Wednesday, December 12, 2007


I have started to swell! I did not do this with Grant and have had zero swelling throughout this entire pregnancy. I wore my cute shoes all the way to the end with him and I am not a chunky mule kind of gal! Last night, when we got home from my mom's and I was getting ready for bed I looked down at my feet and my left one especially was HUGE! It totally freaked me out! It went down alot overnight, and has not returned to that ginormous state, but it is still larger than normal and I'm pretty sure none of my black shoes are going to fit at its current size. So what am I supposed to wear with all of my black pants... since those are the ones that still fit?! I think I was up half of the night because this swelling was bothering me soooo bad. I'm one of those that just goes over and over things in her head. I even dream about the stuff so I get no break from the worry. It's stupid, but I really like my semi-thin feet. Even when I gain weight other places, they usually stay pretty thin. I do not like their appearance right now, and I plan to take full advantage of the doctor's advice to keep my feet up!

Thankfully, the swelling is no indication of pre-eclampsia. My blood pressure was actually much lower today than it has been the past several weeks, so that's good. I had this horrible fear that it was going to be through the roof and they weren't going to let me leave the hospital. I still have so much to do before I will feel ready for this baby. I haven't packed my bag yet, but maybe I'll do that soon and I haven't washed her "coming home" outfit yet either.. ya know major stuff in the whole scheme of things! Today was the first of my weekly visits... fun stuff. These were the dr's words, "We'll call you a 1." Ok, that's it for the details. I wasn't even a 1 after my water had broken with Grant, so that's monumental for me. I kind of freaked Pookie out. He said so that means it's going to be soon. I told him that really it didn't mean much of anything, and that regardless of whether it's tomorrow or a month from now, it's all pretty soon! I guess we'll just wait and see what happens, and in the mean time maybe I'll do some of those "little" things I've been putting off until closer to time!


  1. Hate that your feet are swelling! The only good thing about being pregnant in the summer was that I was able to wear my flip flops with everything.

  2. I did a lot of swelling with both. Trevor was really bad. It will go down if you stay off your feet some.
    As for packing your bag, I didn't have it packed when I went in with Trevor both times. The third time I wasn't leaving without my baby. So I packed.
    As for being at 1 tell Andy, I was at a 4/5 for almost 4 weeks. That freaked Craig out he thought if my water broke he would have to birth a baby. I had my babies very quick. Nolen 4 hrs of water breaking and Trevor 2 hrs and we had to drive down town. So tell him don't freak out. It could be weeks.....Hope not over your due date for your sake.

  3. Too bad you can't wear flip-flops! I say just go with the crocs and sacrifice style for the next couple of weeks. . . people will sympathize for you and be especially nice to the pregnant lady! :) Hopefully you can get some rest before the big day!