This week was my 33 week mark, and I had an appointment with my doctor for my monthly check up. I am still swelling in my legs and feet, mainly my left side but otherwise feel really good. Baby A is growing at rapid speed and is constantly moving, flipping and kicking inside. He still loves to hang out on my right side, but has found that he is most comfortable along my ribs. I realize this is all temporary, 7 weeks temporary in fact so I am trying not to focus on the negatives, and just enjoy these last few weeks. Just before my visit I did some lab work that Sara’s doctor ordered to see if my iron, vitamin D and other levels look good. At my appointment, everything went well, my urine test was good, my blood pressure was 100/70 (phew, go glad that has come down), I had my DTAP shot, the baby’s heart beat was right on track and I was measuring as I should. Dr. Horvath and I discussed possible dates for induction if the baby hasn’t come by 6/30, but since this is my third pregnancy, she thinks that I will have this baby before my due date, not weeks before, but days up to a week.
My next appointment is in 2 weeks and I will continue on this path until I am 36 weeks and then we move to weekly appointments. I couldn’t feel happier about the doctor’s appointment, I am right on track with where I should be at this point.