Friday, May 18, 2012

40+ Weeks & Here We Go!!!

As you all read this, I'm already in the hospital! I'm writing this at 3:23pm on
5/17 waiting on DH to get home so we can head to the hospital. I had the
mindset that my induction would be scheduled for next week so today (Friday)
would be my last day of work for 12 weeks, we'd enjoy the weekend (I already had
in mind what all I wanted to do) and then it would be baby time!!! Well, as you
all know, kids change everything!

I went in for my 2:30pm appointment,
peed in a cup and they hooked me up to a non-stress test. Baby looks good, I was
having a few BH and baby was moving. Then the NP came in and asked if I'd been
having headaches. I told her no but that I had noticed the swelling had returned
and I could barely fit my feet into my tennis shoes this morning. She informed
me I'd gained 8 pounds!!! since last week and I had protein in my urine...not a
trace amount but real protein. She went and checked with my doc who said go
ahead and send her to the hospital to get induced tonight. I think I
took the quick change of events pretty well. She went on to check for dilation
(none) and told me to head to the hospital. I asked if I had time to wait for my
husband to get home and she was like yeah but don't dilly dally.

I called DH who thought I was kidding. I told him not to rush but don't take his time
either. I came straight home and let the dogs out so they could get some fresh
air then went to charge up the laptop, phone, camera, I-touch, etc...I made up
the bed and put pillows on our guest bed, wrote a note to my mom asking her to
do laundry and bring me some clothes when she got to the hospital. Then I sat
down to send some last minute work emails I'd planned on doing tomorrow and then
typed this up while waiting for DH. I hope he gets home in time so that I can
take a shower and he can shave my legs!!!

I can't even begin to explain how I'm feeling...excited, nervous, scared, excited!!! I'll do my best to keep you all posted but we've got to keep our family informed first! Say some prayers
for Baby A, DH and me because I know it's going to be (and probably already
has) a LONG day.


Hilary said...

I'm seriously about to cry reading this. Yayyyyyyyyy! So excited for you! I know this is a moment you've been waiting for for a long time. I can't wait to see pictures!!! Even though you're probably done & resting now, GOOD LUCK!!!

Kelly said...

EEEK!!!! SO excited for you! I can't wait to hear all about it :)

SLES75 said...

Yay!!! I mean boo on the protein, but yay for baby...that's the same story I got when I went into have Raegan except I was a few weeks early! Can't wait to hear how things go & sooo excited to hear all about the birth story and see pics!!!! Thinking of you!!!

Jos said...

I can't wait to hear all about it!!!

Angie said...

AHHHHHH so excited for you guys!!!! Good luck, love you!

COME ON BABY said...

Yay yay yay yay!!! Praying for you all. Boy??? Girl??? I CANT WAIT!! So excited for you honey. Much love. Xoxoxo

Unknown said...

Good luck!!! Hope you have a fast & easy delivery!!! Can't wait to hear all about it & finally see pictures of Baby G :)