So I’m still pregnant. Today I’m 34 weeks and 6 days; tomorrow is 35 weeks and two weeks from tomorrow I’ll be at term.
I’ve spoken to my doctor, who is back in town (and much to my relief has no plans to be out of town before December). She has said that now that I’ve received the steroid shot to mature the baby’s lungs if I go into labor despite the medication and the bedrest, we won’t take measures to stop it. I’ve been experiencing sporadic contractions, but nothing in a pattern… a state that continue until my original induction date in November. I mostly find it frustrating that they don’t mean anything…I could have a baby 24 hours from the start of them or in 4 weeks as planned. As someone who is a big fan of plans, schedules and order, this is definitely one of the things that makes pregnancy a challenge.
Ravi was incredibly sweet to ask if he could take me out of the house if I were in a wheelchair. We still have the one we bought when I broke my leg in January. She said that as long as I wasn’t walking, she could support him taking me out of the house. Last night Ravi took me to a movie (Friends with Benefits if you care–it was a fun 90 minutes or so and I liked their chemistry) and it was a relief to be out of the house.
From here on out, I see my OB twice a week. This week I’ll see her tomorrow and Friday. We’ll be doing the regular ante-natal testing I get at this point in the pregnancy. They do a non-stress test to check for regular contractions and to see how the baby’s heart rate is handling them…basically I lay down for 30 minutes with two belts attached me. I also get a biophysical profile, which is an ultrasound based test. They measure the amount of fluid around the baby (diabetics are at risk for low fluid), look for movement, watch to see her practice breathing, and a few other measures to make sure she’s still looking okay.
Until October 25th, when I hit full term, I’m still on bed rest (which apart from the random Ravi treat does still mean bed/home) so there isn’t much new to share.
In that spirit, I’m lucky to have some things I’ve been holding back for slow posting weeks. Today’s surprise….some hilarious bathroom signs from an accessible bathroom at Marina Square. Click to enlarge…