Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Pregnancy Journal: 37 weeks

Yay!  I have now made it to 37 weeks in this pregnancy which means, I am now considered full term and I am now able to birth outside of a hospital.  Unfortunately, I found out a couple of weeks ago that my main midwife does not accept my insurance for homebirths (only birthing center) and it is unlikely that the other midwife will be on call when the event happens, so we are preparing for a birthing center birth instead.

If I make it to 41 weeks, I will have to see an OB for a non-stress test and another ultrasound and wait for the "ok" to be released back to the birthing center, so...I am hoping that the baby is born on her own before then.  I had my check-up today and I am nowhere near ready to deliver yet, which is okay since I have three weeks until my due date.  The midwife was somewhat concerned today because when she measured my belly, I only measured 33 weeks.  I tend to hide my big babies well.  At 32 weeks, I had an ultrasound.  At that point, the baby measured 5 lbs and according to the ultrasound, I was measuring two weeks ahead.  But, my midwife said that later ultrasounds are less reliable than earlier ultrasounds.

The only other concern at this time is my iron.  When it was checked last week, it was 33 which is the lowest it can go without me being referred to an OB for further instructions.  I have been doing some stuff to try to increase it and will be checked again next week.

Otherwise, all is going well.  I am getting super anxious to meet our baby girl!


Phyllis said...

We are all excited over here in anticipation for you and are praying for a safe and happy births, wherever they are.

Peterson Party said...

Thanks Phyllis!

Christy Killoran said...

You look great!!!!! So exciting!

Unknown said...

Very exciting!!!! You look GREAT btw.

michelle said...

Yes, you hide that baby well! You look FANTASTIC!!! I pray that Father is glorified and His will be done in regards to the birthing place. =)

Traci said...

You look wonderful:) I pray all continues to go safe and in perfect time.

Many blessings to you:)