My son James was my first pregnancy at age 31. I felt great during the
|My son James was my first pregnancy at age 31. I felt great during the first trimester with only a couple bouts of mild nausea, however, starting with the 4th month, I gained about 6-8 pounds per month (blamed it on increased calories!). I could not wear my rings my month 5 and started to notice swelling in my face by month 6. My blood pressure was slowing creeping up starting at month 5, but nothing really high. I also had so much swelling in my legs/feet that I went from shoe size 7 1/2 to 10 1/2 wide and the front of my calves were very tender. I contined to feel good and contined to work full-time. Two days before my 36-week checkup, I called my doctor|
After surviving a very traumatic first pregnancy with a nightmare delivery (30 hours of magnesium-induced hell, ending in an emergency c-section) and even more debilitating recovery, one would think I was DONE having children. Let's be ...