36 weeks – in under the wire

May 8, 2009

I’ve been on maternity leave / bed rest for all of two days, and I’ve already managed to forget which day it is. Oops!

So. 36 weeks.

36 weeks

I had another fetal biofeedback test / ultrasound today, and Biskit is looking good, thank goodness. Her little face is no longer visible on ultrasound because it’s so far down in my pelvis, so I guess I will just have to wait until she’s born to get another look at her!

36 weeks-2

Meanwhile, I’m kind of meh. Just leaving the house to go to the doctor’s office today left me exhausted (and with elevated blood pressure – ack) – yet at home, I’m restless and bored.

In other news, my circumference has grown another inch. Biskit shows no signs of slowing down her growth, and now that she’s taken over my entire abdomen, the only place for her to grow is OUT. Alas, this growth is accompanied by a substantial amount of amniotic fluid, so I can’t really feel her move all that well anymore. At the ultrasound today, I could clearly see her zooming around and wiggling her little arms and legs, but I didn’t feel a damn thing. The ultrasound tech said that basically, it’s like she’s living in an Olympic size swimming pool — she can kick and play all she wants without ever touching the walls. It’s weird – I thought she had chilled out over the last few weeks, but that’s not the case at all — she’s just living in more spacious digs.

(I cannot imagine how RELIEVED I will feel to have all this fluid out of my body! It’s certainly contributing to my exhaustion and overall heaviness. When my mother gave birth to me, she left the hospital weighing a pound less than she did when she got pregnant, DESPITE gaining 50 pounds over the course of the pregnancy. I imagine I’ll be in a similar boat with Biskit.)

(Boat. Heh.)

I’m just rambling at this point so I’ll cut this post off here. Nighty night, and keep your fingers crossed for a SOONISH Biskit arrival!


2 Responses to “36 weeks – in under the wire”

  1. Eleanor Says:

    i see mike jonezzzz!

  2. Yes ma’am! He’s been a super good buddy lately. It’s very cute – he gets up with me every time I take a middle-of-the-night bathroom trip, and waits outside the door to escort me back to bed afterward. He’s a sweet boy.

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