Wednesday, August 5, 2009

37 weeks and 3 days...what do you get?

Bedrest.
I had a Dr. appointment today. When the nurse started taking my blood pressure, she says, "HOLY COW, your blood pressure is high!!! Do you have a headache or anything??" I said no. So they had me lay down for a minute and checked it again. It had gone down, but I guess it was bad enough that they said I couldn't go back to work. In a way its good, today was the last day of Month End for Accounts Payable, so I got Robyn trained on it. BUT I wasn't expecting to not go back to work yet. So THAT stressed me out a little. There's still so much that I have to do and get ready before I start my Maternity Leave...but Oh well! I have to stop working. I hope things at work go ok. :/
I have to go get blood work in the morning and then I have to collect my urine for 24 hours....and keep it in the fridge...."WHAT?!" I dunno, but they want every drop to check for protein, etc. I have to go to the hospital and be monitored once a week to make sure the baby is not stressed and see how I am doing. If it stays bad or gets worse, they will induce me early. If not, they're hoping things progress on their own. The dr. thinks that in 7-14 ish days I'll be a mom. Crazy. I haven't progressed much. I am dilated 1.5 cm, and thinned 70%. The exam about killed me today and I am cramping in my abdomen and back a little. I have been having Braxton Hicks contractions more, and some get a bit uncomfortable. I hope things progress quickly because this bedrest thing is going to get old fast. And its stressful to just be sitting here not being helpful at work, home, etc. I know its only going to help me and baby Kai, but its hard for me to just let go and relax. :(
So tomorrow starts my Maternity Leave. I just hope Kai comes soon, so I'm not wasting my leave by just hanging out watching soap operas! :P
I will try to keep my blog updated, so you all know how its going.
I will leave you with a couple cool pics my wonderful mother took this weekend. Yes, its my bare belly, which I have refused to post on here so far! EEK



5 comments:

Megan said...

Oh man. That stinks! I think I would go crazy too - but hopefully Kai will be here soon so your bed rest doesn't last too long. My sister had to do the urine thing as well. Weird having a whole jug of your pee in the fridge. LOL. Don't get that mixed up with anything ;) Love your new belly pictures!

So Healthy Together said...

The belly shots are beautiful honey, regardless of what you think about them.

Rather than become a soap junkie you could always dig out your Odd Thomas books and have an Oddie fest...just watch out for Terrible Chester!

Amanda said...

Holly Crap Thats so Crazy. 7 to 14 days Wow!! How exciting. Well I know how you feel about not being helpful and just having to sit around. Your going to get so bored with day time TV. Its the worst. I know I am. Well at least now I can text you and bug you ALL day! ha ha ha

Amanda said...

Oh ya i forgot!! I love the belly picture they turned out great! and dont worry you look amazing.

Chris & Stephanie said...

I love your belly shots. I hope things go well and that you will not too be worried about everything. I can't wait to see pictures of the little guy.