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Friday, October 09, 2009

My Body Plays Tricks on Me

Not that this is a new phenomenon for myself or for many of you but really, this is getting ridiculous. So... had my follow-up appointment today:

-Blood pressure- 135/75! Back down again. :)
-Still protein in urine.
-Blood test results- uric acid a little high like the other week but still considered "normal"

So, as my OB told me, everytime she thought I'd have pre-eclampsia, I don't. But, at this point it's not so much a matter of if I'll get pre-eclampsia, but when. She did say that if I don't have the baby sooner rather than later, I'll get it eventually. Well let me tell you, I don't plan on waiting too long! (hint hint baby girl)

So no induction just yet. She told me to have a good weekend and that she'll see me at my next appointment (which is Tuesday). I'm not sure what to think of this. I had gotten used to the idea of a set date for her to come, but now we're back to waiting. I can handle it, I just don't like the flip-flopping.

Meanwhile, Bean has been really active today. Another sign I likely won't be going into labour tonight or tomorrow. Something people have been telling me about the "calm before the storm"- babies tend to be quiet right before labour because they're conserving energy. Sounds like a good plan if you ask me! So while my body is obviously gearing up for labour, it's not happening just yet.

I'm 39 weeks today. If I get a chance, I'll get R to take pic and I'll try to post it. But I'm tired right now. If it wasn't so late in the afternoon, I'd have a nap.


areyoukiddingme said...

Glad you've dodged that bullet (for now).

C'mon little girl! Your mama wants to hold you! And she doesn't want pre-e! Come on out!

Melis.sa said...

39 weeks?!? i'm still shocked it's flown this fast, and i'm sure i say that like every other comment, but man alive, she is going to be in your arms so quick!! ((HUGS))

Kristin said...

Wow, you sound like me at the end of my pregnancy. I spent weeks teetering on the edge of pre-e. Hope you don't have to experience that.

Anonymous said...

Hoping you don't have to experience pre-ec. And so glad that you are well today.

Looking forward to your meeting your little girl. Healthy, happy thoughts going your way.