Wednesday, December 2

35 Weeks and all is well

This past week has been incredibly busy, with lots of blogable moments that I'm not quite sure I'll ever get the time to write about.

What's on my mind at the moment is how delighted I am that I've made it to 35 weeks. This is a landmark because this is the point in pregnancy that I lost my first son, Ian. This loss still haunts me and I vividly remember just how anxious I was at his point in my pregnancy with Liam. This time I'm feeling more confident in the sustainability of this pregnancy and in my body's ability to handle it. And while I'm experiencing all that last trimester exhaustion and crankiness, I can't say I'm having anything, but a normal pregnancy. My blood pressure is a tiny high, it stepped up at about my 28th week, but it has remained steady since. I'm monitoring it and my weight, for water retention, daily. As long as I pace myself I'm feeling pretty good. However, as I drove in for my appointment today I did have to to actively still my mind, as I do for each of these check ups.

My reflective mood led me to do a little browsing at my posts from late pregnancy with Liam. Particularly, these that I wrote at 34 weeks and 37 weeks. I've been wondering recently how bad things really did get last time and how much I was just a victim of cya medicine. I can't say that I've reached a conclusion yet. I'm not sure if I ever will. For the moment, I am so glad that I am now more confident, better informed and able to advocate for myself and, of course, really do seem to be having a healthier pregnancy all around, whatever the reason.


nopinkhere said...

I think confidence has a lot to do with being able to be more relaxed this time.

Perplexio said...

I hope you don't mind that I stumbled over here from Potatoes in the Mist.

I too am an INFP, btw.

My wife had some issues with her pregnancy as well (high blood pressure, gestational diabetes and a pelvis far too narrow to allow for natural childbirth). But in the end all was well that ended well and we're about to celebrate our first Christmas with our 6 month old daughter.

goss0063 said...

Just a comment from a strange who stumbled across your blog. Keep taking care of yourself, and keep yourself safe and happy! I wish you nothing but the best with this pregnancy.

Bearette24 said...

cya medicine - a lot of that going around these days.

Pearl said...

I came across your comment in my blog from 5 years ago.

good to hear you are still blogging Lora. so much has happened in your life!