that's exactly how the nurse at the dr.'s office described me today..right after they told me I've gained TEN pounds in the past TWO weeks... ummm.. For those of you who've been kinda close to the dr. reports - I have not gained any weight in the past 2 months or so of my pregnancy. They were even starting to worry a little about the fact I hadn't gained weight. Well...just makin' up for lost time I guess! They said that most of it was probably water/fluid I was retaining in my "cankles" and puffy little fingers.. Still...I almost cried when I stepped on the scale!
Also, I've not been feeling Carter move quite as much as I had in the past, so I mentioned it to the dr. today. She hooked me up to the "fetal monitor" to watch his heartrate/movements for about 20 minutes today. After 20 minutes, she still was a little worried about the heartrate (and it's continuous up/down--no baseline could be found..) So ...I had to visit the hospital for an ultrasound and more fetal monitoring. Carter passed the hospital test with flying colors and I'm back home now. WOW... made me really think about the fact that I should pack a bag..NOW..not later (like I keep putting off). Before my visit next week, you better believe I will have a bag packed! Anyway...all is well and Carter is still scheduled to come in a little less than 4 weeks!
We had a great weekend this weekend. My wonderful friend Susan threw a great shower at a local bakery (GREAT place for a shower..evidently contributed to the ten pounds a little though!Oops!). Here's a picture of us! (She's ten weeks behind me in her pregnancy (with a little girl!).
Forgive my "puffiness".....