Thursday, June 26, 2008
Saw Dr. Hoffman again today. I gained one pound and blood pressure wasn't horrible. I dialated another centimeter so a total of 2 now! Also I am now 70% effaced. So I am making progress but still have a little while to go. Dr. Hoffman stripped my membrane which, if my body is ready, can put me into labor within the next few days! Yay!! (I am really hoping this works!) So at this point I am just waiting and waiting. Starting to get a little frustrated and inpatient but Weston will come when he is ready I suppose. Meanwhile, I'm doing what I can at home to speed things up. Until next time...
Monday, June 23, 2008
I got another sonogram today. Didn't get to take any home but you really couldn't tell what was what anyway because he's bigger now! As a matter of fact, he is weighing in at around 6 lbs 15 oz! That means he will definitely be 7 lbs within the next few days and ready to come out into the world!!! (cross your fingers, pray, wish on a star...whatever!!)
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Had another doctors appointment today with Dr. Hoffman. Blood pressure is still looking alright and I lost the pound I had gained on Monday (my last appointment). I'm still 1 1/2 cm dialated but about 50% effaced now! Last Thursday I wasn't really effaced at all so I made pretty good progress in that area! The baby's heartbeat is nice and strong which is definitely comforting and I never get tired of hearing it! Dr. Hoffman said she doesn't think I'll hold little Weston in until July 16th. Basically if I don't go into labor myself, they will help me out depending on my blood pressure! So exciting! I'm really hoping within the next week and a half! For now, I go for a sonogram on Monday and another exam on Thursday! Shooting for at least 3-4 cm by then so cross your fingers!!! :)
Monday, June 16, 2008
I had another doctors visit today. Seems I'll be going twice a week now since I was told to make another appointment on Thursday. Here are the basics from today's appointment....I gained another pound, fondal height is one cm over the norm (no big deal), I dialated another 1/2 cm (so 1 1/2 altogether) and blood pressure was lower (awesome!). I'm still on bed rest and they just want to keep a close eye on me. As of next Wednesday, I will be considered full term so even if baby comes soon he should be just fine! Although, my parents are away on a cruise and I've been told to hold him in until they get back. Haha. The bloodwork I had done last Thursday came back good. I also came back positive for Group B Strep which just means that when I go to deliver they will put me on antibiotics right away. As long as that happens, it won't get passed onto the baby. I'm not really sure what the effects are if it does get passed on.... Anyway, I have another check up on Thursday which I probably won't blog on unless there are significant changes and I have a sonogram appointment scheduled for next Monday (SO excited!) I'll have another update next week! Until then.....
Thursday, June 12, 2008
So I had my ninth prenatal appointment today at 35 weeks along. Of course what I thought was going to be an "in and out" ordeal, didn't end up that way. As always they took my weight and blood pressure. Gained one pound! Great! Blood pressure...not so great. The nursing assistant took it a second time which was a little better. Next the doctor came in and did a Group B Strep culture (which hopefully will turn out just fine) and a pelvic exam. I am one centimeter dialated, which is good! She then had the nursing assistant take my blood pressure again. So two more times I had it taken and not really good either time. Basically the visit ended up by my doctor telling me I couldn't go back to work until after the baby is born. Dr. Hoffman thinks I have PIH (pregnancy induced hypertension) which isn't very serious but could turn into preeclampsia which isn't good. As I understand it, PIH only effects me so the baby is healthy. But if this changes to preeclampsia then the baby starts to get involved. I had some blood drawn and should get the test back tomorrow. I go back to the doctor on monday to have my blood pressure taken again and I am supposed to make another sonogram appointment. Definitely excited about getting to see the baby again before he comes out but NOT excited about this whole PIH and bed rest thing. I was in no way prepared to stop working. I do actually like my job and am very sad about leaving now. It was already planned that I wouldn't be going back to work at Alperstein & Diener after the baby is born so basically, I am done my work there for good. Of course there's now the financial stress as well but I am just trusting that God will provide in that arena. I am happy, however, that baby is healthy, the pregnancy is coming along, and I'm going to save a lot of money on gas! But if you're in my area and you are bored please come see me! I'm going to need things to do!!!
I will update as I hear things from the doctor! :(
I will update as I hear things from the doctor! :(