Thursday, June 21, 2007

35 week appointment

On to weekly appointments! I have my next four scheduled, which will bring me right on up to the due date.

Baby is head down and pretty ready to go. She said they don't do ultrasounds to determine baby's size at this point, but we're measuring right on target for 35 weeks, so he/she is probably about 5 pounds at this point.

My weight dropped by two pounds since my last appointment (not sure how accurate that is...) and my hands are exceptionally swollen. I wake up in the middle of the night with pins and needles in them, as well as when I drive or read in bed. She said it's normal old water retention (which also explains the sausages at the end of my hands) and should go away after the baby is born. she said that since my blood pressure is good and there's no protein in my urine, this is not a sign that I have pre-eclampsia.

Heartrate was in the 130s, and I also had the "Group B Strep Test."