Thursday, January 15, 2009

Doctor's Orders

I had a surprising appointment yesterday afternoon. Some good news and some not so good news. The good news is that baby J's heartbeat sounds great and he seems to be doing well. Dr. A said based on my measurements that perhaps he won't be a 12-lber after all and she guesses that he just had an early growth spurt that has evened out. She estimates he is around 7.5lbs right now. (But, still growing of course!)

The bad news is that my blood pressure is too high and I've been put on partial bed rest. I was only half kidding with my coworkers yesterday afternoon about not coming back today. I was not expecting Dr. A to actually tell me that I had just concluded my last day of work. She said I can take one outing a day, but the majority of my time needs to be spent on the sofa. I'm 1 cm dilated, 50% effaced and she said my cervix was very soft (how delightful!) She said the good news is that since I'm 36 weeks, if she needs an exit strategy due to preeclampsia (they are currently running my blood work to rule that out--so please say a prayer I don't have that!) that she can induce me as early as next week if she feels it is necessary. She said I certainly will not be pregnant for another month (thank you God!) I have to go back to get my blood pressure checked again on Friday, so please keep your fingers crossed. Otherwise, I'll just be seeing her every Wednesday at 5:30pm until baby J arrives!

Good thing I have lots of thank you notes to write and books to read! This could be a long couple of weeks of waiting for my precious little boy to arrive so you'll be hearing a lot from me!!

24 comments:

Gracie Beth said...

I hope everything turns out ok! I will say a little prayer for you and the baby!

zentmrs said...

Take care of yourself! (And yea! for less than a month until we see Baby J!)

USCEmily said...

Good luck with everything!

Newlywed Next Door said...

So glad that Baby J is doing OK! Sorry about about the bed rest -- wishing you the best for the rest of the pregnancy!

Rachel Ann said...

Sorry about the bed rest, but I'm glad that the baby is doing well!

Lulu said...

Big prayers your way, honey! If you need company, you know I have plenty of free time since I'm unemployed! haha Turn on Channel 1, plane crash in the Hudson, right by the Intrepid... so scary...

Preppy Sue said...

Good luck and take care of yourself!

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

i'll be praying for you. i wish i could call you right now to tell you this whole story, but my cousin just delivered her baby on sunday night. she wasn't due until the 17th. she was put on bed rest due to high blood pressure. her baby was 7 pounds when she was 34 weeks! she was induced, but never dilated-- she wasn't even at 1 cm when she went in. anyway, she and baby are doing great and the baby only ended up weighing 8 pounds.

great news that you won't be pregnant for another month! hang in there. enjoy relaxing and preparing for baby j. we're all pulling for you both!

Kappa Prep said...

I am glad Baby J is doing well and hopefully you will enjoy your rest do take care!

Julia said...

Girl I will pray for you! I had an ordeal myself yesterday! And we're only one day apart, so you hold a special place in my heart :) I am 90% effaced and fingertip dialated and was put on bed rest yesterday as well! What is up with our boys?

Melissa said...

I hope everything is fine! I will say a prayer for you guys!

Wila (aka Ali) said...

You just concentrate on resting and getting excited!! :-)

The Preppy Wedding said...

Oh no!

I have had high blood pressure since week 8, and am on medicine to keep it down. Just try to relaz and enjoy the next few weeks. And be thankful that you are so far along, baby j can come out and be just fine.

Keep us updated on your health mmm!

Nomers said...

Take care of yourself and little one! I hope the test come back negative and you just have a nice relaxing few weeks.

SCG said...

I had the same(HBP) with my first baby...bed rest does the trick(boring). They actually put me in MI for a couple of days. Han was a 6 pounder and came 1 week early. Best of luck. I know that you are SOOO ready!!!

Preppy 101 said...

Good Luck, take care of yourself, and make sure you do exactly as the doctor says!! :-)

Kate said...

Keeping you and baby in my thoughts :)

Holly said...

I was put on bedrest with O for the same reason. Lay on your left side a lot and enjoy the rest while you can :) You and baby are in my thoughts and prayers.

Barefoot in the Park said...

will keep you in my prayers! its almost time!! hip hip hooray!

icing on the cake said...

I will definitely pray for you and your little boy. I hope you can take it easy these next few weeks and rest!

Milltini said...

Eeeek! Baby J is almost here--and I have a present for you/him. Take care of yourself over there, you hear me? If you need anything...please let me know. I have my fingers crossed for you and your precious baby boy. Y'all are in my prayers!

The Mrs. said...

I am excited you're in the home stretch!!!! I had preclampsia and it was not fun! I'll pray you don't have it! As for the bathtub, you might just need the foam pad that goes in the bath if your bath is easily accessible. I'll do a post on bathtubs next week for you to show you all your options.

Susan D. said...

I didn't read this post until now ... so sorry! I have been there and while it isn't loads of fun, you are doing what is best for your baby. Oh, and if you are going to have a 12-pounder, go ahead and buy size 2 diapers! good luck and take care of yourself and baby j!

The Major's Wife said...

it will abll be ok if you're 36+ weeks, just sleep while you can.

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