36 weeks today!

And I feel like the baby is trying to exit through my butt! LOL Seriously. I woke up this morning with a tremendous amount of pressure down there. I don’t look at though I’ve dropped, but I’m thinking baby found a new position that I’m not going to like very much.

36 weeks is a good thing, though. Now we have absolutely NO worries of not having my doctor deliver, having to drive almost 2 hours to the hospital or any of that drama. Our local hospital allows deliveries any time after 36 weeks. Not that we had to worry about it, but it just puts my mind at ease.

I’ve been dealing with the pain in my side again tonight. It’s gotten pretty bad, too. I had to drive up to my Aunt and Uncle’s house to feed their cats (there’s no way I’m walking up our 1/2 mile long driveway and then up their driveway, too!), and on the ride down, I burst into tears because it just hurts so badly. The muscle relaxers the doctor gave me are doing nothing, so I’ll definitely be talking to her about this on Wednesday at my next appointment. I just wish I knew what this was.

And, take a look at THIS:

That is my foot. As I was sitting on the couch, (with my feet propped up, mind you), I could feel it just expanding and swelling up. My feet are freaking huge. Now, I am not a skinny person any more – by any means, but I do not weigh anywhere near what this foot implies one would weigh. I told you the swelling was out of control. How is this normal? It hurts to walk, it hurts to stand, it hurts to touch my feet. My hands are still swollen, too, but not like my feet. And, it’s been cooler here today, so I’m thinking the heat doesn’t have much to do with the swelling.

3 weeks from Monday, I’ll be induced. 3 weeks from Monday, I’ll be induced. 3 weeks from Monday, I’ll be induced.

I just have to make it 3 more weeks… and a few days.

Ashley is camping for the very first time tonight. In a tent, on the ground… the whole shebang. It has been FREEZING here the last few nights, and I can’t imagine being outside right now. But, I talked to her a little while ago and she’s having a ball. Better her than me.

Sorry to gross you out with my foot, but I felt the need to prove I’m not making this up!

Enjoy your weekend. I’ll post again if anything interesting happens! 🙂

Angie Vinez (2894 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


  1. 1

    Oh my! Your poor feet! I carried Loughin really low. He sat on my tailbone pretty much all 9 months. I feel for you honey. I will be so glad when it is all over for you.

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    Heather L. says:

    Oh Angie! Your foot – it makes me HURT! I am so sorry. Three weeks sounds like a long time but hopefully it will fly by. Big (((HUGS))) to you girly!

    Oh, and that diaper cake is too cute! Perfect for your little pumpkin! Did I ever send you a pic of the diaper cake I made? I need to, it was so cute.

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    Dolfindancer says:

    OUCH!!! I have had some swelling – to the point that the tops of my feet jiggle – but it still wasn’t that bad. (my toes did look about the same though)

    My Dr said that I was at a 1 and he has seen all the way up to a 4.

    Just a few weeks left!

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    OMG! That looks REALLY swollen.

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    Suzi Homemaker says:

    Angie – You poor puffy mama! The only time I swelled up like this was after I dleivered my third child! Hang in there–less than three weeks to go!

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    This Crazy Thing Called Motherhood says:

    Oh wow, you must be so uncomfortable. Poor gal! *hugs*

    Hang in there sweetie, you’re almost to the finish line!

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    Drama queens mum says:

    I remember those days. I called mine Fred Flintstone feet. I feel for you girl.

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