Friday, May 18, 2012

40+ Weeks...

...well, as you all read this, I'm already in the hospital! I'm writing this at 3:23pm on 5/17 waiting on Matt 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 Matt 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 Matt. 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 G, Matt and me because I know it's going to be (and probably already has) a LONG day.

5 comments :

Mrs. Dirnberger said...

Good LUCK!!!! Praying for you..can't wait to see this beautiful baby and find out what it is :)

Mrs. Fabulous said...

SUPER EXCITED!!! I'll be thinking about you today! Make sure to keep us updated! :)

Christy said...

Can't wait to hear the news! Praying all goes well! Keep us posted!!

Meg said...

So excited for you. Hope everything is going smoothly and can't wait to hear all about it!

Julie said...

Super yay and good luck!