It is very difficult to take a decent photo of myself! I couldn't keep the camera steady with just one hand so all the ones where I wasn't blocking my face were blurry. This is the best I could get. Anyway it's good enough to see that I look about 12 months pregnant already!!!I feel bigger than I did with Reese. My maternity pants feel tight. BUT according to the tape measure I have 9 inches to go before reaching the girth I was when I delivered Reese 8 weeks and 1 day from this point. So really I have leeway for a smidge more than an inch a week to grow! Since I'm hoping to last longer this time I'm hoping not to explode quite that quickly. So far my BP is still okay though I have protein in my urine. My hands and feet are swelling, but they go back down and with Reese my hands stayed swollen from about 15 weeks on. In fact when I was admitted at 27 weeks they could push a finger into my shin and leave a dent. 30 minutes later the dent was still there! So I'm okay with this little bit of swelling. Still no heartburn, so I guess we'll be having a bald baby if the wives' tale is true. I am frequently short of breath, especially when I've been talking awhile---that's a new issue I didn't experience with Reese. I have a bunch of aches I didn't have the first time but the docs agree this is normal second baby aches from already stretched ligaments and such. No stretchmarks--yipee! AND even though I have popped out tremendously I have only gained about 8 pounds so far.
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