Tuesday, August 28, 2007

38 weeks and a Mother's Instinct

So.... yesterday was "interesting." Let's start by saying that I got a phone call from my mom yesterday morning and she said, "I had a dream last night that you had high blood pressure, are you ok?" At that point I thought everything was fine, but it turns out it wasn't. I had nausea all day and then when I went in for my 4:30 appt. I had high blood pressure. The doctor was a little worried because I haven't had anything close to even being marginal this whole pregnancy. So, the doctor sent me over to the hospital saying, "if it stays high, we will probably induce you tonight." That was a little nerve racking. Not exactly how I imagined everything going down. And on top of all that I was replaying my mom's phone call in my head thinking, "how did she know this?"

The good news is that my blood pressure went down soon after I got there, but we were still there until about 10:30 last night. I felt so bad for Chad because he had rushed from work just to make it to the appointment at 4:30 and at 10:30 pm, after waking up at 6 am, he was still in his work clothes and hadn't eaten anything. I wasn't able to eat anything while they were running the tests and so he was a nice husband and didn't eat in front of me. I kept saying, "you can just go out in the hall and eat a hamburger." He looked at me like I was stupid.

While I was on the fetal monitor, it was showing that my contractions were anywhere from 3-6 minutes apart. But I explained to the nurse that I have been doing that for about a month now and that is just normal for me, so after they checked me and felt that I was still "barely a 1" they believed me and let me go home.
The doctor wants to see me again on Thursday morning and it looks like he'll probably induce then. Which will actually be a very good day since it's labor day weekend. We'll keep everyone posted via blog...

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


We went to the doctor yesterday and I am dialated to a one and still 75% effaced. So, basically that did nothing for my sanity because that means I could have him today, or go 3 more weeks! I'm trying to stay busy and honestly it would be good if he held off for just a few more days because there are a few more things that I need to get done at work. That's all for now. We'll keep the blog posted if anything happens.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Week 36!!

So, it is week 36! I can't believe how fast it is going by. I went in for a doctor's appointment today and I am 75% effaced, but not dialating yet. I'll give you guys (or at least all of you who care) another update after my appointment next week.

I had my ACU shower this weekend. It was so fun to be with everyone, even if it was just a couple of hours. So many babies!! I love seeing all our growing families. I can't wait until our 5 year reunion at homecoming in October where we get to do more catching up.

Here is a picture of my hostesses and best friends from college!

Here is one picture of the nursery. I'll post more when I get it finished. I still have more decorating to do. My mom and grandma made all the bedding! Didn't they do a great job!

Me... fat and happy at 36 weeks!

Chad...skinny and goofy at 36 weeks (those are my sunglasses)!