Saturday, March 5, 2011

32 weeks

How far along: 32 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 25 pounds at last appointment. Next appt on Wed.  I know I have gained a bit more (at least 5lbs).

Maternity clothes: Definitely. And they are great!

Stretch marks: No new ones.

Sleep: Getting up a lot at night now.

Movement: Pretty much any time now. Love it when I am standing and can feel it well above the belly button.

Cravings: Still having salty cravings...pickles, olives, etc.
Gender: exciting to do it this way!!!

Symptoms: Swelling, definitely (almost to the point of hurting now). No more rings for me!  Constipation, heartburn at weird times (after drinking water yesterday??)

What I miss: Not a whole lot...minus sushi.  DH came back from a 3 week working vacation and told me all about the sushi.  Jerk...:)

What I look forward to: Meeting this little miracle.

Moods: Feeling good! And a bit tired...

Milestones: And yet another week down!

Medical Concerns: I think the swelling might start to be a concern, my blood pressure read a little high last weekend at drill (140-something over 90 or 100 something when usually it is 110 over 60, I will be sure to mention that at my appt Wed), I was standing at work the other day and saw stars (more like black floaters) and I have had a few dull headaches off and on, and I have had a few heart palpitations in the last few days also. 
Weekly Wisdom: Eh, not much wisdom this week...LOL
Best moment this week: Meeting DH at the airport yesterday with DD. 
Worst moment this week: Probably would have to be the floater thingies that I saw.  That was a bit concerning. 

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on 32 weeks! You look fabulous! Those are great jeans.

    So, please throw this out as assvice if I'm overstepping any boundaries, but your blood pressure immediately raised a red flag for me since I had hypertension in both my pregnancies and I had the number 140/90 seared into my brain as the benchmark for pregnancy-induced hypertension and/or pre-eclampsia. Add in the swelling, headaches, and seeing stars, and your OB is DEFINITELY going to test your urine for proteins and will start keeping a very close watch on your blood pressure (they'll probably want to do a 24-hour urine catch - oh so fun - but then if you've done injectables probably not so big a deal in the grand scheme of things!). The danger is not to the baby so much as it is to you.

    Please please please keep an eye on your b/p! If it goes up to like 160/110 that's when they REALLY start to get worried (if it stays that high for 6 hours or more). I don't want to scare you, just be forewarned that these are major red flags for OBs and they're going to be keeping a very very close eye on you if your b/p stays up there.

    I'll be thinking of you and praying for loooow blood pressure readings from now on!

    What you can do: drink LOTS of fluids, put your feet up as much as possible (I know, you're a very busy mom it's hard to do!!!) and definitely talk with your OB about all the stuff you listed above.

    Big hugs - keep us posted!