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Normal appointment today with my favorite of the three midwives. I've gained 5 pounds in the last 2 weeks, putting me at a total gain of 30 pounds. Not awful, but I was hoping to stay at 30 and not go over. Easter candy certainly isn't going to help with that! My blood pressure again was a bit high for me (122/76) but still very much normal. I've had a tiny bit of swelling in my feet here and there, but I'm really the only one that notices. I also had my GBS test today and will find out the results next week. My curiousity got the best of me, so I asked my midwife to do an internal check. I'm at 1cm dilated and "still pretty thick." I know that means nothing really at this point, but at least I know. Baby's heart rate is perfect as usual in the 140s. Her head is most certainly down still. My midwife said she didn't feel like she's very big at this point. I think my crazy appetite will fix that, though I really doubt she'll be much different in size to Lily (she was 7lb 2oz at birth). I also got my prescription for Zoloft today. I'm feeling like this will be a good way to stay proactive and ward off any post partum depression. So a very good appointment. And just for fun, here are some comparison belly pics.
This is me 2 years ago at 36w 2d with Lily (pardon how awful I look from the swelling in my face and lack of sleep):
And here I am the other day at 36w 2d (and with a new haircut!)
You'll have to tell me about zoloft some day. I feel like I'm fighting a big cloud over my head all the time but I can't tell if it's just the stress of life or something deeper. My mom tried to get me to go on it in my early 20's.