Friday, May 28, 2010

34 week doctor visit

I'll be honest with you. Lately I feel very much like Humpty Dumpty. (and not in a good way) See? Pretty huge, right?

I just cannot believe how LARGE my belly is getting this time around. And to think - as of today I've officially gained 5.5 pounds in all. What if I had gained the "normal" recommended 15-20 by now? Can you say Fatty McButterpants? Ugh. By way of comparison, here's a photo of me 34 weeks pregnant with Elijah.

Crazy times.

So, I'm 6 weeks from my due date with little mister ALREADY! I went to see Dr. R today, one of my doc's partners. She's great too. I'm so thankful to have a group of super OBs in her practice. You know, just in case she's not on call when I deliver.

Anyway, the visit went fine as usual. We discussed the pros and cons of delayed cord cutting with her and she made me feel very confident in my decision to delay. This group of doctors is so easy-going and patient-friendly. It's amazing, compared to my other OB. She basically said that whatever I want I can have, as long as there is no danger or emergency. I'm stoked. My plan is to bring my finished birth plan when I go back to Dr. Brown in 2 weeks.

I also got a chance to discuss the insurance stuff with someone there. God is so good to me. He totally worked it out that I (by "chance") picked the exact right plan with Hoosier Healthwise so that their office would accept payment directly and we don't have to do anything crazy to get insurance to pay for it. In fact, the awesome part is that with this plan I don't have to pay a DIME. No copay. No deductible. No labs or radiology bills. Nada. How sweet is that? Huge weight off my shoulders!

So on my next visit we'll have another ultrasound and after that I'll be going every week until the end. I can't believe I'm at this point already!

And in case you wondered, here are my stats this time.
Blood pressure: 122/72
Weight gain: +2 pounds (that's +5.5 overall now!)
Measuring: 35 cm (on target)
Baby's heartrate: 147


grace said...

don't worry, I'm holding onto the weight for you ;-)
seriously. that's awesome. and you look great! I can't believe you're only 6 weeks out!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Very Sweet, see good things do happen to us. xoxo