Vincelli: Party of 6

Vincelli: Party of 6

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Today we had our 35 week appointment. We’re going in every week now! We heard the heartbeats again. I’ve gained another 2 pounds since our last appointment six days ago. That makes it a total of 41 pounds gained so far. And our doc measured my fundal height, but it can’t really be measured anymore because it’s to its max. (I did measure my belly to see how big it is “around” at home and it’s at 46.5 inches! AHH!!)

My blood pressure was a little high, but I think that was because we sat for 40 minutes past our appointment time before they brought us back. (I’m really impatient at waiting past appointment times.) So, they had me lay on my left side for a while, then took my blood pressure again, and it was normal again.

Today I got tested for the Group B Strep culture. It checks for the presence of a bacteria called streptococcus, in the vagina. About 30% of healthy women have this bacteria, and it’s not a big deal, but it can cause life-threatening infections in a newborn as they pass through when born. It can also lead to infections in the mother as well. If you test positive, they give you antibiotics before delivery and everything is fine. I’ll find out in a few days the results.

It was interesting to find out that I am 2 centimeters dilated. Our next appointment is Monday and they’ll be doing another ultrasound. Our OB said if I’m more dilated than 2 centimeters at that time, it most likely means I’ll be going into labor within the next 2 weeks! Or if it’s still at 2 centimeters on Monday, then it’s probably from the weight of both babies pushing down.

Another great appointment. Another blessing…

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