Monday, February 23, 2009

Good Appointment!

Just a quick update on my doctor's appointment today. My blood pressure was under the dangerous level although the bottom number was just a few points away from where it would be considered high. The doctors don't seem to worry unless it actually is at 140/90. He said he thinks we are doing the right thing by having me stay home and rest and hopefully that means we can keep the blood pressure low enough and not have to induce. The 5 pounds they said I had gained between Monday and Wednesday was lost so that was either all water weight and from swelling fast with the blood pressure or it was a funky scale on Wednesday. The baby's heart rate was good and the doctor even thought she seemed pretty low so I am hoping that means she has dropped into the pelvis. That makes me feel like we are getting closer... instead of just hearing "oh she's still up pretty high". So that made me a little bit more relieved that something may be progressing. In the evenings I have been having a lot of irregular contractions so maybe that is helping push her down.
Today was really strange in that JW took Luke to his babysitter's house and usually that is always my job on the way to work. I didn't even have to get up and get him ready to go! Luke had a great time running around all day and his cousins were there as well today so I am sure he enjoyed that. I felt like I "truly" got to rest a little bit and then I did a lot of laundry, dusting, organizing... etc. So I felt like I got a lot accomplished while "resting".
I go again to the doctor next Monday, although they preface that with saying maybe they will see me in the hospital before next week! Only time will tell!


Kathryn on February 25, 2009 at 5:46 AM said...

I'm glad everything is going well and you are able to rest a little bit. I really miss not being able to be there :( I think, when I'm home for spring break, you'll have to pry that baby out of my arms...I'm going to be bugging you all the time that week (so get ready! lol)


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