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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Weeks 31-36

So the last month or so has flown by. We have biweekly doctor appointments. Starting at 32 weeks, every other Monday, they see how much Ava Kate weighs then on the other Monday they check my amniotic fluid to make sure there is not too much or too little. So far, so good. Ava Kate is growing like a weed! At 32 weeks, Ava weighed 4 lbs., 1 oz. At 34 weeks she weighed 5 lbs., 4 oz. Last week, at our 36 week appointment, she weighed 6 lbs., 14 oz. I hope she doesn't keep growing at this rate or she'll be huge!!!  I also go to the doctor every Thursday to test fetal heart tones. We've had good reports each time! These frequent appointments are due to the gestational diabetes. Overall, it has not been that hard to manage the GD...thank the lord!

As of 35 weeks, the doctor told me that I was barely 1 cm dilated and 0% effaced.  That appointment was on a Monday.  By Thursday I was 100% effaced and still 1 cm dilated. The nurse practitioner had us all excited that Ava Kate might be here sooner than we expected. Well we made it to our 36 week appointment with no baby. This past Monday, they checked me again and I was only 2 cm dilated. Ava Kate is also still breech so they don't want me dilating past 4 cm because she is at risk for having a prolapsed umbilibal cord. They also don't want my water to break, if at all possible! Once I get to 4 cm they will take me for a c-section.  No more progress was made this week, as of Thursday, so we figured it would be another week or so.

On Saturday, I started having contractions at 3 p.m. and they were pretty consistent for the next couple hours so I called the doctor and she told me to come on in and get checked. I really thought this might by the day that we get to meet our sweet little angel...well, we didn't. I was having contractions but when they checked me I was still only 2 cm. I tried not to get too fraustrated because I know the longer she cooks, the healthier she will be but it was a bit disappointing!  So the wait continues...

Recent bump pics

32 weeks

33 weeks

34 weeks

36 weeks

Rocking the bikini on the lake at 36 weeks...why not! : )

Last night at the hospital

Last night at the hospital

After leaving the hospital I was bummed so I figured lobster tails, filet and mac and cheese would make me feel better! : )

One day shy of 37 weeks

That's all I have for now...hopefully the next time I post, it will be pics of sweet Ava Kate!

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