12 WEEKS!! That's a long time.
I'd been to see Jed just two days before. I was so hoping that I could convince him to start me on the 8th rather than wait until the 12th (07-08-09 would have been awesome). I asked him about this as soon as he walked into the room. He reassured me that the 12th was the earliest he could start me. I was a little sad, but at least I knew I had less than 2 weeks left being pregnant. I told him that I was a little worried about my swelling, because in just that last week I could no longer put shoes on. Even my flip flops that were a size to big got stuck on my feet. He told me again that it was normal and then he compared my weight to the last weeks.I had gained nearly 10 pounds in 6 days! I was showing signs of preeclampsia and it hit quickly. He said that I needed to have this baby soon. I was dilated to a 2 and with the way that my contractions were going, he said he didn't think I'd make it through the weekend. However, if I did and was still pregnant at my next scheduled appointment (07/08/09) then he would start me that day. (I was secretly cheering- I wasn't so worried about the preeclampsia because I was at the point that if I had Ezra, he would be fine and I didn't have much to worry about. And I knew that I now only had 1 week left to be pregnant! YAY!!)
12 weeks. It's gone by so fast. He has grown so much. And now I have to go back to work. No more long days with my baby. I will instead have 3 long days at work. But at least I get to be home the other 4 days and I can snuggle and love him all I want.