Thursday, April 08, 2010

35 Week Appt.

Well, I gained three lbs in a single week - but my blood pressure is good, my thyroid levels are good, and my urine is pure as the driven snow. Woot, woot. The nurse wrote down that my uterus is measuring 36 weeks, however I don't remember her ever pulling out a measuring tape - maybe she's like one of those carnies that can guess your weight just by looking at you?

Some of the ladies on my message board are already talking about how dilated they are so of course I'm wondering if I have started to dilate, but she didn't check. Maybe they start checking that at 36 weeks? Or maybe only if you've started having contractions? I have no idea. I'm not very good at asking questions of people in lab coats.

I have been having some Braxton-Hicks contractions in the last two weeks, but definitely no real contractions. I'm thankful for that. I don't think I could ever relax if I started having contractions as early as some women do. A few women on the board are experiencing preterm labor and it sounds awful. They are having to deal with amniocentesis, nasty drugs, bed rest, and long days in L&D where everybody else is getting to have babies. No thank you! They say that boys lungs take longer to develop than girls so I want little Remy to cook good and long!

On Tuesday Ross and I go to the hospital for the tour! I have been hearing so many good things about this hospital lately - it sounds like freakin' Disneyland!

In other pregnancy news...I don't know if my feet are going to survive this ordeal. First there was the fracture (or suspected fracture, whatever). That took weeks to heal and still gives me weird twinges from time to time. And now, between the swelling, my enormous weight, and the desert air, my poor feet have started to crack all the way from the heel to the ball. I try to keep them moisturized but do you have any idea how hard it is to reach your feet when you have a human being living in your abdomen? It's hard. Normally I'm not the kind of girl to go for a pedicure, but these days I am seriously considering leaving my comfort zone and going for it.

1 comment:

Lauren said...

Put some lotion on the back of a wide hairbrush and use that to rub lotion on your feet or squirt it on a tile floor and rub your feet in it. A pregnant girls gotta get creative, you know. :0)