Sally :: 34 weeks

November 23rd, 2000 34weeks
I just had my 34 week ob visit. My blood pressure has decided to go up to 130/70 :( Edema has set in unfortunately and it looks awful. My legs, hands and the area above my bladder are swollen with fluid. I can't wear my wedding ring anymore but Dr.Shannon said the edema will disappear at birth. My fundal height is 45cm, babies are still (A) head down (B) transverse (which is great) and their heart rates were 153bpm and 141bpm. All those cramps and contractions actually did something because I am now 2cm dilated, 50% effaced and baby A is at -2 station. Dr.Shannon told me that one of his patients who is also pregnant with twins and with the same due date as me delivered last night. Both babies were born vaginally over 4 1/2lbs each and doing great on their own. That's good to hear!! I get to see Dr.Shannon again on the 29th of November.

November 27th, 2000 34weeks 4days
Last night I went up to labour & delivery because the cramping was just so bad! The babies are doing fine, my blood pressure has stayed the same and I'm now dilated to 3cm. Some progress. The doctors said I should keep off my feet some more and that I could still easily go full term even though dilated. I'm just letting nature take its course at this point.

November 29th, 2000 35weeks
Saw Dr.Shannon today and my blood pressure is 130/70, so it's holding steady. I'm 3cm, 60% effaced. Feet and hands are swelling bad and I'm officially miserable!