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Whew! We made it…

I had my 34 week appointment yesterday.  I got some useful information/suggestions from my doctor, that were, as usual, presented with some fun, witty comments. 

Based on how they figure it, I officially became 34 weeks pregnant at midnight last night.  So, at 3PM, he told me that as long as I kept BabyMort in until midnight, I could deliver in Ames.  If I did something crazy and went into labor within the next 9 hours, they’d have to ship me down to Des Moines to deliver.  He requested that I wait until after midnight.  Done!!

Then he commented on my weight gain thus far.  The conversation went something like this:
Dr: “You’ve gained 33 pounds so far.  The recommendation is 25-35 pounds, but realistically, most women gain between 15 and 50.  So, as long as you don’t gain more than 17 pounds in the next 6 weeks, I’ll be happy.”
Me: “I’ve seen the scale creeping up, but I always manage to forget about it when I’m dishing up a bowl of ice cream at night.”
Dr: “That’s how it is with chips at my house.  My wife sits down next to me with a bag, I say something about how we shouldn’t be eating them, she agrees, and then I dig in.”
DaddyMort: “So in your medical opinion, as long as you acknowledge that you shouldn’t be eating something, it’s okay to eat it still?”
Dr: “That’s the jist of it.”

The way I interpret this exchange…I have doctor’s orders to continue eating ice cream on a regular basis!!  (Unless I’m nearing the 50 pound weight gain mark – that’d be a lot of ice cream…)

He said everything was looking good.  I measured right on at 34cm and her heartbeat was good.  I go back in 2 weeks and then every week after that.  They’ll actually be checking me to see if I’m making any progress from now on as well, so the appointments should get a little more exciting!!

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