I had my 33 week check up today and although everything is still going along pretty well, I felt a little deflated afterwards. Baby's heart rate was 138 today. My blood pressure was great at 98/64. My glucose test came back awesome at 75 (anything under 135 is passing). However my weight according to the scale today is 2 pounds less than what I was two weeks ago. For a grand total weight gain this pregnancy of 8 pounds. So of course the doctor grilled me on whether or not I'm eating or if I'm getting sick to my stomach a lot. Now this was a different doctor than my normal OB and she uses a different scale than my regular doctor so she agreed with me that I probably haven't "lost" weight but I definitely haven't gained any either. I explained to her that I am eating, I just don't really eat a lot because I feel full very quickly plus I'm chasing & running after 3 kids every day. She took my stomach measurement and asked me what the size of each of the kids at birth was. Now get this, she then told me that I'm STILL measuring a week ahead with this baby AND this baby is in breech position. She said they're not concerned about breech until 36 or 37 weeks because they still have room to turn. But isn't it ironic that she was getting on to me about my weight gain and yet this baby is measuring big? So now I'm stressing over this baby being "too big," and the fact that he/she is not head down and that they'd really like to see me gain about 15 pounds in the next 7 or fewer weeks. I go back again in two weeks and then I will start my weekly appointments. Please pray that this baby turns around (I really don't want to have to have a c-section) on it's own, I've heard the procedure they use to manipulate the baby is pretty painful.
7 years ago