Well its official, I have reached a whole new level of sexy. My swelling is getting really really bad. My blood pressure is boarderline, I have +1 protein in my urine and have been getting headaches daily. I am officially being watched for pre-eclampsia and was upgraded to weekly appointments at 34 weeks.
The swelling in my legs is awful, it goes all the way up to me knees, its worse at night. I have been doing everything under the sun to help it go down. They are a little better today because I spent most of yesterday in bed with them elevated. I now only fit in one pair of flip flops that are 2 sizes bigger then my normal size! Well my lovely husband wanted to help so he brought me home a pair of support hose. God these things are awful! They are ugly and itchy and not comfy at all, I need Les to help me get them on. I must say the support does help the pain & achieness in my legs, we will see if it helps with the hideous swelling! Here is a very lovely picture of them!
I don't mean to complain so much but boy am I uncomfortable! The DR yesterday thinks that my pelvic bones are beginning to sperate & my body is preparing for BB to come, this is good buy I am hoping I don't feel this way for 5 more weeks. I am having a really hard time moving or standing. I have a lot of pain in my hips & my lower back as well as crampy sharp pains in my lower bump, super super low. As well as pressure in my pelvis accompanied by shooting pains in my perinuem. In addition to the swelling pain I am feeling pretty lousy. BB is super active, which actually hurts at this point. Luckily, with me being off work I am able to spend a lot of time resting. And Les has been awesome about helping around the house & not being annoyed by my laziness.
Tomorrow I am seeing the massage therapist so hopefully that will help with my discomfort. otherwise I just keep reminding myself it will all be totally worth it & I know it will be. The closer I get to BB being here the more anxious i get, not about being a mommy but about the entire labour process. I try to just not think about it, I will deal with it when the time comes. I am gettign so excited to meet this little one tho, I can't wait to see if its a boy or a girl and what he or she will look like. I can't wait to see Les with the baby and watch him be a daddy, I know he will be awesome. This little one could be here in just a few weeks! Wow. I better set things ready!
Finally, to make up for the scary picture above here is a cute picture of my little man, Calvin Cat. He was snuggling with Les on the couch here, I thought him curled up with the mouse was too cute! He is the best cat, I hope he transitions OK to BB being here! He is such a momma's boy!