Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Numbers Game–A Very Confusing Pregnancy Update

So here’s me today before my doctor appointment.


I’m 34 weeks.

Or maybe I’m 36 1/2 weeks.

Who knows….

Because of my issues with my pregnancy with Charlotte, I had an ultrasound last week to check my amniotic fluid and how the baby was growing.  I definitely don’t have to worry about this kiddo being growth restricted.  It was already weighing around 5 pounds, 11 ounces!  All of the measurements showed that the baby is about 2 1/2 weeks ahead of schedule.

So today was my doctor appointment.  I was thinking that the midwife would probably change my due date and we’d do normal 36 week appointment stuff (strep test, check for dilation, etc.), but no.  This late in the game, they don’t officially change due dates.  She does agree that my original dates are probably off and I’m actually closer to what the ultrasound showed though.  Which makes sense since I’ve already noticed some signs of labor getting closer.  But even though she thinks that I’m more in line with my ultrasound results, we still didn’t do any of the 36 week check-up stuff, and I don’t go back for another two weeks.

I know that no one really ever knows when their baby is going to decide to make his/her debut, but with three other kids at home and all of our family living 20+ hours away, it does make things a bit stressful to have the conflicting dates.  Thankfully we have some great friends here who have offered to help with the kids if the little nugget decides to show up before my parents make it out here.

Now to finish getting my to-do list done before he/she arrives….


Rosie said...

Oh how frustrating and confusing! So glad baby's growing well - due date windows are confusing enough without adding in uncertainty on dates... Prayers for a smooth delivery, whenever that may be!

Nicole said...

You look good at 34 or 36+ weeks!

Janelle Vannice said...

That must be so confusing! My numbers were off at every single appointment, but they told me it's only accurate to say the due date based on REALLY early ultrasounds... like 7-11 weeks or something! Weird!

Amanda B. said...

You look amazing!! And you may just be having a baby like really soon. AHH!

Jen said...

You look fantastic no matter what! :)

Alejandra said...

You're almost there! I can't believe it! At least you know it won't be much more than 6 more weeks! You look great!

Katie said...

You are looking so wonderful!!!!

Jessie said...

That's crazy! And confusing. You look fabulous. Hope you're doing well and hanging in there. Talk about the looongest month ever, right? Best wishes for a smooth delivery!

Traci@TheHallway said...

So confusing but way for almost baby time!!! Eeeeeek! I can't wait to see the newest little nugget!! Thinking about you guys! xoxo