Sunday, April 26, 2009

33 Weeks, 5 Days

Actually, I'm at 34 weeks today, but I took this picture at 33 weeks and 5 days. It just seemed so fitting because I feel like I am pretty much all stomach right now. I'm fairly sure that this child is close to Jack's current height already, and it can't weigh much less than he does now. Surely.

All in all, things are going pretty well. The sciatica eventually went away, but it has been replaced by carpal tunnel problems. Even though it's annoying and a little painful, it's still a thousand times better than having excruciating pain any time you move your lower body. My feet and hands look pretty puffy all the time now, and if it's at the end of a hot day, they look downright ridiculous. As long as that goes away eventually, I can deal with that.

My doctor's office told me that my blood pressure was going up, but I am fairly sure that they are the cause, because when Jay took it at home, it was okay. You'll notice that I didn't say that the doctor told me my blood pressure was high. That's because I have seen my doctor for a total of two minutes since January, and she may or may not be back by the time I have the baby. That, in combination with waiting with a four year old for an hour and a half to see a nurse for five minutes seems to be what gets the numbers rising.

We're now just three weeks from "the window"--though as I told my doctor when I had Jack, I don't consider any windows open until 40 weeks, no matter what they may have told them in med school. At 37 weeks, though, I am hoping to have the house in good order, newborn clothes washed, food in the freezer, and upcoming school plans ready. Jay has the week before that off and we only have two more weeks of school, so I am optimistically thinking that we may reach this goal!

"Life is always a rich and steady time when you are waiting for something to happen or to hatch." --E.B. White, Charlotte's Web


Denise said...

I am sure you don't think so but I think it is going by fast!

Why are you up at 12:00 a.m.? You should be getting sleep now while you can!

Denise said...

Okay, my previous post says 3:04 a.m. and it is 5:03 a.m. so never mind. :-)

Julie said...

I'm so impressed by your attitude.

Anonymous said...

Wow, time sure did fly by, but we all are excited right along with you.
I think Sommer over on the spot is due around the same time.
Keep us all posted over there too.
We miss you over there Jen.