The plan and the bump {38 weeks} | PSF


I met with the doctor Wednesday.  I wanted to know what “the plan” was for the low platelets.  First thing, I just then was learning he had my LMP date wrong.  Like a whole week wrong.  So that means he has my due date as almost a whole week off.  Whatever.  My date is 2/10/2012.  And, that is what I’m going by.

So, the plan?  Well, there really isn’t one.  My platelets came back at 112,000 this week (again, it can change daily).  But, when they are above 100,000, we don’t need to do anything.  So, we’ll redraw and count next week and see where they are.  I’m continuing to pray that they stay up and we don’t have to have any more discussions about steroids and inductions.  Let’s let this little girl come when she’s ready (okay, let’s let her come within the next two weeks).

Because my mom and sister have been bugging me, here’s a belly picture from this week…38 weeks.

38 weeks

And, I actually went and got the hard drive out and looked up 38 weeks with girls #1 and #2 (#1 on the left and #2 on the right).

38 weeks #1 38 weeks #2

It would probably be a little easier to compare if they were all the same direction and shot, but well, I can’t tell.  Same size?  Different?  My mom thinks I look smaller.  I’m guessing when she sees this, she won’t think so.  I will say this. I’m the same weight I was with both girls at 38 weeks.  I find this a little ironic because with #1, at this point I was still teaching like 3 aerobics classes a week (I was doing 7 in the beginning), and this time?  Well, I’m really not doing a lot of anything.

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  1. Feb 10th is my birthday!! I would be happy to share it with such a sweet girl! I’m so glad your platelets are looking good this week! Praying they stay that way so she can come when she’s ready! Still can’t believe you are already 38 weeks! Time sure does fly!

    1. Well, it would be cool to share it, but I sure am hoping she comes earlier!

      Hoping those platelets stay up! 39 weeks today..let’s get this party started.

  2. Your belly looks a bit bigger now I think, but that might just be the clothing hehe

    1. Yeah, pretty hard to tell, isn’t it? Maybe in hind sight I should have measured.

  3. Glad to hear your count is that high! I think you & the bambina are going to be just fine 🙂

    1. Yes, praying that’s the case. The dr. told me this week that he put a lady under for a c-section for her platelets at 70,000!

  4. I think it’s funny that you said “this time? Well, I’m really not doing a lot of anything.” I disagree. You are still being a Mom of two (and a half) and that takes a TON of energy. I’d venture to say close to 3 aerobics classes a week. 🙂 At least that’s how I feel chasing and carrying around my two boys. The only downtime you get is when they are all sleeping. And by the way, you look beautiful!

    1. True, true! That’s a good point!

      And, thanks, because I’m feeling huge.

  5. But with number 1 you weren’t a mom and chasing after other little girls. That makes a HUGE difference, both in your time availability and energy level.

    I think you look great. I’d say you are about the same size for all 3.

    1. That is true..I think my energy is definitely down.

      And, you are too sweet:)

  6. Well, you are chasing two little girls around! That’s a workout in itself. 🙂 You look great – can’t wait to see new baby pics!

    1. Thank you, Kelli!

      I can’t wait to see/meet her either!

  7. You look fabulous! Camille’s birthday is Feb 27, but you are probably not going to be that late 🙂 You taught aerobics before?, thats awesome. Well, we all know where you’ve channelled those times, don’t we? Such is the life of a busy working momma.

    1. Please, don’t wish the 27th on me. Actually, that would be 2 weeks late and I have a feeling I won’t be made to wait that long (I’d consider an induction at that point!)

      Yes, I did. I taught step, toning, cycling, ball classes, interval and more. Pretty much anything but yoga and pilates!

  8. You look great but that is funny that you weight the same, just in general, I think. Not to much longer!! I’m sure you’re all getting SO excited to meet her! 🙂

    1. I was surprised, too. I thought I was much heavier this time.

      Yes, we are all very impatiently waiting.

  9. You look fabulous! I know everyone says that to pregnant women, but I am serious. You look great and almost the same size in all three photos. How did you do that?! I think you look a tad bit bigger this time around ( only a small wee bit and really not noticeable), but it is baby #3 after all and that’s normal. It could also be an optical illusion because the photo is in the other direction.

    I got smaller with each pregnancy. How weird is that?! And #3 three was almost as big as my first!

    Wishing you an easy, smooth next few weeks and delivery! xox

    1. Well, you are too nice. I’m not sure…I guess I’m nothing but consistent:)

      Definitely not getting smaller here:)

  10. Finally trying to catch up on blogs again…………
    I can’t wait to see the little bundle!!….sending lots of prayers and thoughts about those darn platelets……

  11. mrs. hils says:

    I think 2 of your bumps are bigger, but not the third. 🙂

  12. Aw, you look great (I’m a sucker for pregnancy photos)! 🙂 I think, if anything, you might look a little bigger this time around, judging from those photos!

    1. Thanks! I’m curious to see how her size compares to that of her sisters!

  13. Gina M Maddox says:

    Awww congratulations! It is hard to tell…you look pretty close in all 3 to me!

    1. Thanks, Gina..we’re very impatiently waiting for her to make her grand appearance.

  14. It’s hard to tell but I think your tummy looks rounder (maybe because of way baby is positioned) but regardless, you’ve got a gorgeous baby bump!

    1. Thanks, Cat. I do think she’s sitting a little differently this time!

  15. i feel like we need to all put our hands in and say “goooo plan”!! which is code for – come on out sweet girl we are ready!!

    ps – what did mom say when she saw the pics? bc my vote is that you look just a teeny tiny bit bigger…so i am thinking she might be a little bit bigger than her sisters!!

    seriously, really feeling like i might be getting a text soon….

    1. would you believe mom said nothing! i had to call her, and she said i looked smaller…weirdo:)

  16. I agree, you look the same exact size and equally adorable. I just can’t wait to hear of her arrival!

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