Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I know I'll wish I'd updated more

I know that once the baby's born, I'll wish that I had posted more so I could look back and see when things were happening, but c'est la vie... Life gets in the way.

I'm very busy these days with two kiddos, NSTs once a week, OB appointments once a week, volunteering for a local mother's group, and volunteering a LOT of time with a local theater group.  Plus, I feel like keeping tabs on the paper going in and out of our house is a full time job.  Between the junk mail and political ads and the REAMS of paper that get sent home from Kindergarten (plus of course coupons and circulars!) the paper is overwhelming!!  I had no idea how many worksheets and art projects a 5 year old could pump out in a 6 hour day!

Baby is doing well.  He's been a little booger about staying in one spot (namely head DOWN) but he does currently have his head down and I'm hoping he'll stay that way.  Doc says that if I keep my bladder empty that will help, but since there are times of day when I feel like I have to pee 7 minutes after I pee, I'm thinking about building a bed in the bathroom.  My non-stress tests have been fairly uneventful, and the baby always gets great marks, but my blood pressure has run a little high on and off, so they're still keeping a close eye on it.  No protein or sugar in the urine so far, so fingers are crossed. 

I'm nervous about having three littles to deal with.  It's definitely going to be a learning curve.

35w 3d.  That is all.

Monday, October 8, 2012

NST time

Well, now things are getting very real ladies.  And very close.  At my OB appointment last Thursday (32 weeks) my blood pressure was just a little elevated (128/84 I think) so I was a little nervous because of the differences in this pregnancy when compared to the other two kiddos.  There's still no protein in my urine, so that's good, but my feet have still been swelling on a constant basis.  I've also had more heartburn this time than the other times. 

The doctor decided that I should go for a non-stress-test every week from now until the baby is born.  I went for my first one this past Sunday, and my blood pressure was 135/84 when the nurse first tested.  "George" was very cooperative and had all the correct heart rate accelerations and decelerations, but then he wouldn't STOP moving so she could get a baseline reading.  That just meant that I got to hang out for a little longer sipping water and watching tv.  This might not be so bad after all.  The other good news is that I may get to meet most of the nurses on the L&D floor before I deliver which will be great.  After the NST, the nurse took my BP again, and it had reduced to 128/80.  Still not 110/70 like it has been running, but not as bad.  I will admit that this occurrence has caused me to think twice about what the next few weeks are really going to look like.  Hoping they won't involve bed rest or any blood pressure complications.  I can't believe that my due date is now less than 7 weeks away.  Wish me luck!