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Previous Entry Changes? Aug. 8th, 2005 @ 04:57 am Next Entry
I've felt different the last few days. Nothing I can put my finger on exactly - just an intuitive kind of feeling that some things are changing in preparation for labor. When I told Jason this, he asked me in a funny wide-eyed way if that meant days or weeks. As if I know! I'm hoping it is weeks, of course, but any time after this coming weekend would be fine. Then Jason ordered me to finish packing my hospital bag. He's a little obsessed about that bag and when we'll leave for the hospital after labor starts. I want to labor at home for a while to minimize the amount of time I'm hooked up to an IV and monitors in the hospital. He's going to want to take off at the first sign of something happening. We both want what is safe for the twins, but right now we have different ideas about what that means.

My feet have begun to swell just in the last 2 weeks or so. In the mornings, they just look a little pudgy. By the evenings, they have taken on a flipper-ish look, and my ankles are grotesquely huge. My hands are swollen a bit, too, though not nearly as bad. It's just enough that I'm going to have to go get my wedding rings cut off this week, though. They were tight before, and I've always had to use soap to get them off. Now not even soap works. It's ok - they needed to be sized anyway.

Sleep eluded me tonight, and I've been up since 2 a.m. Time to crawl back into bed and see if I can find some of those Z's.
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