I was 37 weeks on Wednesday. SO 2 and 1/2 weeks to go until we meet this little guy. I am up 16 lbs and I am very happy with that! I can definitely tell that I am getting bigger by the day though.
On My birthday (may 11th) I had an IVP test to check on my kidneys to see if they are functioning. I had an ultrasound that showed that my kidneys were still dilated, and the ultrasound tech said it was hydronephrosis. I was freaked out because she said that it was urine backing up into my kidneys which really scared me. My biggest fear aside from any of this hurting baby boy is that I am going to continue to have kidney problems for the rest of my life. So I saw my urologist and he recommended and IVP to make sure my kidney is functioning. I was unsure because I felt like I was so close to being done (35 weeks at the time) and I didn't want to put more stress on baby. But they assured me that it doesn't effect him so I went ahead and did it. I am so glad that I did because I was so relived to find out that my kidney is functioning fine and the dilation was just from the baby and he is confident that I passed the stone that I had. The best part was when he told me "If you would like to come get checked out after the baby that is ok, if not that is ok too." Thank you Jesus I am done with that place! I liked my doctor but am happy to be finished with that chapter (hopefully).
Here is the x-tray that I got at 35 weeks.
To see how he is positioned in there is so fascinating to me. I love it!
At 36 weeks I was checked and not dilated (cervix wise) at all. At 37 weeks I was 75 percent effaced but not dilated at all. She also said I was measuring a week ahead. I asked to be checked just out of curiosity because with Dane I didn't dilate, with Knox they checked me one time and that was it, and this pregnancy has been so different that I am not ruling anything out. The doctor did warn me that each baby you have tends to be bigger than the last and that freaks me out because Dane was 8 lbs 11 oz and Knox was 9 lbs. In three weeks I have a feeling this baby is going to be HUGE if he doesn't come sooner. I have been having lots of uncomfortable-ness down low especially right after I get up. I have been having a lot of braxton hicks contractions but nothing major. My biggest complaint lately is swelling of my feet and sometimes my hands.
As far as getting ready for baby we have everything bought and good to go. All we need to do really is put his car seat in and pack our bags. One thing that I have been having so much trouble with is finding nursing bras. I have big boobs and they will only get bigger after I have the baby so I have been having such a hard time picking out what to buy. Physically in the stores in town there is nothing in my size so everything has to be ordered. And expensive. For now I bought some "comfy bras" they are called and I guess I will just see how it goes and what size I actually need when I have the baby.
Dane and Knox are getting excited and I am so excited to hear them talk about him and say his name and all that. I was particularly worried about Knox being the baby but he seems to be getting used to the idea. We will see how much he likes him when he gets here! HA!
My sister got these shirts at the carters store, I love them! I can't believe I am going to be living with 4 boys here in a few weeks. Sometimes I seriously feel like I live in a frat house and want to lose my mind, but really, I wouldn't want it any other way. I do enjoy being the Queen of the family. HA!
Dane Knox Baby #3
And just for fun, where is a side by side of all 3 of my boys at 37 weeks!