It has been so fun to see my husband love our neices and nephews over the years. He is going to make a GREAT daddy! I can't wait to see him hold our baby boy! Any day now...
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Well, I went to prenatal testing yesterday. Everything seems to be ok. They monitored our little man's heartbeat for about a half an hour and it was fine. Even though I have to go in twice a week now, it is pretty nice to just lay there and be able to listen to his heart for awhile. I still think it is the best sound in the world. Then they did an ultrasound to check my amniotic fluid, which was also at fine levels. My blood pressure was towards the higher end, but not really high, so that was good. The nurse was really great about explaining the situation to us. She said that there are actually quite a few women who get high blood pressure at the end of their pregnancies. They cannot find an explanation for it. And the only cure is to have the baby. She said it's like your body begins to have an allergic reaction to the baby. She also said there is hypertension and preclampsia. Hypertension is when you just have high blood pressure and thats all it is. But it can develop into preclampsia, which is where it can affect your liver, kidneys, your platelet count, etc. Hypertension can turn into preclampsia very quickly, which is why they want to monitor you so often. But there are plenty of women who have hypertension that never get preclampsia. Anyway, all that to say, she actually made me feel better about it. I really wasn't sure how concerned to be. But it really seems like they are just being cautious and all this could just be nothing. Anyway, so I am going to pack my bags and get as ready as I can so if he comes tomorrow we will be ready. Even despite all this high blood pressure stuff, it is such an exciting time! It is so fun to think that I could go into labor at any moment. I don't feel anxious about it and I am not dying for it to happen right now, but it is just fun to think about. It's really amazing because I truly feel like God is giving me a peace that I don't understand! In knowing my personality, I would normally be freaking out about this not going perfectly, but God keeps reminding me that He is in control and I have no reason to worry. Of course there are moments when I am still struggling with worry, but for the most part I feel at peace. It's amazing all the Lord teaches you through this process.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Well, I went to the doctor today and had quite the eventful day. It was way more eventful than I thought it was going to be anyway. Found out I am 1 1/2 cm dilated and about 50 % effaced, which was a big surprise considering that I was nothing at the last appointment only a week ago. But I had high blood pressure which is never something you want to hear. So, my doctor had me go up to labor and delivery and do a non stress test. Which is where they watch the baby's heart beat for about a half an hour and watch your blood pressure, pulse, etc. They also had me do a few blood tests. It was a little scary, but everything seemed to be ok. It was crazy because the doctor was talking about how if something came back wrong that they might have to INDUCE!!! oh man, first of all, I don't want to be induced, especially this early (I'm still 3 weeks from my due date). But it made me really realize how close we really are to having this baby. I mean, I am full term now. Not to mention that my friend whose due date was only 4 days earlier than mine just had her baby today!!! Oh man. Anyway, like I said, all of the tests came back fine. I just have to do a 24 hour urine test (yuck) and now I have to go to the doctor 2 times a week to have the non stress test done until I have him. I guess they are just taking a lot of precautions. My mom told me that she had slightly high blood pressure with her first pregnancy, and everything was fine. So, I am not too worried about it, I am probably just following in her foot steps. Anyway, if you think about it, I would appreciate your prayers, just that I would remain calm and not worry about my blood pressure. Worrying is just about the worst thing I could do right now. I need to just give it all to God. He's got it all under control, I don't need to worry about anything.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Yes, I have stated the obvious, it's May 12, which for most of you is just another day, and well, it's just another day for me too. BUT, it does mark me being exactly one month from my due date, June 12!!! OH MY! I never thought I would get to this point and now it seems like time is just flying by. I feel a little overwhelmned with all the stuff I feel like I still need to do to get ready for our little man's arrival. I have been trying to space out preparing because I didn't want everything to be completely ready 6 weeks before my due date and then all I have to do is sit and wait for him. But now, I am thinking I maybe should have been doing a little bit more. It's amazing how much you have to do (or rather feel like you have to do) to get ready for this 6-8 lb. baby. All the stuff to read, practice, wash, organize, etc. I mean, really it's just this little baby. Not to say that I don't LOVE going through and washing all of his baby clothes and cute little blankets! All a part of the nesting, I guess. One month... wow... that's all I can say.