34w5d Doctor Appointment Update

It was my turn to go to the doctor today. Since hubby had last night off, he went with me. He’ll start going from now on, since we’re getting down to the wire.

My regular nurse (the doctor’s assistant) wasn’t there, and I did not care for the lady I had today – AT ALL. She took my weight (GASP! Up 7 pounds from 2 weeks ago!), I gave a urine sample, she took my temperature… Then, she took my pulse. OH.MY.GOSH. It takes Jessica (the regular nurse) 10 seconds to take my pulse. This woman stood there for the entire minute counting every.single.beat. She took my blood pressure, and then she left the room.

A few minutes later, the doctor came in. I told her that the contractions have started coming strong and steady. She said she wanted to check me, and I told her exactly what she would find: A very tightly closed cervix. She did all the other stuff first…. listened to the heartbeat (in the 140’s and just perfect), measured my uterus (right on track), and then she started poking my feet and my legs. I told her that the swelling was ridiculous, and that everything just hurt so badly. She agreed, and said that she could tell the 7 pounds I’d gained was all fluid. She left the room for a minute and then came back in to check my cervix. I told her that I could quote what she was going to say: My cervix is “closed, and still long and thick.” She said, “Well, it’s definitely closed, but it’s VERY soft.” Now, that could just be because this is baby #5, and things have been stretched out several times before, but she did say that there is a chance that I could go on my own before the induction date. I’m still not counting on it. I’ve never dilated past a 2.5 on my own before, even with constant contractions, so I don’t see it happening this time.

October 27th is officially the day, though, and I’m pretty sure… no, I’m positive that that will be Parker’s birthday. As much as I would LOVE to go all on my own, I honestly would not know what to do if I did! I called Gene at work on Monday night and told him that I was contracting like crazy. His response? “Well, if your water breaks, and it’s not just you peeing on yourself, call me.” See, we’ve btdt so many times, I get no sympathy from him at all.

We go back in 2 weeks (so that I’m over 36 weeks) and then it’ll be every week until the induction after that.

So, mark your calendars! October 27th it is!

Angie Vinez (2894 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


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    I wishing you the best Angie!

    I’m sure you’ve got to be frustrated and just over it. Here’s to hoping that last stretch of your pregnancy is easy.


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    3 Kids and Us says:

    Is there nothing they can do about the swelling? That sounds so uncomfortable.

    I’ll be sending you labor vibes. I don’t know how you feel about induction but I love the surprise of going on my own (even if it is the middle of night like last time ha).

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    Hey Angie!!

    Thanks for the comment on my blog!! I have enjoyed reading your blogs and will continue thinking and praying for you!! Especially OCT 27th!!:):):):):)

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    I continue to wish you the best. Just think it will be over soon. I can’t wait to see pics of your new addition. With your photographing talent they will be so precious I am sure of it.

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    Don’t you just want to yell at some of those “helpers” in the office…so annoying, especially when you’re preggo.

    I hope the best for you! It would be awesome to go early, huh? I am like you, no chance of going on my own…needing the induction, too. I am on my 4th baby right now. I would SOOO love to go on my own, too!

    Best wishes and God bless!

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