Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The 36 Week Visit

So, I went to the doctor on Monday. My 36 week appointment was MUCH different than my regular check ups that I have been going to. Oh we started with the regular, weight, blood pressure, urine sample. But then there was a sheet on the exam table, and you know what that means...this time the exam would be much more in depth.

Eli's progress:
  • Well first of all his heartbeat is loud and strong. I still LOVE hearing that! That has been my favorite part of this whole experience when I'm at the doctor's office!
  • He is head DOWN! whoo hoo!! I, for some reason, had it in my head that he was breech. And even last night I had a dream that he was transverse (laying across me) and that I could feel his ear...haha...who knows. So, I'm very happy about that!
  • I didn't get any possible weight or length measurements, but I'm measuring right on track so I'm assuming Eli is as well.
  • I haven't started dilating yet, and he said that was normal to not be dilating at 36 weeks.
  • And that I am also 50% effaced and Eli has already dropped and is in position! :)


Chelsey's Chatter said...

Yay for being 50% effaced! We still need a picture though! :0)

Susanlee said...

OH my god I'm so glad he's not transverse. Could there be anything more uncomfortable ever, excepting actual labor of course. Still waiting for a 36 week belly pic...

Missie said...
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Missie said...

Almost there. I went from being dilated to a 1 and 50% effaced, to giving birth in less than 48 hours! He's gonna come soon! Good luck! Oh wait, are you getting an epidural or going for it naturally? :)