Thankfully, I have great insurance. MAN - I feel like I'm at doctor's appointments all the time lately. Because I am.
I had my 38 week appointment this morning, and surprise-surprise, I'm only measuring at 36 weeks. Both my doctor and I were a little confused, as last week another doctor measured me at 38 weeks...but I guess there is room for error when 2 different people are doing the measuring. While she was pleased at the results from last weekend's ultrasound, she still ordered another one for this afternoon. Ben was moving a TON during my appointment this morning, which she was happy to see. Now that I'm an old pro at the ultrasound appointments, I'm thinking nothing of the fact that I will be going in for another one today.
We discussed labor a little more. I told her that both Greg and I aren't interested in seeing...well, anything...during the birth. She laughed and said that was fine, but also told me that seeing it all happening is the coolest thing in the world. I guess it makes sense that she feels that way, since she has chosen a profession where she sees it All. The. Time. (Hilary, do you and John feel the same...I'm thinking no)?
I had the option to have her "check me" (for dilation), but I passed. I think that it would only make the waiting that much harder, especially because it basically means nothing in terms of when labor will happen. Maybe I will have her check next week?
I found out that my doctor had to reschedule her trip that had her leaving town on my due date for 4 days, and instead she is out of town NEXT weekend! This is good news if Ben decides to arrive on time, or a few days late :)
Finally, I asked her if due to my fluid level increase, I could start getting active again - walking, moderate yoga, ANYTHING. She said no. Since I have proven that for me, increased activity = lower amniotic fluid and lots of rest = higher amniotic fluid, I need to continue on with that.
So, I guess this means that I'm going into a beautiful, sunny (yet too warm if you ask me) 3-day weekend with absolutely nothing on the agenda but some R&R. Could be worse ;)