Monday, August 18, 2008

Back from my 24 week check up

And I have to say again that I just love my doc. I really hope he is the one on call when I go into labor. Anyhow - the stats. Up 5 pounds last month (13 total). BP 130/80 and baby's heartbeat was at 156! I love that sound. He also took out the measuring tape and said I was on track for a medium sized baby (hurrah!).

We talked a bit about childbirth classes - and I told him how I was having a doula, and how she thought that practicing breathing and positions was kind of silly, considering you don't really have any idea what is going to work for you until you are IN labor... and he totally agreed. And he put her name in the file so that they would know that she would be there.

Besides all that? I have another month until my next appointment, at which I'll be doing the 1 hour glucose test (blech) and I'll be officially in the 3rd trimester (eek!).

6 comments:

bleu said...

YAY for great check-ups!!!!!!

Jen said...

I'm so glad everything is going so well! That sounds like a great doctor.

Jen said...

Having just taken my childbirth class, I agree that the whole practicing breathing is silly. It just felt awkward, and I had difficulty seeing how I would be using it.

It sounds like you had another great appointment. You're nearly to 3rd tri now!

K @ ourboxofrain said...

Hooray for a good appointment!

I too find the breathing thing ridiculous and refuse to practice it, though I have been practicing squatting, tailor-sitting (i.e. Indian-style), and pelvic tilts, as well as progressive relaxation.

tobacco brunette said...

Yay...I'm so glad things are continuing along as they should. Thought the belly bumping pic was really cute.

emily said...

Eew. The glucose test was pretty gross, but not horrible. It tasted like orange soda. I'm glad you guys are doing well, congrats to Aaron on the new job!