I went to the dr. today for my 35 week check up. He said that my blood pressure is up so they will be keeping a closer eye on me for toximea. Two weeks ago my blood pressure was 110/60 & today it was 136/76. He said if it gets up to or above 140/90 that's when they really start to worry. So, we're good in that area.
I told him that the dr. I saw a month ago had said she might want to do another ultrasound because I was measuring so big. He looked at my chart & said that he too is measuring me about 2 cm bigger than how many weeks I am but since that's consistent with my history that he really isn't too worried about it. He said that measuring +/- 2 cm is within the normal range. If I was measuring +3 cm then he'd be more concerned.
He said that he'll do another ultrasound if I want him to, but that if he does it that he wouldn't do it until I got closer to my due date. Why? Well since I'm at least 3 weeks away from his lungs being completely developed that even if they looked & saw that yes he's going to be 10 pounds there's nothing they could do about it for at least 3 more weeks.
He did say that if he does another ultrasound & it looks like he's going to be closer to 11 pounds then I might want to consider a C-section. Then he reminded me that ultrasounds are +/- 10% (that's a full pound). He also told me that they did a study with dr.'s who had at least 4 years private practice experience, ultrasounds & mothers to find out who is most accurate on predicting the baby's weight. Guess who was the most accurate....yep, moms. I told him I'll be incredibly surprised if he's less than 10 pounds - on the other hand, I'd be shocked if he was bigger than 10 1/2 pounds.
And last but not least, I told him I've never made it to 39 weeks before & he said, "I hope you don't. Not with as big of babies as you've had because you tend to have bigger babies the more you have & boys are usually bigger than girls." That's always comforting!
So, now we're set until June 30th when we go back. Actually, the dr. wanted to see me back in a week, but the dr. I saw today is out all week next week & all the other dr.s are booked solid next week! I told Travis I think we'll do well to have one show up to catch this kid!! He wanted to know if the dr. misses it if we get a refund. I told him I don't think so!