35 Weeks

Pregnancy: 35 weeks.

Weight Gain: 16 pounds.

Sleep: I feel like, at this point, I should just laugh when people ask me how I’m sleeping. If nothing else, I’m definitely prepared for the newborn stage.

Gender: Boy.

Feeling: In general, I feel good, which to most people would seem totally miserable. My feet and ankles swell within about an hour of me being awake, but I’m used to that. They’re fine when I get up in the morning, so all’s well. At least that’s what my doctor says.

Health: This is the fun part. Between 33-35 weeks with Butter, my blood pressure started to climb. I was even sent to L&D after one appointment for monitoring because my doctor didn’t like my blood pressure readings. Last Thursday, the nurse took my pressure twice. That, coupled with the fact that I’d had a decent sized headache earlier in the week and experience black spots clouding my vision earned me an extra doctor’s appointment this week. So, my weekly appointments start tomorrow instead of next Thursday. I’m under orders to call if I notice the baby not moving as much [Funny story, I saw the P.A. last week and she asked me if I was counting his movements. I laughed and said, “I don’t have to, it’s constant.”], if the spots return, if my face and hands swell, etc.

Movement: I took a bath last night to ease my aching pelvis. I tweeted this, after 5 solid minutes of laughter.

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