Happy Monday ladies!
Brrrr is right. 4 degrees F here this AM (Wash D.C.). It's right at 20 now. I had a midwife appt at 8:30 this morning and man was is cold!
Here were my questions/answers this AM:
Q. Pain in lower left side / general abdominal aches esp. in evening. Could the achiness be a problem? ---> A. It is caused by round ligaments stretching, pubic symphasis (sp?) splitting
, and the fun of a formerly transverse baby who has now turned head down putting additional pressure down there. In other words, get used to it.
Q. Measuring 2 weeks ahead. What does this MEAN ? ---> A. You have been measuring between 1 and 2 weeks ahead consistently since 24 weeks. It doesn't mean anything, just that your baby is a little bigger than average, you may have a little more fluid (but still in normal range), and that's just how you carry babies. If it were to jump up suddenly we'd send you for a sono to check amnio fluid, etc. but it's consistent over time.
That was it for this time!
I have ANOTHER biweekly cervical sono this Wednesday. I'll be interested in how my cervix looks now.... I am just getting over a nasty virus where I had awful coughing fits, and with the baby now heads down and pressing on my cervix too.
I am off this whole week, home with dd and ds. I am sooo excited for this, because I love big chunks of time home with them - I usually work M-W 9-3 and am home every afternoon and all day Thurs and Fri, but it isn't the same as one big week with them all to myself. Buuuuut... at the same time (and AP gods feel free to strike me down for saying this) taking care of them is a whole heck of a lot more stressful on my body than sitting at my desk chair on the days I'm in the office. I have been having more BH and more lower belly aches and pains that I have yet.
Plus, we had company this past weekend and have been busy every day practically anyway with holiday preparations, that I've not had nearly enough true rest.
So on Thursday, MIL comes to town until next week, and she doesn't know it yet, but she's going to be doing a lot of work! :LOL I am so ready to hunker down post-xmas and do NOTHING it's not even funny!