Thursday, July 30, 2009

Change in plans!

So...I went to see Dr. Miller today for a regular check-up, and like the good patient that I am I brought her my BP log of the last week. She didn't like what my blood pressure had been this past week AT ALL. She asked me if I'd put myself on the books already for induction, and I told her that I did for next Thursday...and she says "Hmm..I just don't know...let me think on that." Then she checks my reflexes and my swelling and my liver..."I just don't know...what do you think about Saturday?" (Hold on a minute, let me pick myself up off of the floor). Okay....Saturday...sure...2 days from now....sure! Adalynn is strong and healthy and mature and Dr. Miller doesn't see the point in waiting any longer...when I could potentially get sick and put both of us @ risk. So, pics of our little girl...outside my womb...will be posted soon! :)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

You're late, you're late- for a very important date!

Haha...that quote from Alice in Wonderland keeps running through my mind!! Kevin and I talked about it and....(drum roll please..) August 6th is the date we have chosen! It is a Thursday, so Kevin will only have to take off 2 days from work...he can back on Monday...if he can stand it!

So we will arrive @ the hospital about 5 am and they'll start my IV and get the Pitocin started....I'll get my epidural when I start to hurt...and then we will wait on our little girl! Can't believe it's only two weeks away!!


So...I just got back from Dr. Miller's office...everything is looking good- Adalynn is happy- her heartrate is great and her valves sound beautiful :) She has dropped some!! Yay! My blood pressure is running about the same as it was last week, and I've been checking it daily and it has not been crazy high. Dr. Miller was okay with what my BP had been through the week. She said that she does not want me to go past 39 weeks since my BP has been slightly elevated. She doesn't want me to end up getting sick and not be able to enjoy our baby- not to mention that she just doesn't want me to get sick and put mine and Adalynn's health in jeopardy. So....Kevin and I have 3 dates to choose from...August 5,6, or 10th! Ack! How do you choose the day your baby will potentially be born?? I mean, this is a day she will be stuck with for the rest of her life! I will update later when we have chosen a date! :)

Saturday, July 18, 2009


So... a while back Amanda @ More than words wrote a blog entry about pancakes and how McDonald's makes them. McDonald's apparently replaces the liquid called for in the pancake mix with Sprite. Well....I made them this morning and they were SO yummy!! The pancakes were so light and fluffy! The batter even bubbled before I put them in the pan! So...the next time YOU make pancakes...try them with Sprite! :)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Ultrasound results!

Adalynn is head down just like she is supposed to be! Yay!! She weighs approximately 6 lbs 8-9 oz. She is so cute! I love her lips and cannot wait to eat her up!!! :) She has a lot of hair, on the ultrasound it was floating around like a little spiky-do! I just hope it's not a whole 4 more weeks before we get to meet our little girl!!
Update: I bought a BP machine so I could take mine daily- today it's 125/84. Better- being off work must really be a good idea....

Home from work!

Well, yesterday was a Dr. appt for me and I got some news from Dr. Miller. She's been concerned about my swelling (feet, hands, face) lately. Especially since my face has started looking more and more puffy- usually pregnant women have dependent swelling (i.e. feet and hands) but the facial swelling can be a sign that blood pressure is starting to rise or your kidneys aren't functioning quite as well as they used to. Last week at my doctor visit she told me she wanted me to start coming weekly, since my face was swelling so she could keep tabs on my blood pressure.
My blood pressure was 133/85. Although that's not horrible, it's not great either. My feet are awful, too. I feel like I am walking around on elephant ankles/feet by the end of the day. So...Dr. Miller comes in and tells me that I am not going back to work anymore. :( Although I had been contemplating this, I hoped to wait a few more days...or at least another week before I bit the bullet. Oh well. For someone who loves her job as much as I do- it's a hard pill to swallow.
So I went by work yesterday to pick up all of the FMLA paperwork and tell the girls goodbye. Bittersweet....
So for now, I will be laying around at home eating bon-bons!! HA! No, seriously, I don't know what to do with my time, I'm not supposed to be running around Walmart, or cleaning my house like crazy... I am under strict orders to "take it easy." I will do it, as a labor and delivery nurse, I know the risks of high blood pressure with pregnancy (well, period) and so I know how important it is to control mine.
In other news, I have an ultrasound scheduled for today. Dr. Miller wants to make sure that our little one is head down (she was for the 4D ultrasound) and ready to come out when the time comes! I'll also get her estimated weight. I'll fill you in on the details when I get them!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Maternity Pictures!

Here is a link to just a few of the maternity pictures that Katie took yesterday. Lynne took a ton as well, so I will post the rest once they are edited! :) Thank you both so much for helping to document the sweet emotions that we have about our baby girl!\

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