I am 35 weeks! I actually gave birth to Jadon and Jojo in my 35th week. Jadon because of IUGR and other complications and Jojo due to a stone stuck in my ureter. Shayla was induced at 36 weeks (IUGR/blood pressure) and Jesse right before 37 weeks (blood pressure). I had NO say in any of these induction, the decision was made by my doctor because it was best for the baby. I am happy to report there is no talk of induction yet, as my blood pressure is being well controlled by medication.
Baby Brother is doing good, monitored by regular ultrasounds. His weight is very light, last week coming in at 3 Lb 14 oz but his overall measurements are just a week behind. So he is basically long and skinny.
I have been feeling really awful due to blood pressure medication. It does not agree with me and gives me an upset stomach and a feeling of anxiety. I am also on a couple of bladder medications, they are not really helping at this point and I am in lots of pain. I was diagnosed with a bladder condition called Interstitial Cystitis last year and pregnancy aggravates it. I also have scaring from stones and surgery Nighttime is particularly trying because the baby moves more and puts pressure on my bladder.
I have gained a little over 20 lbs, at one point more than that but the blood pressure meds made me loses a few pounds. Still I am heavier than I have been in my last three pregnancy's. All those fried green tomatoes in Tennessee:)
I am in full blown nesting mode wanting to clean and get rid of everything. I just remodeled Shayla's and my closets and cleaned under every bed. We cleaned out the garage and I reorganized all the cabinet's in the kitchen. I think we are starting a small bathroom remodel this week which will make a mess but will be so worth it in the end.
I am craving Popsicle's and Ice Cream (Cold Stone, birthday cake). I really don't like the taste of meat and mostly avoid it. We got a new juicer and I have been drinking carrot and pineapple juice (my favorite) daily. I love soup right now and can not tolerate really spicy food.
I am SO excited to hold this little boy!!! I dream of him heavy and soft on my chest. I love newborns wrapped up like little burritos, oh I can't wait:)! I have to admit I have felt sad and far from Jonathan lately but that is another post entirely. I feel confident that he is smiling on us happy to be be a big brother.
Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!