Monday, January 4, 2010


We had another check-up today and all is going well.  My blood pressure and growth are looking good.  My Beta strep test came back negative, which means we don't have to hassle with a round of antibiotics when we get to the hospital.  We heard baby girl's heartbeat and she sounds good.  She is moving frequently, which is the best sign that all is well in there. 
She has come down a little lower in my pelvis, but has not actually dropped all the way.  She still has time!  Next week I will be 39 weeks and she will check to see if I have started to dilate or thin out.  I have been having lots of Braxton-Hicks contractions, so hopefully those are helping. 
This week I will start taking evening primrose oil, which helps your body start getting ready for labor.  It's not like castor oil that will actually try to start labor.  This just helps make the conditions more favorable for labor once you are ready. 
I can't believe that we are down to 2 weeks! 


Nikki said...

Oh my goodness -- this is soooo exciting. I bet everyday you are just tickled "pink".

I can't wait!!

Leslie said...

I did the primrose oil as well and was told by my midwife that there was an even MORE ideal way to take it than orally taking the capsuls, if you know what I mean. haha! Glad everything's going so well.

Natalie said...

Yes, next week we start taking the primrose oil the other way. I have also heard that is the most effective way.