Thursday, October 29, 2009

37 Weeks & My Pregnancy Update

MY UPDATE at 37 Weeks:
Well, the non stress test went well.  The baby was still breech and not facing out.... in other words, he's curled up in a way that his arms and legs point toward my back.  So I am feeling him move, but it's not kicking and elbows.  I feel gentel rolling or flutters.  But that counts and that is what is "normal" for him.  His heart rate looked good.  I'm not dialated yet.  The doctor talked to me about the baby being breech and the fluid levels being low....
The Doctor Says:
- They will NOT be trying to turn him (because the fluid is low)
- They do want to plan and schedule a c-section the week before my due date
- The Dr says the baby is "full term" this week and will most likely NOT have to go to the NICU
- He said to have our bags ready
I will go back to the specialist to check the fluid levels again on Monday. 
At that point, if the fluid levels are the same or up
--> I will continue to stay on bed rest/drinking water/etc. and he will get to stay in there a few more days. 
If they find that the fluid levels have dropped again (on Monday)
--> they will possibly do the c-section that day!! 

So, mentally, we are ready for him to be with us next week!
*-We are praying that he will stay in as long as possible.
*-We are praying that the fluid levels will go UP.
*-We are praying that he will just turn head-down on his own.
Your pregnancy: 37 weeks
From Baby Center
How your baby's growing:

Congratulations — your baby is full term! This means that if your baby arrives now, his lungs should be fully mature and ready to adjust to life outside the womb, even though your due date is still three weeks away.  Your baby weighs about 6 1/3 pounds and measures a bit over 19 inches, head to heel (like a stalk of Swiss chard).  Many babies have a full head of hair at birth, with locks from 1/2 inch to 1&1/2 inches long. But don't be surprised if your baby's hair isn't the same color as yours. Dark-haired couples are sometimes thrown for a loop when their children come out as blonds or redheads, and fair-haired couples have been surprised by Elvis look-alikes. And then, of course, some babies sport only peach fuzz.  It may be harder than ever to get comfortable enough to sleep well at night. If you can, take it easy through the day — this may be your last chance to do so for quite a while. Keep monitoring your baby's movements, too, and let your caregiver know immediately if you notice a decrease. Though her quarters are getting cozy, she should still be as active as before.


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