vita - over the past few days i've acquired swollen ankles - nothing else swollen (yet!) - seems its pretty common as we get closer to due date, been told you get swollen ankles because big weight in pelvis stops lymph drainage from legs so it pools in ankles...nice!!! I think as long as blood pressure keeping normal its ok but ask your MW and let us know what she says!!! xx
Its a good idea to ask MW about swelling, yeah. Like Waula said if your BP stays ok then its just water retention, which is not fun, but not really a big problem either. I had cankles last time and they went within a week of giving birth
Roh has spent the afternoon trying to learn how to jump. I've been trying to show him, but not feeling that jumping up and down repeatedly is the best activity for a heavily pregnant woman!
My head is feeling mostly better so I'm catching up. It was probably just a dehydration head ache as I don't think I drank enough water yesterday.
Gosh I swear the baby has grown significantly in the past week. I should get a picture up for you. It feels like he's trying to kick his way out of my lower chest.
I guess I'm fortunate that most of our family lives nearby so no one will have to stay overnight. My brother and step mom would be the only ones visiting from a distance but my brother always stays with him friend (who has a HUGE house) and my step mom stays in a hotel. The only unfortunate thing is that OH's aunts and uncles LOVE babies and have issues with the calling before showing up thing. I'm worried about them visiting at the hospital. I think only the grandmothers need to visit at the hospital, everyone else can wait until we get home. I'm still trying to decide if I will have my mom visit while I'm laboring or not have her come until after the kid is born. (MIL will need to wait as she would drive me batty.)
If my step mom is not able to visit in the spring or summer I would like to visit her in the fall. So baby will be 6-8 months old. Would a 12 hour drive be better or two short flights? (There are no direct flights.)
We still don't have an official name. Hubby and I both like Eliot but I also love Jasper and Leonardo. And we don't have a middle name picked out yet. We've been thinking about giving him my dad's name as a middle name but also thinking about giving him my maiden name as a second middle name. I think putting my dad's first and last name in the middle of my son's name would be weird. I really want to settle on two names because I've heard so many people say that they had the perfect name picked out and then met the kid and found out it didn't match at all and came up with one on the spot.
Well, time for me to go back to sending out the wedding thank you cards. Hubby says I have to do them before the baby shower ones need to go out.
Kymied, I would think that two short flights would be better/easier than a 12 hour drive, even just for the sake that a) you can give baby all your attention and don't have to focus on driving and b) flying is a shorter period of time if baby is miserable.
Glowie, that's how our dog is, too. I'm the slave, DH is the buddy. DH is actually being more helpful recently--he'll feed him and take him out--but he'll do things like feed him, then get in the shower. I'm like, how would you like to have to wait 30 minutes when you have to poop? We're thinking of trying "potty grass" on our balcony. Not sure if the dog will take to it, though.
Don't want to jinx anything, but I think I feel pretty good this morning!
Has anyone else noticed this--when I get really tired, like from being out and about--my arm gets sore?
i wouldnt say my BH are painful but they do take my breath away a bit just due to the sheer tightness of them
i saw my midwife in sainsburys and she said i was looking very well (yay!) and said she would be lookign out for me on the labour ward in the next couple of weeks!! so exciting when she said that as it makes it seem much more real.
My grandma came over this afternoon and gave me the most beautiful white knitted blanket. it looks like a christening blanket. and a little jumper and knitted teddy. i feel so blessed to have so many people who are excited about my baby arriving. he or she is already so loved.
plus, exciting news, i have taken photos of my nursery, pram and bumo so will be posting them soon. warnign though, they are taken on the SLR so are high res images and will be huge. i have no idea how to re-size them so brace yourselves!! lol
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