We had our 36 week appointment today. Emily is doing great! The most exciting news is that she has decided to turn head down, so no C-section scheduled! YAY! Let's just hope she stays that way! She is now 6 lbs, 1 oz and in the 50th percentile. She's measuring 36 weeks and 1 day, so she's about three days ahead. We got to see her face pretty well today and Dr. Staud said she has a small nose and big, high cheeks (which we already knew about.) Also, she is very cute, according to the doctor. That's kind of hard for us to tell from an ultrasound, but we know she's going to be just precious and adorable. :) Another exciting thing is that Dr. Staud was able to get really good confirmation today that she's definitely a girl! We've gotten glimpses several times since the first time she told us, but today was the best look she's gotten since then.
The one downer is that I had a bit of protein in my urine, and the BP was a bit high (although it went way down before we left.) She's not really worried about my BP, but because of the protein, she wants me to do a 24 hour urine test. I've had protein in my urine before that has gone away, so I'm not worried about it. Before I went in for my appointment today, I spent seven hours in a middle school gymnasium with air conditioning that wasn't working well and hundreds of frustrated parents trying to register their kids for Pre-K. Every bit of water I drank was coming out in the form of sweat, so I think I was more hot, dehydrated, and tired than anything. I completely expect everything to be normal when I go back next week. Even if it really is there, we're so far along at this point that things would be just fine if we need to deliver a little early. In fact, I don't think I'd mind it one bit!
30 days to go!!!