Wednesday, July 11, 2012


We had three appointments today - the last scan, my regular appointment, and a chance to meet the pediatrician. All went well! The baby was definitely head down and sleeping with its arm draped over its face. Sleeps just like its mom! We saw a yawn, then we saw a lot of facial expressions that said, 'Screw you for waking me up!'. I'm surprised we didn't see a middle finger fly up on the screen.They estimated the baby's weight at 4lbs 10oz, putting the baby around 8lbs at 40 weeks. I take all that with grain of salt as that measurement is notoriously inaccurate.

The next appointment went a-okay. For the record, SAFEWAY AND HOME DEPOT, my doctor was completely fine with the size of the bump, baby, and my weight gain. My next appointment at 35 weeks will include my first internal exam which I've heard is not nice. Oh, and I found out I've actually be having Braxton Hick's contractions. Every now and then the top of my bump gets hard and I just figured it was the baby, cuddling up there. I thought it was totally cute! Nope, turns out they were contractions. Not quite so cute. At least they don't hurt, which would have been a bad thing.

This evening we met with the pediatrician. I was woefully unprepared for this with absolutely zero questions to ask. She seemed nice enough, she's affiliated with one of the best hospitals in the country, and the office is close to ours. She comes highly recommended by parents on a list serve I'm a member of. We figured if in the end we don't like her, we'll switch.

And the best thing that happened today is my good friend was kind enough to have her baby this morning, so I was able to pop in and see her and her new beautiful daughter since I was off work and in the area. I love when people are so accommodating to my schedule!


  1. I always wondered why the US does internals and the UK doesn't. I didn't get an internal until I was in labor.

    Glad your appointments went well! Stay cool!

  2. I have no idea why they do it here. I spoke to my friend in the UK on Sunday and she said she never had one either. If I remember, I'll ask!