The Frankenbaby Chronicles

Two girls, three cats, some frozen sperm, a doctor's office, and a big dream.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Midwife Appt, 36w5d

We're moving on to weeklies now. WOAH. This is also the last appointment that will pull me from work, as I stop working THIS FRIDAY. When did that happen?

Everything seems fine - BP fine, heartbeat fine, and I'm measuring a cool 34 weeks, which means I'm still about 3 weeks behind. Aah well. I /feel/ big! ;)

Jen made sure to ask about everything from heartburn to constipation. But the midwife just gave me a list of medications I could take. I don't want to take any, though, so we'll see how that goes.

I gained a ton of weight between two weeks ago and now. Well, I don't know exactly how much because I wasn't weighed correctly two weeks ago (they were fumbling with lining the weights up correctly) but I weigh 180 now! WOW, that is a scary number!

At our successful IUI on 10-11 (wow, that was a long time ago) I was 153. Through the first trimester I went down to 151 and then even to an amazing 148 (I hadn't seen that side of 150 since high school) before creeping up again. So it's only a 27lb. jump which is supposedly fabulous... but I can't keep gaining 5lbs every 2 weeks! (Must be all the ice cream.)

What's funny is that before I started losing weight a couple of years ago, I weighed 178. I was sort of hoping to end my pregnancy there, you know? Like something symbolic. Either way, I can't believe I weighed this much ALL THE TIME without a kid in my gut.

To do: have car seat install checked at fire station, call birth center to make "pre-admission" appointment, call pediatricians to set up consultations, hang quilt and curtains so nursery photos can finally happen.



Blogger Jen3 @ Amazing Trips said...

I'm due the same day as you and my advice is don't feel too bad about the weight gain. I was 150 before I became pg this time and am currently 220. OMG!!!!!!!!!!

I'm convinced that my body just *thinks* that retaining fluid is what happens during pregnancy. When I delivered our triplets 2.5 years ago, I was 240 (140 pre-pg), but I lost 70 pounds the first week the babies were born. It comes off SO fast, especially if you're planning to nurse.

Gosh ... what I'd give to be 180!

Good luck!! :)

6:57 PM  
Blogger Jude said...

Hey, thanks for the info! I'm glad the weight came off so fast. And yeah, I think right now a bunch of it is water, even though I'm not really swelling. SECRET HIDING WATER.

30lbs just feels like so much to me, because it was so dramatic when I /lost/ 30lbs! You know?

We'll see what happens in July, right? :) Thanks!

7:46 PM  
Blogger lynn said...

Hey you! It is time for a new picture!!

10:36 PM  

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