at 36 weeks in pregnancy, you start having to go to the doctor every single week! i'm not sure what all they do, but i do know they will check my cervix every week to see if/how far i'm dialated and how effaced i am. i have no idea what this means, but i do know if you are 100% effaced and dialated to a 10, that baby is coming. so, yesterday jimmy and i made our trek to first, the ultra sound to try and determine size and position and then to the regular appointment. the ultra sound was uncomfortable b/c i had to go to the bathroom the whole time! they make you come in with a full bladder and then she just kept pushing on my stomach the whole time. i couldn't really focus on the tv b/c i just kept thinking, hold it in, don't go to the bathroom here! we did learn some fun facts though. we're still confident she's a girl! she weighs 5.14 already! and it sounds like she has a lot of hair! which is no shock, but it was still fun to see the light sqiggles on the head, showing hair follicles. the pictures seemed to show that half of her head has barely any hair and the other side has hair already 1/2 inch long...so yeah, we're pretty interested in seeing just what this little girls head of hair looks like! we were suprised to find out she was almost 6 lbs already. just based off my stomach size, we really thought she was only like 4 1/2 lbs...so now i'm nervous that we'll have a fatty greeting us in late april. my doctor has given her word she won't be big though...i hope she's right! we also learned she is "head down" so that's a plus, as long as she stays that way for another month.
as far as the regular appointment went, dr. hall checked my cervix and it was a bit uncomfortable. she said i wasn't dialated at all yet. bad sign in my mind if jadeyn is already 6 lbs.
our nursery is almost finished! i'll be posting pics in just a couple weeks, i hope! we have a couple more showers to get through and then i'll be showing off the room : )
5 months ago