This picture shows how I feel these days - stressed, exhausted, and swollen! I am thankful this pregnancy has been so easy, but I am now in the last 5.5 weeks and having some of the normal aches and pains/symptoms that come along with it: swollen feet, tiny blood spots on my belly (though no stretch marks - yet!), waddling, sagging/wider breasts, restless nights, stress, more noticeable veins, and so on. When Roy took this pic, he had to get "just the right angle," of course, because he wanted to get my belly button in the pic. It's still an innie, but it is stretched out so much that it is very noticeable. But hey, look at those milk machines! LOL I bought some nursing bras and they are 38B. I normally wear a 34A, so that's a big jump for me. I am still practicing how to get the nursing flap undone in less than 5mins!
The appointment... I gained 4lbs (in two weeks!), but the doctor said some of that is the baby and some is the water weight/swelling. I measured at 34 centimeters, which is right where I should be. My BP was 130/70, and Warren's heartbeat sounded strong as always. The doctor did the group B strep swabbing, and I guess I will find out results in two weeks at my next appointment. He will also start checking me then. We talked again about induction, but he said he his moving his office on April 1-3, so inducing on the 2nd is not his preference. We may just wait until April 7th to induce, if Warren doesn't come before then. My due date is April 5, so we'll see. He said we will get a better indicator of time when he starts checking me, but one never really knows when labor will begin. You know I love that unpredictability!
I finally have a substitute for my maternity leave. I met her this week, and I think she will work hard with the kids. I have been working hard to get my lesson plans finished. So far I have through April 3 - only 8 weeks left to write. Ugh.
My next baby shower is Sat. the 7th, and then school is throwing one for me and the other mommy-to-be on the 20th, I think. I love checking my registries to take a sneak peek at what people have bought! I'm bad; I know. :)