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Friday, April 20, 2012

36 Weeks!

I'm home after my 36 week appointment. First off, the doctor was running over an HOUR behind!!! Today starts my weekly appointment and my Strep B test. First off, checking for dilatation was much more uncomfortable than the swab they took for the Strep B test so pregos out there-don't stress about it! I wasn't dilated at all.

To sum up this appointment, Baby A might be making his/her debut sooner rather than later...why? I'm borderline preclampsia. Blood pressure today was 136/84. I'd gained 10 pounds since my last appointment two weeks ago which the doc said she could tell was water being retained in my feet, legs and hands. I had a small trace of protein in my urine. So she can't officially say that I have it but I'm probably for sure going to get it and if that happens BEFORE I go into labor or my water breaks on its own, the only treatment is to induce for the safety of both the baby and me. If preclampsia is not treated then it could turn into eclampsia which could cause me to have seizures which is bad for both baby and I for a variety of reasons.

I'm doing my best to not freak out. Luckily, my mom is here tonight and cooking dinner so I probably won't get off the couch too much. This was DH and I's weekend to get stuff done around the house. When I told him what the doctor said, he said, "Well, we'll get everything done this weekend and then be ready to rock and roll!" Neither of us are thrilled with the idea of being induced but we know we have to do what's best for Baby G. So please say a prayer for Baby A and I that my BP and swelling gets down and s/he gets another week to cook in there!

10 comments:

J.o.s.e.y said...

Eek! I hope your BP drops and you're able to keep cooking that baby for awhile longer! If not, it will be okay, but prayers that you'll get to go into labor on your own!

COME ON BABY said...

Wow honey. Everything will work out! Prays to you, hubby and that precious baby. Rest well. Love, jen xoxo

COME ON BABY said...

Wow honey. Everything will work out! Prays to you, hubby and that precious baby. Rest well. Love, jen xoxo

COME ON BABY said...

Wow honey. Everything will work out! Prays to you, hubby and that precious baby. Rest well. Love, jen xoxo

Joanna said...

Prayers for you always! My friend had her baby at 36 weeks because of blood pressure, & they both made it fine & came home as scheduled (no nicu visits). You're almost there :) Hopefully you'll go into labor on your own, but if you had to go early, there are lots of tools at the dr's disposal now :)

SLESE1014 said...

This is complete déjà vu for me....almost exactly my same scenario. Raegan was born at 37+3 weeks after my induction for pre-eclampsia. If you have any questions, feel free to email me, I'd be more than happy to share my experience with you ;)

Here's hoping alls well and things stay safe for you and baby.

Emily said...

I hope your pressure drops and your little one can stay in longer. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Angie said...

Praying for you all and sending lots of positive thoughts!

Bridget said...

I hope everything is ok and baby A can stay in as long as possible! Rest up!

Bridget said...

I hope everything is ok and baby A can stay in as long as possible! Rest up!