Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Pregnancy Update – 37 weeks and 4 days

  • Mild contractions (Braxton Hicks) are getting frequent. Usually, they happen very early in the morning around 4am.
  • I am super, super tired all the time and I think I am at my ugliest at this entire pregnancy.
  • My blood pressure has returned to my norm of 100/70.
  • I only gained one pound since my last check up two weeks ago, I’m now 137 lbs.
  • Our check up will be weekly now.
  • Johan’s approximate weight is now 6.8 lbs (I don’t know if it’s just me or is it really huge for a baby still inside the tummy?)
  • I was asked by my OB to do some tests last Saturday – urinalysis, CBC, activated PTT and Prothombin time – which yielded questionable results.
  • I was asked to return to the hospital yesterday, Monday, for more tests and to discuss the results of last Saturday’s lab tests. They found bacteria in my urine so I gave another sample to be cultured. As for the blood tests, they found that the percentage of my blood clotting is below normal. The normal is 75%, mine is only 54%. That means, there is a chance that I might lose blood when I give birth. My OB asked that I do two more blood tests, blood clotting time and bleeding time. All the results will be discussed on our next check up on Saturday.
  • I was already given admission orders by my OB.
  • I’ve been having dreams about Johan lately. I can see his face clearly, he’s “maputi” and he’s chinito like his mom but he got the thick hair and the long lashes of his dad.
  • I can’t wait to see our little one soon. I am kinda praying I give birth this coming Saturday, September 18. That way, all my family members and relatives can visit us at the hospital because it’s a weekend.

1 comment:

poison ivy said...

Good luck and God bless on your delivery sis. Just calm down and enjoy. :)

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