37 Week Check and Ultrasound
Find a Conversation
|Mon, 07-23-2012 - 9:30pm|
Well, the good news is that instead of gaining 4 lbs in one week (like I did last week)... I have only gained one pound this week. Whew.
The main excitement of this appointment was the ultrasound. Doctor wanted to check baby's size since they said my first was a "big baby" (although I personally don't feel that way... may be a little long, but I thought his weight was fine). So we measured baby and he/she is estimated to be 6 lbs, 14 oz here at 37 weeks. Doctor says that's just perfect and if it's correct would most likely lead to a 7.5 to 8 lb baby by my due date. No reason to hurry things along.
I asked that they not do a cervix check because I had so much cramping and spotting after last week's check. I mean does it really matter how dilated I am? It will happen when it happens. I figure I'll request holding off on cervix checks until my Monday August 6th appointment (6 days before due date).
During the ultrasound, it was really hard for the tech to get to baby's head... the baby's face is right up in my crotch. Poor thing. They literally put the bed in the vertical with all the blood rushing to my head to get a shot of baby's face and measure the head size. Here are the two pictures we got: