Thursday, September 10, 2009

33 week stats

So I went for my appointment today and here is what I found out.

weight 156lbs
blood pressure 116/70
Dot's heart rate 151 bpm (normal for her)
She is measuring right at 33 weeks

My doctor wanted to go ahead and do an internal exam this week due to all the contractions, cramps and pressure I have been having this week. Here's the verdict:
70% effaced
1.5cm dilated

When I heard this I had to go back and look at where I was with Butter's at 36 weeks:
2cm dilated
50% effaced
We found this out on Thursday and he was born on Sunday.

So what does it all mean for Dot? Well it could mean nothing other than my body is preparing for labor. Or if she follows the same pattern that Butters did it could be fairly soon. Also it turns out that she had one major growth spurt these past 2 weeks and dropped in the process.

As far as when things will really pick up, we don't know. My doctor said that at this point if I have steady contractions 7 minutes apart for 30 minutes to go ahead and call. She said to go ahead and have our bags ready just incase.

So now we wait. When my doctor left the room today she said that she would see me next week if not sooner. I still have to rest as much as I can. I have an appointment scheduled for next Friday if I make it that far.

So that's about it for now. If something major happens in the next week it will more than likely be on twitter before I get a chance to post it here, but I will post an update as soon as I can.


Sandi said...

I can only imagine how frustrating it must be to not have a definative answer. I hope the contractions settle down and Dot stays put for a while longer.

Natalie said...

Which hospital are you planning on having Dot at?

V said...

We will be going to Huntsville Hospital. After the experience we had with Butters in the NICU we just think its a safer bet.

Natalie said...

I do wish you all the best. So I know you're calling her Dot as a nickname, what have you decided to name her?

V said...

Dot is her nickname on here. I don't use people's real names here just for a little privacy with that kind of thing.