Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Had another midwife visit today; everything was fine. She was a little concerned that my ankles are always swollen now (as opposed to just in the evenings previously) but she said it's not a problem unless my blood pressure goes up. Today my pressure was fine but I'm supposed to get it checked right away if I notice any sudden swelling. She always suggested switching to swimming for my workouts from here on out. And she repeated the advice to lay down with my feet elevated for an hour three times a day. Having 5 kids herself, though, she was very understanding that I have somehow not been able to find the time to do that. I can definitely tell within the last week or so that the fatigue is back full-force so laying down more will become more of a priority I think.

When I got out of the shower this morning I noticed that my breasts were leaking just a little bit. With G I didn't have any leaking before she was born. It rather scares me that I may have to worry about bra pads this early. I don't know what it is about showers that causes leakage and letdown but I remember the first few months with G, before my supply regulated itself, getting in the shower was always a guarantee to get me going.

We had more trouble with the hot water heater this weekend so the plumber is coming on Thursday to replace it. J finally agreed that that was the best course of action! Today we had to go buy a new dehumidifier. Things always seem to break in threes so we're holding our breath to see what else will break!

I'll end now and go figure out how to lie down with my feet higher than my heart for an hour. Wish me luck.....

1 comment:

The Town Criers said...

Wishing you luck that you have that lie-down time. I have to tell you--it's one of my biggest worries (beyond actually getting and staying pregnant) with pregnancy this time around: how do you take care of yourself while watching your child. I'm sure it all figures itself out as you go along. But wishing you much rest in these next few weeks.