Friday, April 20, 2012

36 Weeks!!!

...so 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 G 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 Matt 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.

Now here's my 36 week pic for you, not just my dirty 'ol tennis shoes but you can see how swollen my feet are, how stretched out the shoes are and how I can only tie them on the sides now.
So please say a prayer for Baby G and I that my BP and swelling gets down and he gets another week to cook in there! 

6 comments :

Meg said...

Praying for you and Baby G! Hang in there!!!

Julie said...

Saying lots of prayers. This is what happened to my sister in law, she gained 70 lbs and most of it came very fast in the end and we didn't even recognize her. So she was induced and not even 24 hours later had the baby. She had to check her heart and bp quite often after the birth but all ended up just right.

Liz said...

Oh man! Hopefully you can take it easy, put your feet up and rest. I had quite a bit of swelling a few weeks ago, but when I was knocked on my butt with the flu 2 weeks ago, I had basically put myself on bed rest - on the couch, off my feet, feeling miserable and trying to drink lots of fluids. And wouldn't you know it? My swelling went almost completely away. Now that I'm feeling better and back at work, sitting for 10 hours a day and never putting my feet up, the swelling has returned. So maybe some R&R this weekend will bring your swelling and BP down and you won't have to get induced? Here's hoping!

Krystie said...

your poor feet :( Stay safe lady! Lots of prayers and well wishes over here!

Angie said...

oh wow, girl, I feel awful for you! Praying and sending lots of positive thoughts for you all!!!

Hilary Lane said...

Oh my goodness - your poor feet. :-(