So I went in on Wednesday for my 30 week appointment. I havent been feeling too bad, just a little extra tired, some cramping like menstrual type cramps that go into my back as well, and some swelling in my hands and feet at the end of the day somedays. All of which is pretty normal for the most part.
They nurse checked my bloodpressure and as they always do they re-take it because no one can believe that I have high bloodpressure and that I had it prior to pregnancy. However, this time instead of it being in the 140's over 80's-90's it I guess was significantly higher. So she went out and got the doctor who promptly came in and had me lay down, he measured my belly, listened to her heartbeat and said that I was measuring perfect, my weight was perfect, and her heart beat was perfect. I am so thankful for all of those!
He did say though that it was extremely high and that he wanted me to go over the hospital right after leaving the office that day for bloodwork. He increased my bloodpressure medication, and said they would be seeing me more often. I smiled and told him, "I know probably every other week from now on right?" He told me that actually from now on I will be at the office twice a week every week from now until she is born. I have to go in Monday's and Thursday's for stress and non-stress tests, and to listen to her heartbeat, and some other tests. In addition to the Monday and Thursday schedule he had me set an appointment for Wednesday May 2nd to go in and have an ultrasound done to check/meaure the fluid around her and make sure the placenta is still ok and that the bloodpressure is not causing it to fail/not provide what it needs to her. So...ok I set all those up and am just so thankful that she is healthy and that they are watching me so closely.
So Ryan and I went over to the hospital for my bloodwork and the woman tells me that I have to do a 24 hour urine test and that they will give me a collection jug in the lab.
And then she asks me if I am still working? When I say yes, she asks if I'll still be while doing all these tests? Needless to say I was confused until she told me that I am going to be at the hospital twice a week until she is born (in addition to the twice a week at the dr's office) becuase I have to get a complete bloodwork panel each time, also collect a 24 hour urine jug, collect for 24 hours, bring the jug back and get another complete bloodwork panel done, and get another 24 hour urine jug for the next week. I will be doing weekly bloodwork panels and 24 hour urine test weekly for the next 10 weeks or until she is delivered. Yikes. lol I think I finally got it all down pat and have figured out how to time it with work and such!
I did my first 24 hour urine test yesterday (at work) I just brought a cooler and bag with me, I must have looked pretty funny everytime going to the bathroom....good thing I work at a Health Department and they understand :) haha
it was confusing at first until I had the girl tell me what it was I would have to do each time I go to the hospital, it was a lot to process. I apologized for seeming so blank when she explained it the first time but she was very nice and understood that with what I had just scheduled over at the dr's office my mind was a whirlwind of appts. But I think it will work out pretty good...hopefully. Ryan is such a sweetie he keeps telling me he will do this or that and that I should just lay down and relax whenever possible. He is such a great hubby and I am truly thankful for him.
Kailey must be getting to be a "big" girl in there, I feel her move but it is more like a booty or head rolling against and across my tummy. It is an awesome feeling, I just picture her gaining and growing in there and I get excited. I am really excited to see her again on the ultrasound screen May 2nd. I cannot believe that is only like 4 weeks away and by then I will be 35 weeks! It has really flown by. I am perfectly happy with her in my tummy but I have to admit hubby is right, I cant wait to hold her and have her here either.
Today we are going to take it easy when I get off work and we are headed to get some stuff for a hospital bag just so I can have it all set just in case, we never know if I will have to go on bedrest or if I may just start to not feel so good, or whatever the case so that will be one more thing we get done. Also we have an appt with a local daycare that is out of a woman's home, she is licensed by DCFS and watches other children as well, I am hoping she is good and am just quite nervous abou this with all the child abuse and daycare worker issues I keep seeing and hearing out in the news and from others. We shall see. I know my sister and sister in law are both making me feel bad about this, they keep saying "i could never put my kid in daycare, and keep reminding me of the horror stories." I am already terrified of this and we are considering to have me stay home and may end up doing so but I just dont like that my sister (with no kids) and my sister in law (who's husband just got a 25,000 bonus from CAT) are making me feeling bad. Ryan makes good money but I am just conerned still, it is a big decision. Ryan says I should and then the next minute he is saying we'll sit down and do a budget to see for sure. So that is probably something we will do this weekend hopefully. I sobbed last night when we were watching the news and the headline was that the husband of a daycare owner slammed a 2 month old's head onto something ( i kinda blanked and caught some of the story) and the little one died. I just put my head in my hands and actually sobbed. poor Ryan looked at me and didnt know what to say. I just told him that I am really worried about it and feel like a terrible mother already pushing her child off onto someone that you truly never know may be dangerous. *sigh*
On another note at least I am happy that we have our pediatrician picked out and Ryan and I both really like her compared to the others we met with. She seems really great!
Other than that Ryan is going to finish sanding some spots of drywall and get the kitchen, living room, and dining room painted ....well started this weekend. I am soooo excited to get that started :) I hope we can get that done before she is here, her nursery is pretty much done but I am also excited to have the rest of our house done too! That will be awesome! He got our upstairs bathroom done last weekend which is really nice too! We put up tile together months ago and he had been waiting for his friend to help him with the grouting becuase he is pretty good with it compared to Ryan and I with grouting. I'm looking forward to this weekend and am pretty tired so I see some naps in my future :)
I hope everyone is feeling well....it is exciting to get to see how you all are doing and how everyone's tickers keep moving along and how BFP's are popping up everywhere it seems. I hope for those of your TTC that you too get your BFP's I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. I'll be excited to read and hear about your journeys through TTC and pregnancy as well. It goes soooo fast, i cannot beleive it, it really seems like it was just yesterday that I was peeing on those darn test strips hoping, desperately praying for that darn 2nd pink line to show it, it was always just that one lone line month after month until that really unexpected month when I was like "hey...wait.....what....really??...no way....ahh finally!!!! Finally BFP and that was almost 8 months ago. It seems crazy to think that it was that long ago, it has flown by.
Member Comments About this Blog Entry
"How are you doing with all of the dr appointments? I was dx w/gestational diabetes...and was told if my numbers weren't really good every time I called them in (2xwk) that they would have be going in weekly as well for the non-stress tests. Just that alone had me panicking! I can't imagine. I hope you have adjusted to it all and that it goes well.
I also hope you get your home projects done! We have a few I'd really like to see done as well before baby comes. I just have this thought it won'..." -- JENNIFERKC
"Wow, that is heavy. How great that you were able to work everything out with your job. For a while we thought I might have gestational diabetes and I went and told my principal and he was really good to me about it and very understanding of the extra time the tests were going to take. Thankfully, I didn't end up having it, but I appreciated knowing that my job would understand if I had to be gone a lot.
As far as the daycare goes...you have to do what works for you and your family. Every fam..." -- HUGHES.SANDRA
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