At today’s midwife appointment, Baby Bunny is still holding out at 2cm, 70% effaced and station +1. Even though it feels like I am carrying a water balloon around between my legs, apparently she is still just comfy and hanging out. Does this mean I am going to be pregnant for another 2 weeks? Maybe. Could I go into labor this week? Sure.
Oh, and they think she is about 7lbs or so right now.
As things get further along, I am getting mildly uncomfortable. Sitting on the couch has become rather burdensome, but thank goodness Lauren got me a yoga ball. I spend lots of time sitting on that and rocking around. It helps a lot.
The prednisone for the platelets continues to stink and I hate it with each growing day. The fun side effects so far are:
– extra sweating — oh goodie, more “glowing”
– increased blood pressure — fantastic, just what I need!
– heartburn heartburn heartburn — it’s like nothing I knew existed. I have it 24 hours a day and it even wakes me up in the middle of the night feeling like I am just one big ball of bile (nice, right?).
– swelling — again, don’t I do this enough on my own at 38 weeks preggo in summer?
I cannot wait until my platelets behave and I can stop. I go to get blood drawn tomorrow, so let’s all cross our fingers (DO IT!) and hope for a nice increase.
On a good note: I have held the same weight for 3 weeks now — which brings my total weight gain to 27lbs. Not too bad. A little more than I hoped, but hey! I am not complaining!