I can’t believe we made it to 36 weeks! We checked in here 3 weeks ago and the thought of making it this long seemed impossible. Based on the fact that we’ve been able to let babybug grow a little longer and based on todays Ultrasound results, it turns out that sitting on your ass for 3 weeks really does help! The ultrasound showed that the amniotic fluid was up to a normal level and was even higher than last week, dopplers looked good, her movement looked good, it all looked good! They normally wait 4 weeks to do growth checks, but since it was our last appointment they went ahead and did it, even though the last check was only 2.5 weeks ago. She is still small, but they estimated 5 pounds (last time they estimated 3 pounds and 14 ounces). The growth checks can be off a pound either way, but regardless… we’ll take it!
The perinatologist recommends we keep our appointment for next Tuesday and because my placenta hasn’t moved enough, we will still move forward with a C-Section. The only things that could push the date up would be signs of preeclampsia or any negative changes to the fetal heart monitoring. So, we’ll keep you posted… for now we’re just keeping our eye on the prize!