Welcome to 9 months pregnant, these are your feet. Your toes now resemble ‘lil smokies and your legs are holding fluid as well. I’ve been home for about an hour and a half and you can still see the indentation from my flip flops! This is a tad depressing.
Had I not been at the Dr this morning I would have gone in for a quick bp check, just to be sure.
Speaking of that, all is well. I saw my favorite Mid-Wife again, the one who said Nugget felt small one month ago. (no, thats not why I love her) I told her about Dr Kelley and his “pretty seizable head” remark followed by c-sections are no big deal. She laughed, and said “he’s such a man!” She also said that she was sorry, he shouldn’t be saying stuff like that to first timers, you know, inducing heart attacks and such. She took my hands and showed me by touch how to feel the sides of his head, its not big feeling to her and surprisingly not to me either. It seemed about the size of my palm. She told me if he were my 2nd I could “sneeze him out” OH!?- better than the Giant Peach baby I was afraid of. That said, do either of them really know? She estimated he’s probably close to 6 lbs today and that he could be in the 7.5-8 lb range at birth. Again, guessing but sounds okay to me. I measured exactly 36 today which was good since Dr Big Head said I was 2 cen. over ( did I mention that before?) but today was right on track. My BP was still good, I don’t remember its exact number this time but something normal, it certainly wasn’t in the danger zone to go with the massive flinstone feet that have developed so that makes them a little less alarming. I go every week now until d-day! As ready as I am I can hardly believe how quickly this time has passed, I have been warned that time will come to a screeching halt at any moment. I hope not.