Or at least, that is what I keep telling myself. It’s good for morale. Thank goodness the OB’s office keeps their mirrors nice and clean just for my bump selfies.
Fat woman in a little coat. Every time I sing that and do the the dance from “Tommy Boy,” my husband can’t stop laughing. It’s almost summer, and I’m not wasting money on maternity jackets for these last few weeks.
This outfit from my pregnancy with Rose is a little more snug than I remember. Ah, having babies.
Checkup: I had my Group B strep test today. Not totally important with my scheduled C unless my water breaks, apparently. I have never had Group B strep with any of my other pregnancies, so I would be surprised if it came up positive (I know, what a waste, right?), but you never know. Baby Lady has been squirming around like a mad woman lately, so my doctor had to try a few places before she could get a nice heartbeat. Heartbeat sounded good, my blood pressure was good! I’m assuming I’m measuring fine, I forgot to ask and we were busy chatting about other things while she was measuring. The ladies at the front desk told me that I was “really showing,” though. I think they were just being kind because I have been really showing for a while now. My doctor still hates my scar, though (all OBs do when they see it). I scar the same way every time, so it doesn’t really faze me any more. She said she was going to “take that scar out” (um, that sounds mildly disturbing) and try something new to see if it heals better. Whatever floats your boat, doc! The only bad news is that my iron levels are still too low for her liking. I’m at about a 10 now, and I bled out a lot after surgery with Wren. It runs in my family, though. My grandmother bled too much after her deliveries as well (in fact, she almost bled out when she had an OB unfamiliar with her condition deliver one of her babies.) My OB said she needs me to get those levels up in these final weeks. So, I’m supposed to be taking prenatals every day and iron supplements in addition to my prenatal vitamins every other day. Yikes. Anyone know of some great iron rich foods that might help me absorb it better?
Symptoms: I think I have dropped a little bit, which has really helped my shortness of breath. My hearburn is still pretty bad, though. My B-H contractions have started to get a little bit painful since she is sitting so low. I’m still mildly nauseated every morning. Around this time with Wren, my nausea finally stopped. Here is hoping that happens this time too! Especially since I’m going to be consuming so much iron. Oy. Also, Baby Lady has the hiccups constantly! It is very cute, unless I am trying to go to sleep.
Here are some pics of my other babies:
Starting to get nervous about the delivery and this whole four under four thing. I can’t believe how much this pregnancy flew by! Although, sometimes those last few weeks drag on and on. We’ll see. I guess I’ll have to start packing everyone’s bags (the girls will be staying with my parents while we’re at the hospital) and doing the hospital pre-registration (which I had done by the time I was six months pregnant with the other three). When my water broke unexpectedly with Wren I had only half packed my hospital bag and had not packed for the girls at all. The result was that my poor mom ended up having to buy shoes and clothing for the girls and I had to leave the hospital pretending my tunic was just an extremely short dress (very flattering post partum) because my water had broken all over the leggings I was wearing back home (stellar planning on my part). I don’t think my water will break early with this one, but I guess I should make the necessary preparations just in case. Here is to less than a month until baby! I guess we’ll need a name? Ahhh! This is so exciting every time.