I had another doctors appointment yesterday, I'm still not meeting with my primary OB but her substitute is doing a fine job (although she does seem a little overworked). I have only gained 2 lbs since the last visit. So I'm officially at 48 lbs heavier, I can't seem to break the 50lb mark! How am I going to make this a 75lb pregnancy now! =) If I continue at this rate I'll probably be at 53 lbs up by delivery.. I don't think anyone guessed that high in the weight pool! Sorry to disappoint, I guess that means I WIN! =) Right Mom?!?
Everything looked good, my blood pressure was normal, and the belly is measuring normal as well. I asked when they would start estimating the baby's weight and she said, not for a while yet. Since my measurements are right on they aren't worried that the baby is big so there is no need to check things out. I have started feeling Braxton Hicks contractions, but they say that is completely normal and nothing to worry about. They did the Strep B test and I'll find out the results of that next week. She checked my cervix and I'm 1cm dilated (which means absolutely nothing, so don't get excited that I'm going to deliver early, no one is saying that.) and the baby was head down but had no dropped. He is still actively moving around and wasn't head down earlier this morning, although he feels like he may have turned back that way now. I think he is putting on fat because his kicks haven't been nearly as painful in the last few days. Either that or he is getting so cramped in there he can't get enough momentum for it to be painful anymore. So all is well and we have no worries at this point.
The last piece of the nursery puzzle will arrive tomorrow so once that gets put together and I get all the laundry done and on the bed I'll take pictures and post them. I know I keep saying its almost done, but it really is almost done.
I also will be packing my hospital bag tonight so if you have any suggestions on what to pack I am happy to hear it.