My blood pressure was 120/70 at my doctor's appointment last week. It doesn't seem high, but it still made me nervous because I had undiagnosed preeclampsia in the past, but also because normal for me is typically 110 or 112, never higher than 117.
Anyway, I asked our company nurse to take it yesterday just so I could see where I was and it was 120/68. Since it's virtually the same as last week's reading, I'm going to assume everything's okay. The nurse reassured me that it is.
Sal and I are looking forward to the hospital tour on Saturday. I thought maybe it would ease his mind, and I know I can use a refresher. I imagine there have been a few changes in the last six years since Emmy was born.
I also signed us up for a Baby Basics class in February. Maybe I'll deliver beforehand, which is okay the nurses will give us plenty of help in the hospital, but it's something we can do to prepare.
With Emmy I knew I wouldn't go into labor on my own and had to qualms about waiting until three days before her due date to schedule the c-section. I've had a nagging feeling for a little while now that this baby will come when s/he is ready, which means early.
Maybe it's fear on my part because I really don't have a contingency plan for the girls, as in who would take care of them if I go into labor in the middle of the night while they're with us etc, but I just can't shake the feeling. Time will tell, I suppose.
My tummy has been bouncing around like crazy lately and morphing into all kinds of crazy shapes. Last night I watched an arm or leg slide across right under my belly button. It's amazing and weird at the same time. There's a little person in there that we're going to be meeting very soon. Within 9 weeks, Sal and I will be new parents. It's overwhelming and exciting.
Your baby would have quite a wrinkled appearance if you could see it. But as the fat tissue builds, the wrinkles in your baby’s skin will start to smooth out. Fine hair called lanugo still covers your baby’s body, and will remain there until birth. At about 17 inches and weighing around four pounds, your baby is practicing breathing on its own by repeatedly moving its diaphragm in preparation for life outside the womb. Because of this practicing, you may feel flutters within your uterus when your baby has the hiccups. The baby is also getting into his or her own sleeping and waking routine, and becoming more active while awake. Your baby has grown so much that it takes up almost the entire uterine cavity. As the brain continues to mature, it begins to train the eyes, muscles, and lungs to function on their own. The digestive tract is fully functional at this thirtieth week, as your baby continues to take nutrients from you and process them.