Sunday, January 4, 2009

For the Record

(by Aubree)

So this is more for my sake to remember just how big I got. I don't know why because it's not at all flattering, but I will want to remember this some day I'm sure.

This is Jeff's sister Ginger who is due at the beginning of May. I can't believe I posted this because I'm a giant to her even when neither of us are pregnant, but like I said some day I will probably want to look back right?

This is me at I believe 35 weeks, so 3 weeks ago. One thing I do want to point out is that this is not a maternity shirt (although it was too big before I got pregnant. Hey, I'll take all of the confidence boosting I can get.)

A little update:
I went to my doctor last Monday and my blood pressure was really high (151/92 or there about) and I had some swelling going on. Then he had me lay down for a little while and came back to test my blood pressure and it had dropped dramatically (120/60). They didn't find any protein in my urine, so it's not full blown toxemia, but he said he wanted me laying down all day. He said it wasn't bed rest, but he said I couldn't get up to do any house work no matter how short of time I was up. So I don't know what the difference between bed rest and this is, but it's so not fun. The swelling has gone down, it really only lasted for about a week, so that's good. I'm trying to stay busy by doing sudoku, knitting, playing nintendo DS, catching up on phone calls that are way past due, watching TV and going insane. I did go to the last block of church today because I hadn't been out of the house for 3 days and it felt good to be around people for a little bit. I've got 13 more days left, but my doctor did say last time we may have to go early, so I guess I'll find out at my appointment on Tuesday what will happen. I didn't really want to go early, but I can't take much more of this laying around all day.


Mark 'n Mindee West said...

good luck!!

Mosers said...

You are way cute pregnant! I get all swollen in all the wrong places... I think we see ourselves a lot differently than other so.. take my word.. you look great pregnant! Oh... you'll have your little one before you know it!

Alatriste Family said...

Ok, so you're adorable pregnant. Or, I should say you were. Now you're an adorable mom! Congratulations! I'm putting your blog on mine, by-the-way, so I can check on baby Clara and you guys, of course. :)