Yes, that’s right it’s the weekly march to the end. I go to the doctor every week from now until the baby comes. Which is saying something considering my doctor is on maternity leave. I was scheduled to see the head doctor from the practice this morning but the nurse came in and said she was “incredibly” behind schedule so would it be ok to see the nurse practitioner? You mean, not sit here with no pants on for another half hour? Yes, I’ll take that! The NP was very nice and very apologetic about the doctor giving me a miss but I was quite relieved to be getting out of the doctor’s office in under an hour.
The baby’s heart rate was good and she said I was measuring a bit small but I did that with Eli toward the end too so I’m not very concerned about that. I have Braxton-Hicks contractions pretty much with all walking and or bending movement but hey, I don’t work so I can just lie down until those go away, right? My blood pressure is normal and I’ve gained one pound, bringing my total up to three. Also, the baby has turned head down which always gives me a sigh of relief.
I feel pretty tired all the time now and have an annoying shortness of breath. But the breathing thing is better since it rained on Tuesday and cleared all the pollen out of the air. Last night, we slept with the windows open. I think Stephen almost had icicles hanging from his ears this morning while I was enjoying the fresh spring breeze. Such is life for the very pregnant.