I was dared to keep taking bare belly pictures to the end of this pregnancy...this one is for you Melissa:).
Today we turned the page into our 34th week of this pregnancy. I am bigger than ever and at my appointment last Thursday the doctor strongly urged me to cut back a lot if not completely (sorry, not going to happen), on all fruit juice, fruit and sweets of any kind. I have been told to drink strictly water for the next 5-6 weeks of this pregnancy and this is all to keep my weight under control. Thanks Doc. You might as well just tell me I'm fat and I should go on a diet. lol. To be considered though: Joey was 8 pounds 7 ounces or something like that and I was 8 pounds 12 ounces so our chances of having a tiny baby are pretty slim. I think our little girl is just chunking up regardless of what I eat or do. Or maybe I am just fat. Whatever. lol
Last night I was woken up rather abruptly around 12 with one contraction after another. I tried to lay in bed awake until 1 AM hoping the contractions would calm down so I could go back to sleep but, not only did they not slow down, they picked up in intensity, frequency and our poor little girl was swinging, kicking and rolling furiously with every contraction. At 1:30 I couldn't take it anymore so I got up and walked into the kitchen to drink a lot of water and then I sat on the couch wide awake timing the contractions as best as I could though my stomach just felt tight non-stop and my back was killing me. The contractions weren't completely consistent but they came about every 5 or 10 minutes for 8 hours straight. Yup, that's right. I was kept awake from 1 AM until 9 AM with contraction after contraction and the constant need to pee thanks to the contractions and a splitting headache. I didn't bother calling the doctor until later on only because I knew that unless my contractions were 5 minutes apart consistently for an hour that they would tell me to drink water and ride it out which is what I was already doing to the best of my ability. Needless to say, our poor little girl never stopped moving for those 8 hours either so my main concern was how she was doing. It was rough to say the least and it puts all my other 4-5 hours a night of sleep to shame. I worked a half day today but, was a zombie for my second half. I hope this isn't going to be a pattern for the next 5-6 weeks. Poor baby and me can't take much more of this not sleeping stuff. We shall see.
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