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34 Weeks

34 Weeks
34 Weeks

Yesterday I became 34 weeks pregnant. I had another ultrasound done. The ultrasound lady was pretty rough, pushing really hard on my body. The ultrasound pictures are getting harder to make out as I get further along in my pregnancy, which she said is normal. She took some measurements of the baby, checked the amount of amniotic fluid, and checked that the umbilical cord was still functioning well.

Today I had a doctor appointment to go over the results of the ultrasound. He said things look good. There is plenty of fluid and nothing wrong with the umbilical cord. But the baby is measuring small. He said that he has gone from the 34th percentile down to the 15th percentile. He wasn’t overly concerned since I’m small myself, but they want me to have another ultrasound in two weeks. If he still isn’t growing the way they want him to, we will be discussing having him come out sooner than later.

He also wants me to keep an eye on how much he is moving. During his most active times of the day, he should be moving at least 6 times in 2 hours. I was already aware of this and have been keeping an eye on it. He is still moving throughout the day so I’m not really worried right now. But if he’s not reaching those targets, the doctor said to make sure I go into the hospital to have them monitor the baby.

5th Prenatal Appointment

On Thursday I had another prenatal doctor’s appointment. He went over the results of my ultrasound and the Gestational Diabetes Screening (GDS). Everything is still looking good. The baby was head down at the ultrasound. But I do worry that it may have changed since then. Either that day or the day after the baby did a lot of big movements and I swear he is in another position now. I think I get one more ultrasound later in the pregnancy and really hope that he is still head down.

I also passed my GDS which was a relief. But he said that my Iron levels were a little low and told me to start taking some supplements.