Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Quick Nora Update

I have less than six weeks until my due date.

The fact that, if she arrives on schedule, I will have two little girls next month... well, that's downright overwhelming. Next month! Carolynn gave me quite a fright this morning, telling me about her friend that went into labor a month early. However, the doctor informed me that no, a previous induction does not indicate an inclination towards premature labor... even if I'm hearing lots of stories that indicate it might.

Since our bathroom is still in the process of being gutted (and experienced a week's delay), and we're planning on putting in new carpet in the next couple of weeks... let's just say I'm hoping that Nora bakes all the way up to her due date.

For my own record (since my mom is really the only other person who cares about this stuff), here's what I found out today at my 34 week checkup:
  • Heartbeat 135-140 (she was totally asleep, again, during this appointment)
  • Measuring 33cm, a week small, just like Phoebe
  • Weight gain of 1 pound (since August 14), which I was glad to see... since at my last checkup I had gained four pounds in two weeks. (Total gain: 12 pounds)
  • Normal blood pressure (109/67)
I'll go back again in two weeks, which is when the weekly exams get all cranked up. I'm hoping all of these contractions that I'm having are actually doing something to get me ready for the big birthday... which, hopefully, will not be for another five or six weeks.

5 comments:

Carolynn said...

Thanks for the update. I also hope Nora bakes completely. Selfish reasons of course. I'll be out of town Sept. 28 until Oct. 6. Let's hope she keeps until after that;) Although, I am anxious to meet her!

Lauren said...

12 pounds?

Just 12 pounds?

12 American pounds?

Wow.

Glad You're both doing well.
wow.

Mrs. Olsen said...

I think this all the time, so I may have said it earlier, but time sure flies when you aren't the one who's pregnant! :) Glad to hear everything is going well with the pregnancy!

Huse Blog is it Anyway? said...

Yeah, I'm stuck on the 12 pounds part too!!!

Good job! I like the size updates too. So, at least it's not just your mom. :-)

Erin said...

Have you really only gained 12 pounds! That's amazing! I wish I could say the same. I am feeling totally the same way as you are about being unprepared for the arrival of this baby. At least you have a name! I got a little freaked out when I read about Phaedra's baby coming a month early too. I may only have about 5 weeks left too since they induced me 2 weeks early with Caleb since I have high blood pressure. Yikes! That is really soon!