38 Weeks – Another Hospital Visit

This kid is stressing me out already. Last week my dr said my blood pressure was borderline and to watch for headaches, dizziness, etc. Well Friday night I got a headache, I popped a Tylenol and went to bed. Unfortunately I woke up Saturday with the headache so I called Labour and Delivery, they had me go in so they could run some tests.

I did blood tests, urine samples, a cervix check, blood pressure tests, and they hooked me up to the monitors. There was protein in my urine which is a sign of preeclampsia but it was low enough that they had me pee in a jug for 24hrs so they could test that instead. My cervix was also close so that’s not favourable for induction and the on call OB said we would wait until I saw my dr that week.

I saw my OB on Wednesday and while my blood pressure was still borderline, the protein levels hadn’t gone up so we are still waiting. My cervix is STILL closed. I asked her if she thought I’d go past my due date and she said she isn’t sure because of my blood pressure. If it creeps up then induction is on the table but we will see next week! I’m hoping my cervix will be at least a little dilated by then.

In other news, a lot of my maternity shirts don’t even fit me anymore. Some are fine but some are too short now that my stomach is sitting so much lower. I have a dinner to go to and I have no idea what I’m supposed to wear. I can’t exactly show up in my pyjamas which is basically what I live in now. I’m basically done all of my Christmas shopping! I have one person left and I bought part of they gift already so I’m not too worried about that.

Current to do List: Finish wrapping Christmas gifts. Add snacks to the hospital bag.

Cravings: Popcorn, Iced Peppermint Mochas from Starbucks, and General Tao.

Mood: Honestly a bit stressed, i hate not knowing things so not knowing when I’ll go into labour is stressing me out.

Dislikes: The unknown and how I can’t get comfortable anymore.

xo

Brittany

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