Friday, February 26, 2010

Updates and Such

This has been a very busy, fun week for us. Last Sunday our wonderful friend, Meg, took some awesome pics of us at my Grandparents house. They turned out so great and I can't wait to print them out and put them in the house! We went back to Dr. Stradtman Wednesday for our, now weekly, non-stress test. Anna is fine. Moving around like a crazy woman as always. I had another big jump in weight- she says because of fluid and I'm believing her! :) My weight had pretty much stabalized a few weeks ago, but the past 2 weeks I had big gains. She looked at my hooves, I mean my ankles, and saw how swollen I've gotten lately. It's odd because I didn't have any issues with this until the past 3 weeks. Which is when Anna started getting so big so fast. I guess it's all connected. She's giving me until my next Wednesday appointment and if I have another gain and still look this bad, she's asking me to quit work. It's a huge sacrifice...I can't even joke about that. I don't care at all!! Luckily, we have that short-term disability policy that will cover some of my income while I have to be out. I know I will go completely stir crazy but if it will help me to be less swollen, I'm in. It's gotten to a point where I can't feel my feet and they hurt, like the skin is stretching. Everyone keeps telling me that when she's born, all-at least most- of this fluid will be gone! I'm so looking forward to that.

Well, hope everyone has a great weekend. I'll be at our Bethel Women's Event this weekend so I'm excited about that.



  1. were you diagosed with gestational diabetes? i'm not a nurse or dr by any means, but with the extra weight gain for you and anna, and all the fluid, it def sounds like that could be a factor. i was put on bed rest at 34 weeks for preterm labor with lucas. at first it was hard, but then i got used to it. and you'll soon find you will do ANYTHING for that sweet baby!

  2. They've actually checked me twice for GB just to make sure. Luckily, no problems there. It's just swelling. A lot of people in my family have struggled with this during pregnancy. My blood pressure is ok, as long as it doesn't go up. But it is high for me becuase mine is usually a little low. I think that slight elevation is causing the water.