Anyway, a couple of interesting things happened at this appointment. One was the midwife says it's normal protocol to take the (miserable) 3 hour gestational diabetes test again at this point, which I have never heard of. I said, "No way. There's no way in hell I'm doing that." Then she said she had to tell me that I should start pricking my finger four times a day from now on. It was all I could do to not give her the finger. (I mentioned being snippy, right?). Luckily she changed the subject at this point. She measured my belly and said I was measuring big - 37 weeks and not 35. Apparently this means nothing, but I am concerned. Does this mean I have a giant baby? Does it mean I'm going to go early? Something tells me I have some googling cut out for me tonight! She said she only gets concerned when babies measure small, that I shouldn't worry. Let's hope I'm not looking at a nine pounder!
Kaiser also has a new system in which they do your admittance paperwork early. So I did that, also paid a $500 down payment (gulp). I guess that will save me the annoyance of a call while I'm in labor asking me for my credit card number.
I thought I'd go every week after my 37 week appointment - but apparently it's every week from now on. I am not thrilled by this, but hey - this time last time I was there twice a week for NSTs and my regular appointments, so I really can't complain. I have to say I'm going to be thrilled when all this medical shit is behind me, though. I'm just getting a little sick of it. I just want the baby here, healthy, and for us all to get on with our lives.