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June 5th, 2009, 11:43 AM
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Today was my routine checkup with my midwife, I haven't seen her since Sunday when I was in L&D for preterm labor. The first thing she says when she comes in: "Wow, your belly has gotten a lot bigger since Sunday!"
Just what every pregnant woman wants to hear, right? Anyway, she feels my stomach, and then measures my fundal height, which is 39 weeks ()...and she says she thinks it's all baby. She estimates the baby to be 7 pounds already (*gasp*)...and the HB is good and strong. No worries there.

She wanted to check my fluid level and do a biophysical profile on the baby (as well as check size), so she ordered me an ultrasound! I was so excited.
So I go to the u/s room and the lady looks everything over. The u/s estimate of baby was 37w 4d, and the weight was 6 pounds 14 ounces. I know this can be off by about a pound, but even at 5' 14" that's a pretty big 35-weeker. We saw some pretty cute chubby cheeks and baby was breathing on its own the entire hour we were there. So I guess this baby's going to do fine whenever it decides to come now. The biophysical score was 8 out of 8.

So that's my update. Obviously we're still trying to make 36 weeks, but everyone's pretty confident this child is pretty developed already. I can't believe the size, and neither could my midwife. She said I bake babies faster than anyone she's dealt with. But anyway, I'm happy that everything looks good and we should be fine.


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June 5th, 2009, 01:07 PM
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that's good news! Some babies just cook faster. I would bet baby makes an appearance a bit early. But it sounds like that shouldn't be a big deal.
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June 5th, 2009, 01:11 PM
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Everyone is different, some need 42 weeks or even longer and other bake their babies fast so that they are ready at 36-37 weeks. Your babe will come when he's nice and ready. Glad you had a great appointment.
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June 5th, 2009, 01:42 PM
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awesome! I'm so glad baby is looking so good and healthy. What a great size


I guess your oven just runs a little hotter then some!
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June 5th, 2009, 03:24 PM
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That's great, let's hope your babe stays in another few days and is nice and healthy when he or she arrives!
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June 5th, 2009, 04:33 PM
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Yay for good news!! I hope you make it to 36 but Im glad the babe is ready!
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June 5th, 2009, 04:35 PM
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I'm so glad to hear that the baby looked so good and that it was breathing the whole time. I hope you make it to 36 weeks but either way I'm sure everything will be fine. Yay!
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June 5th, 2009, 05:30 PM
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Such great news!!! CONGRATS
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June 5th, 2009, 08:17 PM
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I'm so glad to hear that baby is doing sooo well! That's so comforting knowing that s/he seems insistant on coming early!!
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June 5th, 2009, 08:19 PM
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glad everything looks good
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June 7th, 2009, 08:52 PM
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sounds like baby will be here soon!
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