hi everyone. happy friday.don't know about you but i am happy that it is friday. loads of exciting things are happening this weekend. our second baby shower is tomorrow and i can't wait to see all of our friends. a few close friends are throwing the shower/ bbq for boys and girls alike and i am so excited. i promise to share more on that later.
also JD's mom is flying in tonight for the festivities this weekend. so we will get to do some fun seattle stuff as well.
so after our visit to the hospital yesterday we have some more answers and plenty of questions. the good news is that my high blood pressure hasn't developed into pre-eclampsia. they cautioned that at some point it might but it hasn't yet and that buys us time.
so currently they are going to watch the bean and i closely. we will be at the hospital 2 times a week for non-stress tests. for those they hook us up to a monitor that monitors my heart beat and blood pressure, and the baby's heart beat, and movements. from what they said yesterday he will let us know first thing if there is a problem. they did a sonogram yesterday as well and everything looks good there... those too are going to become part of our weekly or bi-weekly routine until he is out here with us.
the news that was a bit harder to swallow is that we will be tracking my blood pressure week by week and will be making decisions based on how we are doing... which might mean induction as early as 37 weeks (umm yeah 2 weeks away) and no later than 39 weeks. i figured i was going to at least make it to 40 weeks if not the full 42.
i'm sort of panicking. i don't feel at all prepared... or ready. i feel like i don't know what to do.. ahhhh. the time difference between 37 weeks and 42 is huge and i was counting on that time to somehow prepare.
anyway we will be filling the next few weeks with plenty of doctor's visits, preparations, and nesting.... seriously let the nesting begin.
i am so thankful that we are the lowest of the "high risk" patients. i just pray i can maintain my blood pressure for at least the next two weeks... keep us in your thoughts.