Elizabeth (greyautumnrain) wrote,

Status report

My latest OB appointment was yesterday, but I was feeling to hot and lame to post about it yesterday. I had been hoping that Boston weather would do what it does about 60% of the time and remain chilly through May. Alas, it was not to be. Instead of snow in April we get temperatures in the 80s. Not the best year for it from my point of view, but presumably almost everyone else is happy.

The appointment proper started off with my OB getting out a sample cup and asking me if I could go again before I left. Apparently they found white blood cells in the urine sample I'd given then 15 minutes earlier and wanted to rule out a UTI. I could have produced another sample right then and there if they'd wanted. I'm all about going these days. I doubt it's an actual infection, I think repeatedly getting kicked in the bladder every day for the past few months might have something to do with it. Still, better safe than sorry.

Speaking of kicks, it's pretty obvious that the fetus is still breech. I brought this up and mentioned for the umpteenth time the fact that I DO NOT WANT TO HAVE A C-SECTION. My OB was pretty relaxed about it, but not without a plan, thank goodness. So the plan is we give the fetus until 37 weeks to get properly oriented and if the fetus is still breech she will do a version. I'm so glad she said he V word. Did I mentionnot wanting to have a c-section? In the meantime I'll try long walks and turning myself upside down and all sorts of weird stuff, but it's good to know that my OB is willing to try to manually turn the baby instead of just resorting to cutting me open. Yay!

Everything else is just peachy. The only other news was the actual stats from the ultrasound I got last week. We already knew I was happily pervia-free (unlike poor enugent, who has been stuck in the hospital for a month now, with another month to go). The full results included an actual size estimate, based on various measurements. The error bars on this are pretty big, but as of last Monday they estimate the fetus weighed 3 pounds 4 ounces. That would put the fetus in the 74th percentile for size, and on track to be over 7.5 pounds at birth. I was pretty startled. For my side of the family, that is a HUGE baby. Yes, yes, I know it's not at all large for my circle of friends. For reference purposes I will state that I was 6 lbs 5 oz at birth, Margaret was 7 lbs even, and Margaret's baby Kaden was 6 lbs 5 oz. I was not expecting an above-average baby in terms of size. On the other hand, Warren was over 9 pounds at birth, so maybe it's his doing.

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