Thursday, April 28, 2011

36 weeks and counting

Well, here it is: I began to lose my mucus plug last Thursday (at 35 weeks) and more on Saturday.  That's too much info for some, but exciting to the miserably pregnant!  I have been fully expecting this baby to come at any time because with Belle, this happened on Sunday morning and she showed up Thursday morning.  However, nothing has been the same this pregnancy, so I am not really quite sure why I keep thinking things might be the same.  So far, it has been 8 days with no baby.  I have been having some pretty tough contractions that last for about 2 minutes, spaced about 5-10 minutes apart for a few hours at a time, then they just stop.  This has been going on since last Saturday.  Needless to say, I am anxious for this baby to arrive and for things to not be quite so miserable with my body!

I had a doctor's appointment yesterday and the good news is, I didn't gain anymore weight! Before I left my appointment, Dr. Leslie said "Happy dilating!" So, she knows this baby is coming sometime soon-ish.  I am hosting a baby shower for my friend Julia this Saturday, so I am now hoping Baby waits until after that.  THEN I'm going to do whatever it takes to get this show on the road! My feet are enormous, my back is sore, my stomach is sore and I can't do half the things I normally would do.  I'm really ready to just get life back to "normal" with a new baby!  I will keep you all posted.  I am very ready to meet the newest Little Lumsden!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

33 Weeks

Dang. 33 weeks alread.  Here is the huge belly. I am officially 2 pounds shy of where I was when I delivered Belle.  Good news - in the last 2.5 weeks, I gained only 2 lbs (which is much better than the average of 2 lbs per week that I HAVE been going at for the past couple months).  I am feeling very large and not at all in charge.
As most of you know, I have been having some seriously swollen feet, ankles and legs the past week.  Here is a picture. The right one is so much worse than the left, but neither fit into my shoes anymore! I am resorting to breaking the new dress code at work and wearing only flip flops, because they will actually fit onto my feet.  If I could reach them, I would at least paint my toenails, but I do not see that one happening anytime soon!  Anyway, take a look at the pic... Seriously... That's just not right...