Feb 4, 2010

Week 39: Doctor's Visit

Today I had another Doctor's visit and my first internal exam! :) Oh, to clarify, I am IN my 39th week, so I have 38 weeks down... I always feel like it's probably confusing how I post. When I started, I was ambitious with each week and now I feel a bit silly about that- hehe.

I did all the normal stuff- urine sample, blood pressure (good), then stripped from the waist down. I had a male doctor today (in the practice there are 2 females and 4 male doctors), but I'm good with all of the guys. I have an overall preference for female doctors- particularly with OBY/GNs- because they usually know better what things feel like, but with this practice I have found EVERYONE to be really fantastic! Great bedside manners, very gentle, pretty go-with-the-flow people :) And the guy who I met with today is from California (yay! hehe) and he also is very active with the blood cord donation council at Fairfax Hospital- which I think is pretty cool.

Anyways, because it was a male doctor, the female nurse stayed in during the internal exam (as did my husband). To start with, we listed to the heart (good), he measured my uterus and then felt around to guess about how big he thinks Baby H is. His guess what that she is around 7-7.5 pounds NOW and so maybe 8 pounds by next week/delivery. I actually was not scared by this- I think I'm so big I was almost hoping she WOULDN'T be 6 pounds because that basically would be I'm that much heavier- lol. Just kidding :) But, I am rather pleased by her weight as it doesn't seem TOO big and certainly not small. We'll see how she is when she is born.

So, he then started the intern, which was really just him feeling around with his fingers. I didn't find it that uncomfortable and he said 'ok, a bunch of pressure,' but I really didn't feel too much. Of course, I usually don't have problems with my yearly exams, so maybe that makes a difference. Anyways, he felt in and... I'm starting to thin and I'm not dilated at all!

I'm actually not as disappointed by this as I thought I'd be. I think if it was that way last week, when I was getting so many harder contractions and back pain and all that stuff, I would have been disappointed, but I haven't been feeling that way this week. So, I haven't been feeling like I would have anything 'going on' down there. I think it's weird that I felt so much stuff pretty much for the few weeks BEFORE this week, but ah well. :) (don't get me wrong, I'm sore and tired and all that, but the back aches and really hard pre-contractions or whatever kinda' slowed down)

So, I'm still just waiting! My mom is planning to fly out Feb 12 which should still work fine. If nothing is going on by my due date of Feb 16, they are going to wait until the week of Feb 22 or even Mar 1-3 to induce me. So, no matter what- I will have a baby soon! :)
Side note- as you can sort of see in my photo... I now have stretch marks on my belly :( I went until about week 36 I think with a clear belly (ok, 1-2 marks after week 28) and then it just exploded! So, I now have stretch marks on my tights/butt (those I got early on), my breasts (not too bad, whew!) and my belly (grrr). And this week my belly button went from really shallow to..... ok- I don't think it's an 'outie,' but it's not an innie. It's just kinda' not there anymore... lol


  1. Don't feel too bad about the lack of dilation. On the 19th, I went in and had an internal. I had been stuck at 1 1/2 cm dilated for a week, and wasn't anymore effaced. I went into labor that night. :)

    You're so close! Enjoy the rest of pregnancy. You will miss that belly and feeling the baby inside once you give birth!

  2. Thanks- I'm actually feeling ok; I think because I haven't been feeling as bad as last week... Now, if I start getting more pressure again and STILL nothing is going on- that may be annoying ;)
    I will try to enjoy this time! It will be odd when I give birth to have my body back to myself, lol.

  3. You're feeling good? With ALL of mine, I started feeling better a day before and the day of...like I wanted to...do stuff!! Anything! I was outside trimming hedges with my first and was in labor and didn't know it!! I was really active those 48 hrs. prior to delivery, and hyper! :) Maybe you'll get lucky! But I know you're all set and just "waiting"! tee-hee! BTW, You look GREAT!! Can't wait to see her!! TTYL

  4. hehe- I actually hope I don't go into labor this weekend- we are looking at getting 2 feet of snow tonight and tomorrow... It would be rather hard to get anywhere! :)
    Thanks for all of the love and thoughts; it really means a lot to me! :)

  5. great blog and sounds like you're doing fantastically. I never had an internal examination here(in the UK) until I was in labour. I personally would refuse them and let nature do it's own thing in it's own time. I'm pregnant with number 2 and hope to have this one at home. Lovely bump photo!

  6. you haven't posted in a while so i'm guessing you've had your little bundle yes?

  7. I'm so curious as to what happened and how everything went, I really hope you post an update, and I hope you and baby are both ok!!

  8. I am also very curious as to how everyhthing went. Hope you and baby are well and she had a safe arrival.

  9. Please email me! I have a question about your blog! :)


  10. A maternity support girdle can usually help if you're feeling discomfort during pregnancy.

  11. This is a great resource for expecting or breastfeeding mothers!

    or call:

  12. This blog is great source of information which is very useful for me. Thank you very much.

  13. would have been nice to see the next steps on this blog

  14. Was reading along, thinking you were still at 39 weeks and how we were only a week or so apart... Then I saw the post date and became disappointed. I'm sure you're busy off with the baby. Hope all is healthy!

    I'm still stuck with a beached whale of a wife for now. 3 more weeks to go!

  15. I found this great resource for expecting mothers, they answers questions about anything you may be concerned about being exposed to during pregnancy (medication, hair dye, fumes, etc...) They are a lot of help!

  16. We could read this Article for how to get ready before birth and labor pain.

    Sheila burnett


  17. I am so curious to hear what happened!

  18. Soon after I told my partner that I am pregnant our activities in bed started changing. We started having little to almost no sex at all. Although my drive for sex increased something keeps turning him off the mood. However, he finally managed to get over his fright and we started making out in quite a different position than we did before. It was great. - pregnancyhowto.net

  19. Congrats on the baby! You may be having another by now. Did you use a doula coach by chance? I heard that using a pregnancy coach if you are going natural is a good idea. let me know! Thanks

  20. I recently gave birth to my baby and a friend recommended Morph Nursing Bras to me. I tried it and it was wonderful! Nursing has become so easy and they are very comfy too.

  21. I’m Pregnant and Want To Protect My Baby - bandffirstpregnancy.blogspot.in/2010/02/week-39-doctors-visit.html#comment-form

  22. An immense moonlike of commendation, reserve it up.
    Yaz Side Effects

  23. Like the wandering fairy said, I did't have an internal until the delivery...i guess it works different here in the UK

    don't worry if the baby comes out an 8 pounder. my Mila was 8lb 2oz! everyone was shocked as i'm quite petite. I found that it was a really good weight and size as i didn't feel as scared holding her then if she was 6/7lbs

    and i also didn't get stretch marks until the very end :( and there was me thinking i wasn't gonna get any and then BAM...an explosion of them -_-

  24. where is the outcome from this blog? did everything turn out ok?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  25. Check out this great and FREE service I found for expecting or nursing mothers!
    The Texas Pregnancy Riskline Information Service will counsel you and let you know of potential risks from any toxic exposures. Check out their website at www.ttis.unt.edu
    or call 1.800.733.4727

  26. Your site is very informative and your articles are wonderful.
    dig this

  27. Reminder, there are still seats available at tomorrow night's FREE Kolling Knowledge event on LIFE AFTER BIRTH.

    This special health forum - geared at both the general public and health professionals - will provide insights into the key health issues for mothers and their children. Society focuses on a healthy delivery but how we are looking after women and children after the big event of giving birth?

    Kolling Knowledge ambassador, Dr John D’Arcy, will MC the event and join Kolling Institute Director and Perinatal expert, Prof. Jonathan Morris and leading obstetrician, Dr Vijay Roach for a lively discussion, culminating with questions from the audience.

    Our Patient Ambassador for the evening will be mother of two, Maeve Beary, who was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia at 29 weeks, and eventually delivered her first son Cian 9 weeks early. Maeve will share her personal account of the stress and anxiety involved in caring for a premature baby, her own physical recovery, fears for Cian’s ongoing health and for any future pregnancies and the need for ongoing Perinatal research to help other families facing similar challenges.

    Kolling Knowledge: Life After Birth
    Tuesday 4 September 5:30pm - 7:30pm | Level 5 Kolling Building,
    Royal North Shore Hospital, Reserve Road, St Leonards

    Register NOW at www.kolling.com.au or by calling 9926 4904

  28. This month CorCell Companies, Inc is having their September Giveaway! You can win an advanced baby monitor system! Visit our website for more details and share with your friends and family!


  29. Check out this great and FREE service I found for expecting or nursing mothers!
    The Texas Pregnancy Riskline Information Service will counsel you and let you know of potential risks from any toxic exposures. Check out their website at www.ttis.unt.edu
    or call 1.800.733.4727

  30. It is nice to know that women like you are willing to share their experience on blogs which will some day be great source of comfort and guidance to those walking down the same path.

  31. wow .. your blog is full of motivation, tips and tricks for pregnant women.
    Make them feel healthy and happy during pregnancy.
    Thank you for this information very useful!!!
    Best Regards,


  32. You can plan your pregnancy by using ovulation kit.This kit is design to detect your hormones and know the right time to get pregnant.Ovulation test kit give accurate and instant Result.

    you can call and order it

    Email- home.check.new@gmail.com

    Call Now! Anu Verma- 011-23357326, 9560506177

  33. Hope everything is going great. I really enjoy reading this blog.

  34. Don't forget to get a physiotherapy in Toronto! No mother should go without physiotherapy when they don't have to.

  35. Has anything ever bothered you in life? Do you
    have any problem you need to solve? A pending
    court case you want to resolve in your favor?
    Health, relationship and finance. Welcome to
    the world of miracles and wonders, there are
    supernatural treasure and power to liberate
    mankind from all afflictions. Why cant you live a
    life of your dream? Why must you work so hard
    and yet earn so little? Why cant you be happy
    with the one you love and desire or why cant the
    one you love reciprocate and appreciate that
    love? Why would the doctor tell you there is no
    solution or cure to your problems? Why would
    your lawyer say you stand no chance, that your
    case is hopeless? Have you been cheated by
    anyone or those owing you money refuse to pay
    back? Do you need a rapid job promotion in
    your place of work? You want to venture into
    politics? Now I understand certain things are
    hard to believe and comprehend, but all I ask
    from you is only 3 days and if you will follow my
    instructions and use the items you will receive, I
    promise your life will never be the same
    again.If you find no relevance in the help I offer
    I solemnly appeals do not be vindictive and go
    in peace. And if your intentions are to take
    advantage of the powerful nature of our items
    for the purpose of evil, I will not have any
    business with you please be advised. May
    angels guide you. All inquiries should be
    directed to the Priest Abija email below Email:
    spirituallighthealing101@live.com or
    you can sent a text message to this number:(518) 303-6207!

  36. It is really interesting, I hope everybody lick this Post.

  37. Nice post, fully informative thanks for sharing

  38. Advanced reproductive technologies have seen vast improvements in the recent years

    Fetal health care has seen vast improvements in the last decade and the latest technologies have produced favourable results. Antenatal diagnosis and assisted reproductive technologies have brought a revolution in this field. But lack of information and awareness has led to people not knowing about advanced treatment techniques. A webinar is being conducted to showcase the latest procedures and processes in this field that will discuss the current scope and contributions of fetal health care.

    Webinar symposium
    Dr Lal PathLabs, the leading and the most reputed diagnostic chain, presents a webinar symposium on the Diagnosis & Management of Normal & Assisted Reproductive Technologies on Sunday, 22nd June 2014 between 4PM and 6PM. You can register free for the webinar on the following URL: www.drlalpathlabswebinar.com A Q & A session will follow the Doctors presentation.
    About the Speakers:
    1. Dr. Nimmi Kansal, MBBS, MD, HOD, Biochemistry & Immunoassay, Dr Lal PathLabs.
    2. Dr. Indrani Ganguli, MBBS, MD, FICOG, FIMSA, FICMCH, All India Vice President FOGSI.

  39. My wife and I are trying to get pregnant. She wants a baby more than anything. She's always looking on pregnancy blogs like yours to see how to prepare for a child. I think that the best preparation we could do now is to go to an OBGYN and make sure that we can get pregnant. http://www.obgyndc.com

  40. The idea of pain during the delivery varies from women to women. Particularly, the first-time mothers want a proper counseling about good nutritious diet, physiology of labor pains and antenatal exercises. But, here in this article we shall only be dealing only with the hospitals for painless delivery in Hyderabad.

    Ankura hospital is a state of the art superspeciality hospital for women & children.

  41. Ankura hospital is a state of the art superspeciality hospital for women & children http://www.ankurahospital.com/

  42. nice post share..50000+ best baby names with meanings around the world with B&N.For best parenting and pregnancy support around the world with B&N.visit www.babyandnames.com

  43. nice post share..50000+ best baby names with meanings around the world with B&N.For best parenting and pregnancy support around the world with B&N.visit www.babyandnames.com

  44. I like your blog and all the information are really very useful.

  45. Don’t think of anything else just contact Dr Abalaka and purchase some of his herbal medication and your depression will go away. This was my state of mind when my doctor told me that i will not be able to conceive due to the Fibroid that was rolling in my family life and when i decide to reach out to the priest, and the Priest told me what to do in other to get the medication. Eventually I receive all the Herbal medications that cure my Fibroid and give me the chance to become a proud mother: Dr Abalaka is a great spiritualist, He did it for me, you can contact Dr on (dr.abalaka@outlook.com). If you are suffering from the following gynecology disease::
    High Blood Pressure (herbs to reduce your BP within 7days)
    Infection, regular body pains
    Blockage from the fallopian Tube
    Cyst from the ovaries
    Unpleasant smell from the virginal
    Irregular menstruation
    Weakness of the penis (not able to have sex with your partner or inability to satisfy your partner sexually)
    Watering sperm (low sperm count) not able to get woman pregnant.
    Infertility for easy Conception.......
    Erectile dysfunction treatment
    Skin diseases, Toilet infection and bad body odor…….Etc..
    Get your ex back
    Happiness in relationship
    Command respect in the society
    Enlarge your Penis/breast with no side effect
    Impotent solution
    Obesity solution
    Romanticism solutions
    Cancer of the blood
    Sickle cell
    Lupus disease
    Parkinson disease
    General consultation
    Those are the things he does, You can simply contact the spiritualist Dr Abalaka on (dr.abalaka@outlook.com) to get his Herbal Medication to cure your disease and put yourself on a motherhood side of life..

  46. Get you all types of the infertilities problems treatment from the Sofat Infertility Centre. Sofat Infertility Centre is own by the India's best gynecologist Dr. Sumita Sofat. Sofat hospital is one of the best and most popular IVF centre in India provides all types of the male and female infertility problems with more than 90% success ratio.

  47. This comment has been removed by the author.

  48. HI,

    As this is quit old post however i gone through with the post that you shared with us in your 39th week. it was nice written it seems like i am talking to you. hope you had a beautiful baby would like to see latest pictures of you babies.

    Stay blessed with you babies.

    Best Regards
    Dr Shivani Sachdev Gour

  49. This comment has been removed by the author.

  50. Very nice blog, You are providing very great information, it is very useful to us,Thanks for sharing this wonderful article,keep posting like this good information.
    Thank you.
    If you want any information maternity please follow us

    Natural birth hospital in hyderabad

  51. To visit doctor is a difficult task and to find a good one is more than that. Especially during pregnancy, it is very much important to get a doctor during pregnancy time. To get a painless delivery is one of the important factor which should be taken care before going for treatment. You can find best painless delivery gurgaon. would suggest to go once and clear your doubts.


  52. As a gynaecologist, I am very glad to read this wonderful article which helps people with great info about male & female fertility. Also visit my websites for information like this - Maternity Hospital | Fertility Hospital | IVF & IUI Hospital