Ah, okay! I wasn't sure. I had SO many US during my second pregnancy because he was measuring small, but I've only had the minimum during this pregnancy, and didn't know if they offer one later on to check the position of baby.
melann- I did not leak at all with my first, I started to leak as I went into labor. I am pretty sure that is perfectly normal. Different story this time around!
I did a TON of cooking and freezing with my first. Not nearly as easy this time around. I have been doubling meals here and there and freezing one, so I do have a little stash. I am sure my mom will also add to that
Srrme- No ultrasounds here unless they have a good reason to (measuring small/big, BP issues, etc).
Had my 36 week appointment today. 1/2 cm dilated, station at -1. She said my cervix was REALLY soft. That happened the first time too, and it made early labor go really fast for me. I am nervous about that since I need to find someone to watch dd when we go to the hospital. We have lots of people offering, but it's a matter of finding who is available and waiting for them to come over. At any rate, she seemed to think that at the rate I'm going, I will not make it to 40 weeks. Of course it's all a guessing game. Hopefully he'll at least stay in there until 37 weeks so I can have a water birth. Ideally a couple more weeks, because I need to prepare to leave work!
My doctor does about 3 u/s's with each pregnancy at least she has with me though I ended up with more both times so it may just be my situation. I have high bp so it might just be precaution. I had one around 8/9 weeks, 20 weeks and then one to check growth & position at 32ish weeks. With my first, at my 32 week sono he was measuring small and so because of that in combination with my high bp, I was sent to a Fetal and Maternal Specialist where I got 2 more u/s's. With this pregnancy, I wasn't expecting to get any more but last week she decided it been too long since the last one (or something like that) and wanted one more. So she scheduled me to have another yesterday at 38 weeks. She didn't seem concerned but maybe again because of my bp she wanted just to be sure all was OK.
And my u/s went really well. My little guy is measuring well and he was moving during so I think everything is good. They are estimating him at weighing 7lbs, 14oz which I know can be off. I'm just hoping it's not off in that this is on the small side. LOL I possibly still have a few weeks to go and I'm not sure how I'll handle a much bigger baby! My older son was only 5lbs, 4oz at birth...so this delivery will probably be much different than my first.
I have my next OB appointment on Thursday but unfortunately it's not with my OB as she's out of town this week. So I'm not sure how this will go as I'm not fond of this doctor (I know other's who had her and they had bad experiences). So I'm keeping my fingers crossed my little guy stays in at least until next week when my doctor is back. I've already decided if they offer a cervix check at this appointment, I'm going to say no since I had one last week anyway. So we'll see how it goes.
I have DH picking up raspberry leaf tea on the way home. I've heard it came make labor shorter and contractions more productive. We haven't decided if we're going out to a friend's house tonight or not. If we are I won't drink it til tomorrow just in case she's ready and the tea pushes me over the edge. I find that doubtful, but you never know! Anyone have experience with it?
Any opinions, advice, statements or other information expressed or made available on BabyandBump.Momtastic.com by users or third parties, including but not limited to bloggers, are solely those of the respective user or other third party. They do not reflect the opinions of BabyandBump.Momtastic.com and they have not been reviewed by a physician, psychologist or parenting expert or any member of the BabyandBump.Momtastic.com staff for accuracy, balance or objectivity. Content and other information presented on BabyandBump.Momtastic.com are not a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice, counseling, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical or mental health advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on BabyandBump.Momtastic.com. BabyandBump.Momtastic.com does not endorse any opinion, advice, statement, product, service or treatment made available on the website. If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or emergency services immediately.