We pride ourselves on having the friendliest
and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment
for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers.
If you have any problems registering please drop an email to email@example.com.
Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!
I'm sorry I haven't been around the last week and a half or so. I have been having a bit of a hard time, and needed to step away for a little bit. Especially from my ddc, the pics of all the new babies are exciting and scary all at once. Don't get me wrong, I am crazy happy for everyone and the new babies are sooo sweet. But I'm attached to all these ladies, and I'm just scared to read if something bad happens, and if I don't log in, I don't know, which makes it easier.
I had a check up last week, which showed my bp all up going nuts. So last week I did a 24 hour urine collection, and at this week's appt, we did a fetal nonstress test, along with the normal checks.
My urine showed my protein to be right at the line of too high, and my bp is still rising. She said it looks like the beginnings of preeclampsia, and now she wants to see me twice a week. She also said I'm 3 cm dilated already, so I could go any day. Which is great. I want him out here where I can check on him, and where my moody body can't hurt him!
Basically, the beginning of this preeclampsia is not hurting anything yet, and she's hoping he'll come on his own before I hit any real complications. I hate that we are waiting with that hanging over us, but I also know it's so close.
We went out last weekend and bought basically everything we'll need. In all, a bunch of clothes, blankets, bounce seat, a glider for me to rock him in, swing, pack and play, bedding set, bottles, diapers, etc etc. It felt like a ton, and was tiring. And now I'm surrounded by baby stuff, and wow. Feels insanely overwhelming. At least seeing my dr twice a week only leaves me a couple days in between to worry. That is making me feel much more secure. I just want to be done now!
__________________ Susan, dh Tom, dd Megan (14), ds Marcus (12), Our new baby Dean
I never knew until that moment how badly it could hurt to lose something you never really had. - Missed Miscarriage at 10 weeks - 3/26
Susan I have definitely missed you around here and in our DDC but I completely understand your need to step back. I'm so happy that your dr is seeing you so much and helping to ease your fears. I really hope that baby boy shows up soon so you can hold and kiss his sweet face. Please let us know how your next appointment goes.
Big hugs Susan! I'm glad your doctor is keeping close tabs on you. Also good to hear that you bought what you needed! It's okay to step back- this is time to focus on you. I'm excited to meet your sweet baby boy.
Oh man... I still remember how hard those last few weeks are. It sucked for me and I didn't have anything to really worry about like you have. At least you got what you need for your baby and you can focus on getting past this last little stretch. Soon you will be holding your tiny precious baby. Hang in there. You're so close! xxx
SO Glad you stopped in, I've been thinking of you. I know the protein deal is scary and the preeclampsia can make you worry 24/7 but try to focus on the end game. I'm glad you are going in 2x a week. Your OB sounds like she's taking great care of you. Keep us posted, we are all pulling for you!
__________________ Leia 40 yrs young
Wife to Big Bull 40
Mommy to Big Brother our first Miracle Feb 24 2006
Mommy to Little Brother, our Rainbow, March 24, 2014
I'm sure he'll be here soon I'm glad they have you going in twice a week, hopefully it won't be to much longer. I totally understand about needing to take a break. Glad you checked in and we'll keep you in our T&Ps.