We have a full term BABY! I am soooo excited and happy to be able to say this because we had a rough week over here.
I had my 36 week appointment on Tuesday and my blood pressure was high (surprise surprise). It was reading at 135/92 and my doctor was concerned so she recommended that I get blood work done. She said that if the results came back normal I would stay pregnant, but if there were any abnormalities we would have to induce. She did say that I was already 2 cm dilated, so I guess that was good news.
Obviously, I was stressed and nervous the entire night and following day. I didn’t feel like we were ready; I didn’t have my bags packed, the car seat still needed to be washed and I hadn’t made any of my freezer meals. Let’s just say it was not a fun night at our house. But it did get my butt in gear. I packed my bags and washed the carseat. I feel much more prepared now that my bags are ready and packed in the car.
I feel like life would be a lot easier if I go into labor during the day, while I am at work because then we wouldn’t have to wait around in the middle of the night for my mom to come over to watch Liam while we went to the hospital. Most likely, I will go into labor in the middle of the night or early in the morning.
Anyway, I finally got the call from my doctor at 3pm on Wednesday! I saw the caller ID and I thought I was going to throw up. I didn’t want to have to be induced for many reasons. Liam’s birthday party is this past weekend and we also wanted to take Liam somewhere this past weekend to celebrate, just the three of us. I picked up the phone and she told me that my bloodwork came back NORMAL! I can’t even tell you how happy I am right now.
I am doing the best I can to stay relaxed, but planning a 2 year old’s birthday party can be quite stressful. I am hoping that next week my blood pressure comes back down. I would like her to stay in my belly until the beginning of February so that both my children don’t have the same birthday!
Speaking of birthdays, at Liam’s birthday party yesterday, Patti and I finally got to take our pregnancy picture.
Spark notes version:
How far along? 37 weeks!
Maternity clothes? yes and I am sooo ready for normal clothes
Stretch marks? on my belly
Symptoms: pregnancy swagger, exhausted, high blood pressure
Best moment this week: Liam’s birthday party!!!
Miss Anything? beer, normal clothes, sleeping, being in shape
Movement: yes and they hurt sometimes.. pokey little limbs
Food cravings: nada
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope
Gender: baby girl
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Button in or out? still IN
Mood: emotional wreck this week.. bleh
Wedding Rings on or off: off
Looking forward to: Michael’s birthday party!!!
Days till next appointment: 1
Days left until due date: 20!!!!
I hope everyone has a great day!