Oh Baby! Week 35 of 40

March 14, 2012 by
Filed under: Oh Baby! 

Two weeks ago, I had to go to the doctor’s office because my blood pressure was higher than it should be and my ankles were really swollen.  Since both of these are symptoms of pre-eclampsia, my doctor wanted to check and see if my urine contained protein (another sign of pre-eclampsia) which it did not, thank GOD!  Last Wednesday, I had a follow up appointment and once again my blood pressure was higher than it should be.  My doctor calmly told me that he wanted me to go to labor and delivery at the hospital so that they could monitor my blood pressure for a couple of hours.  Oh course I freaked out a bit, which didn’t help anything.  Once I was at the hospital I started having  contractions, which sucked.  After 3 hours of monitoring my blood pressure, it went down and the contractions stopped.  They sent me home and told me to take it easy the next day.  My doctor doesn’t think I have pre-eclampsia but I just have to continue to monitor my blood pressure at home, drink plenty of water and keep my feet elevated when I am at home lounging around.  I have my weekly appointment today, so I hope everything still looks okay.

Pregnancy Stats

  • Weeks Pregnant: 34 weeks and 3 days (The photo above was taken at my baby shower this past Saturday.)
  • Size of my tiny baby: A Large cantaloupe  (Length:  19-22  in.  Weight: 5.5 lbs. )
  • My Weight:  155 lbs.  Total Gain: 40 lbs.

How am I feeling?

  • Emotionally:  I’m okay lately.  We had our first baby shower this past weekend and I honestly feel really loved.  The overwhelming love and support that I have received from my friends and family is amazing.  Also we have received almost everything we need to be prepared for Liam’s arrival, which feels great.
  • Physically:  I am so tired!  I don’t sleep well at all and being this pregnant is hard.  My feet and hands are so swollen, my face is huge and having a little boy sitting on my bladder all day isn’t the most fun.  But having said all of that, it is really exciting knowing that my body is almost ready to welcome little Liam.
  • Fun Pregnancy Stuff:  I love how cute Liam’s nursery is becoming.  We still have a few things to do in his room but it is coming together quite nicely.  I promise to share pics once it is complete.
  • Cravings:  Desserts!  I went to the dr. three weeks ago for my regular monthly check up and was told I can no longer eat desserts!  Not that I have been eating desserts with every meal or anything but since I have already gained over the recommended 35 lbs I was told I should avoid desserts entirely.  This was devastating news for this pregnant woman, especially since it is girl scout cookie time!

by Selena Faye

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4 Comments on Oh Baby! Week 35 of 40

  1. Cory
    on Wed, Mar 14th 2012 @ 10:18 am

    love you! stay rested – he’s got a little longer to cook!

    • Faye
      on Wed, Mar 14th 2012 @ 10:22 am

      Love you too Cory!

  2. Carrie Button
    on Wed, Mar 28th 2012 @ 2:52 pm

    Good luck and hang in there! You’re almost there! I loved your heart shaped crayons blog and I’m positive you’re going to be a SuPeR DuPeR mom with ideas like that!

    • Faye
      on Thu, Mar 29th 2012 @ 9:27 am

      Thank you so much. I’m doing my best to hang in there. Our doctor says we probably have another week or so! Thanks for the comment.

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