Saturday, January 12, 2008

BIRTH-day!!!

Well, well, well, ... where to begin.

The last week has brought some good and bad days and in the end we have a BIRTHday now scheduled.

Starting last week I began getting VERY puffy (hands, feet, and face) and when I saw the Dr. my BP was steadily rising. My readings were 140's / 90's ... and in this pregnancy so far I've been in the 120's/ 70's. So that signalled a red flag to my Dr, and I was sent to the hospital for a Non-Stress Test. (can I just say those are quite possibly thee most boring tests known to woman?) Anyway, everything came back good except the BP, so they had me come back again on Wednesday, and again yesterday.

Wenesday readings were 150's / 100's (151/107.. and higher) so they decided to put me on BP meds to try to bring it down... These little pills really knocked me for a loop, and I was down and out within an hour of taking them. They are similar to percoset, or valium to anyone familiar with what those drugs feel like. I was OUT! Thankfully my mom was here, as Dwight was away in TO at a meeting for 3 days!! I was totally thinking he was going to miss the birth...

Back to the hospital on Friday and my BP reading were still in the 140's / 90's so the Dr's weren't happy with that AND protein is now spilling in my urine. They threatened to take the baby out then and there, but allowed me a day's grace and the induction is scheduled for tomorrow!!!! Yup, Sunday January the 13th.

I am sooo nervous and excited, but thought of labour has got my palms all sweaty and butterflies in my stomach. I'm praying it's quick and the the epidural takes well! Please pray for me!!!!!

I'll be posting again with a good story and some beautiful pics sometime in the very near future!!

13 comments:

Mom of 4 Busy Kids said...

Well, now I guess it's time to pay the consequences of your actions. Best of luck girl. Go epidural, and crank up the drip!! :) We'll be praying for you. Oh, and I expect your house to be clean as a whistle when I drop in unexpectedly to visit. Bwahahahah. No, seriously, let the dirt live on. Enjoy your babe!!

girlebert said...

Wooohoooo. We can't wait to find the details..., Hurry home. All the best!!
Thinking of you and ALMOST jealous:)
Love ya

Kelly said...

Good luck guys! Hope to see some pics soon. Thinking of you...

Dana said...

WOW! It seems like your pregnancy just FLEW by! I cannot believe that you will be holding your little one tomorrow! I will be sending my prayers your way. I hope things go well and I am looking forward to hearing all about it and seeing that adorable lil face! Good luck Mama!

Our 4 Munchkins...6 pigtales & a buzzcut! said...

Im so excited for you guys! I hope all goes well and you have a very healthy baby. Best of Luck my dear!

Elizabeth said...

How totally exciting!!! :) Not the whole BP thing of course, but that tomorrow is your big day and I will be sending a prayer up tonight for you and your baby (and your family too!) I cannot wait to hear details and see pictures :)

Chrissie said...

Prayers are going up for you, today! God bless you and the little one!
Chrissie

MedStudentWife said...

All the best - I'll be thinking of you.

I'm looking forward to the news and the picts :)

Lotte said...

I'm praying for you, and Dwight, the baby and the rest of the family this day. Hope everything goes well, hope to read some news soon!

Lotte

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Patiently waiting for news and pictures! How exciting!

Melissa said...

Can't wait to hear the news. I found your blog from 3 lads and a lady.

Momma said...

WOO HOO! I just did my happy dance. I hope all is well and I can not wait for the pictures!

Anonymous said...

I had preclampsia with my 2nd child. Scary and had to go on bed rest. I am glad to see you have a beautiful baby, so things must have went well.