36 wk baby appointment

5:51 AM

{36 wks, 4 days} My tummy measured 37 cm, which means I grew 2 cm since my last visit! Dr. Milstein felt around on my tummy and estimated that Olivia is well over 6 pounds already. He also was able to tell that she is still head down but she has not dropped or engaged yet. I found that very hard to believe considering I am running to the bathroom every 15 minutes and no longer walk, but waddle around. He also checked to see if I have started to dilate, which I have not. Bummer. I was sure something was happening.

We talked more about the VBAC and decided that as long as she doesn't get too big and I go into labor soon that we would try it. If she's not here by 38-39 weeks, we will discuss a c-section. I mentioned that when I start having alot of BH contractions I usually try to take it easy and lie down. He said not to worry, that if Olivia was born today she would be perfectly healthy and would be able to room in with me and leave the hospital when I leave. He said he would be totally fine with her coming any time now!

This was obviously exciting news, but also sent my mind whirling with all of the things I need to get done before she arrives. So just to clear the fog in my head a little, I will go ahead and make a quick list here of the things that must get done before I am okay with this baby coming.

1. clean out car and install carseat
2. buy double stroller before coupon expires
3. get caught up on laundry/dry cleaning
4. clean out refrigerator
5. make trip to grocery store to stock up on certain items
6. pack hospital bag (don't forget baby book, address book, announcement envelopes)
7. put hospital bag and diaper bag in car
8. white tank for newborn photos

Hmmm...I'm sure there is more I need to do, but that should keep me busy for now.

And a little peek inside her world. These are all from my 4d sonogram at 28 weeks.

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