Monday, November 17, 2008

36 weeks

I had my 36 week appointment tonight, and guess what... I didn't gain any weight! In fact if I'd taken off the ginormous sweat shirt I was wearing, I probably would have lost 1/2 pound or so. Anyway, the doctor did not check to see if I was dilated anymore, boooo. I know, I'm a freak. I like knowing if I'm dilated more than last time, but he said he'll check next week for sure, so let's all pray for progress. He did feel around on my stomach, and said the baby is head down, which makes me super happy. I've been nervous about that ever since the baby was breech at my 20 something week ultrasound, and at this point it would be really difficult and unlikely for the baby to turn, so I'm feeling good about the baby's position. My group B strep test was negative, so yay for more good news.
I'm also far enough along that if I did go into labor now I could go to our hospital of choice. The hospital we go to does not have a special care nursery, so if the baby was too early and/or had any complications, they would have to be moved to another hospital in the area that could help them. I love the hospital we go to, so I'm glad we've reached this milestone.
Only 25 days to go, unless I get lucky and actually have this baby a little early. Check back next week for more updates!


  1. I'm so happy things are on track for you. I can't wait for little Baby R to come! Boy or Girl?!?!? It's so exciting! Have you guys figured out any names yet?

  2. Ooh, I just got goosebumps! You're soooo close now!!