I know, I know. 2 whole posts in one day! And none with pictures! Cats and dogs, living together, absolute chaos.

But yeah. Anyway.

As soon as The Daver gets home, I’m off to L and D to get checked out. Apparently, swelling up like a balloon even without other symptoms can be cause for alarm. And my legs and feet? Well, I’ll SPARE you the picture. I’ll take my thanks in the form of gifts and money and possibly a housecleaning. Or a foot rub.

Let me leave it at this: I have extreme doubts that I’ll be able to put shoes on. At all. And I wore them yesterday. I’ll be the freak in flip flops, if you see me out and about.

Man, I wish I could make ’em induce me now. Sadly, tho, I’ll be back later to tell you all about how it was somehow related to me peeing my pants or something equally trite and humilating.

*sighs*

Come on baby girl! Come on out!

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50 thoughts on “Who Knew?

  1. Hurry up little girl, Mommy’s readers are getting antsy!
    (Swelling up is never a good sign – maybe they’ll just break your water for you and all the water your retaining everywhere else will gush out, too.)
    Keep us posted – we expect daily updates from the hospital!

  2. I hope that all is well and that they will just induce you and get it over with. Swelling that bad is definitely not a good sign (even if your bp is ok).

  3. I absolutely agree, swelling is no good………I am going to guess they are not going to let you leave in that sort of condition!

  4. Aw man, I really wanted to see the pictures of the swollen feet 🙂

    I hope all is well with you and the little lady!

    Oh & you had asked what kinds of things you should send to the troops..anything! They appreciate snacks, chew, hygiene items…anything. You rock!

    Can’t wait to hear that you are pregnant no more & can finally have a nice big shot of vodka 🙂

  5. I was in flip flops with snow on the ground, so I wouldn’t call you a freak (at least not for that:)
    I always swear by crying, maybe you’ll get a symptathy induction.

  6. Thinking of you in a totally creepy and bodily fluidy way dude!!

    Fingers crossed oh and hey, if she is born today will you name her Barraca?

  7. If she’s born today will her middle name be Barack or Obama? Today is a day of hope for Americans, so you might as well hope you’ll deliver and be able to wear shoes again.

  8. ACK! Swelling is no fun! I however have no idea how good or not it is for your health. BUT from reading the comments, I assume it is no good. Good luck, sending you tons of love and luck! Live birth blogging? I say YES!!!
    HUGS

  9. C’mon baby girl! Hope you are doing okay! How epic would that be if she was born today! Good luck to you Aunt Becky, Make The Daver keep us voyeurs updated.

  10. i know that what i should care about is whether the daver is adequately trained to be helpful during childbirth, but frankly? i’m just mostly concerned about whether the daver has been adequately trained to post once she does come out. because WE NEED TO KNOW IMMEDIATELY. if not sooner. like NOW. so is he? trained to post?

  11. Can I tell you how glad I was to have Sadie in September when I could still get away with flip-flops? Nate looked at my feet one day and said “Wow, they actually look like a couple of corn dogs!”

    Soooo romantic.

  12. yeah, I bet, had to go in one time at 7 months, because only one foot, like all of a sudden swelled up and it felt like fluidity..it was gross, I took pictures to give the kid guilt about later in life..ha.
    but anyway they were like well you ARE contracting, and I was all REALLY? cause I don’t feel anything..but they were all yeah, every 2 minutes..but anyway, the kid ended up being 8 days late, and I was measuring a whopping 43 weeks..

    ugh, but it was fun, my body LIKES being knocked up..

    I hope you get to see Amelia (love the name) soon,if not today or tomorrow, SOOOOOON..

  13. No experience with the swelling during my preg, but it sounds like it can’t be good. I hope all is fine and that it’s a reason to induce!

    An Obama Day baby would be so cool! Push, Mama, puuuuush!

  14. thinking of you!

    & dude- don’t be knocking the flip flop wearers! I have been ONLY able to wear them for months now. & yes while I live in Florida it is less of a frigid weather hazard on my clompers- it still sucks asssssss.

    but seriously- tapping my flip flops waiting for an update over here. Hope you guys are ok.
    xo

  15. I am just catching up and I don’t see that you came back to tell us you peed your pants so I’m gonna hope they are inducing you.

    Keep us posted and GOOD LUCK!!!

  16. I hope all is well with you and your wee Amelia, babe. If you don’t post something in the next 48 hours I will be forced to stalk you and/or The Daver using Google search in order to obtain a phone number.

    However, I don’t have a denty-head, so my stalking is of the garden-variety harmless sort, I promise you.

  17. I hope all is well with you and your wee Amelia, babe. If you don’t post something in the next 48 hours I will be forced to stalk you and/or The Daver using Google search in order to obtain a phone number.

    However, I don’t have a denty-head, so my stalking is of the garden-variety harmless sort, I promise you.

  18. Gooooood LORD. How did I miss this. I’ll tell you how — two posts in one day is how. I checked in the afternoon, and figured that be it. Ha. Leave it to you to keep us on our toes.

    BTDT with the feet floats. Hopefully, you’re kicked back eating bad hospital food, watching Anthony Bourdain, and holding the beautiful child who will surely rule la casa de sausage.

    Thinking of you, friend.

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