Monday, March 25, 2013

36 weeks...the count down is on!

How far along: 36 weeks!  
Size of baby: We had an ultrasound today and they estimated baby to weight 7 lbs 6 oz! My how he has grown!! 

Maternity clothes: Yesss. Duh.  

Gender: Sweet baby boy! James Austin Green!

Movement:  Lots of movement, nothing new to report here.  

Sleep: Sleep sucks. I almost dread going to bed because I know all I'm going to do is toss and turn and hurt. I feel like humpty dumpty stuck on his back trying to move from side to side.  

What I miss: Starting to miss everything. I guess these last weeks are really where it gets tough. I miss all the little tasks you take for granted when you don't have a watermelon belly!   

Cravings: Loving ice cream!! And still loving peanut butter toast and milk. mmmm   

Best moment this past week:  Seeing our sweet baby again today. He was sticking his tongue in and out and it was so cute! They confirmed his head was still down and engaged in my pelvis. Whoa that sounds like serious talk to me!! 
Symptoms: So I went to the doctor today and my blood pressure was a bit high. 132/82 and then they rechecked it after my appointment and it was 142/84. So thats not good. My BP is normally in the 110/70 range so this was a big jump. I also had protein in my urine and have this crazy crazy foot/ankle/leg swelling. They think I might be pre-eclamptic and drew blood to confirm this. SO, the plan for now is for me to stay out of work for a week and stay off my feet as much as possible. I go back to the doctor next Monday to reassess how things are, and if things are better I can go back to work for a few weeks. If not, I will be out of work for good and I'm guessing they will induce me around 38 or 39 weeks...depending on where my blood pressure goes. She said the only cure for pre-ecampsia is delivery so that might be happening sooner than later. 

What I'm looking forward to: All the obvious. Getting anxious about labor and delivery and just can't wait to meet our sweet baby and bring him home! 

Milestones: His skin is smooth and soft now, his liver, kidneys and immune system are all good to go. He is pretty much ready to enter this world!!  

Mood: Pretty happy for the most part. A little irritable and mostly just sick of being preg and ready for D-day! the countdown is on...28 days or less to go!    

Labor Signs: Nope. But lots of BH contractions still. She checked me today and said my cervix was still closed, so that was good. She did say people that have high amniotic fluid levels will commonly have more contractions. 

Wedding rings on or off: Off and I miss them! haha 

My face is totally swelling too...awesome. 

My belly looks so big to me in this pic!! Whoa!