Blood pressure? Still "high," but not increasing. 126/82 today. I don't get it. I think I'll see if I can convince Sour Kraut (a new nickname for my co-worker) to walk with me to CVS every day I am at the office to do the free BP monitoring. I still don't get this seemingly idiopathic BP increase.
Newest complaints (you mean you have MORE you say!?!): sleepless nights. Linus's head may be in a good position in terms of not being a breech baby, but it is also pressing on my bladder 24/7. Multiple trips at night to the bathroom. Sleeping in general is pretty uncomfortable; I honestly do more 3 point turns in the bed than I ever have in a car. Moving from one side to another is truly a process I have now refined. 1. kick away knee pillows, 2. move back pillow to tummy area, 3. lift legs to brace the belly move, 4. with strong legs, move the belly to the center of the bed, 5. drop legs to other side and position knee pillows, 6. reposition back pillow, and 7. pray that all this movement won't prevent you from falling back asleep for too long. Okay, so maybe it is a 7 point turn. I am also experiencing more frequent upset tummy episodes because he is squishing all my insides.
Newest joys: I have to acknowledge the good things, too! People love accommodating preggos. I have cut in line at Krizzle a few times, and have been given the best lines at the Farmer's Market, and more doors are being held open for me. And, after 40 minutes at a fast food chain, trying to get lunch for Eric's track staff, one of the workers finally said, "someone get them their food-she is pregnant and has been standing there a long time." I was hoping that the massive volume of food we were ordering (not just for the 2 of us, but for the whole staff at the region meet), combined with my swelling belly would draw some sympathy as they all would think, "that preggo is big, and HUNGRY!"
Sorry no pictures this time. My creativity is pathetic this week.
-The approaching baby showers! For one if them, my mom, mom's friend (and essentially a "family" member), mother-in-law and father-in-law are all making the trip. It is going to be wonderful!