I had a routine appointment yesterday with my midwife. Here are my stats:
Total Weight Gain: 27 pounds
Blood Pressure: 114/74
Baby's Heartrate: Unknown
Remember how after last month's appointment I left hoping I wouldn't gain any weight this month? You know, to balance out the 7 pounds I gained last month? Yea. That didn't exactly happen. 9 Pounds gained this month. Once again I was concerned and honestly, embarrassed. But my midwife was completely calm about it. She said some women gain more during certain periods of their pregnancy. My blood pressure is great, so she wasn't the least bit concerned. She suggested I try to get out for a walk most days, which is something I can easily do.
I did mention to her that I've noticed a little bit of swelling in my lower legs and feet, particularly in the evenings. She said to try and put my feet up when I notice this happening. Hmm, easier said than done.
Baby was moving all over the place today during the appointment. My midwife was unable to count his heartrate because he was so active. She asked if Ryan was like this in the womb. I said yes. Uh oh.
I know I haven't posted a belly pic in a long time. I'll try harder this week. It's just really hard to take a picture of myself when Ryan is tugging on my legs so hard my pants are falling off. No, I'm not exaggerating. This is my glamorous life.
My glucose test is tomorrow. Wish me luck!