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smsturner February 6th, 2014 08:04 AM

Sorry I haven't been around, and an update...
Hi all.
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!

melissalaw February 6th, 2014 08:08 AM

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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.

And glad you finally did some shopping..lol.

kaylakay February 6th, 2014 08:11 AM

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Ugh! Sorry about the preeclampsia!

Well being 3 cm is awesome news! I hope he decides to come soon. :)

MelChicago February 6th, 2014 09:02 AM

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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.

Schofield06 February 6th, 2014 10:29 AM

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Sorry this is so hard for you. :hug: Step back all you need to. Glad you're getting so close and I hope he comes very soon for you!

Ame C February 6th, 2014 10:35 AM

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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

lelila February 6th, 2014 10:41 AM

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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!

momology February 6th, 2014 10:43 AM

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:hug: I am sorry you are having a hard time. I am glad you are all ready to go! Hopefully he will sense that and come any day now :)

geogeek February 6th, 2014 11:10 AM

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It is good to have an update. Sorry that your BP is going up. I hope that he decides to come out soon. I am also glad that you went shopping. That is a huge step!

Boos Moo February 6th, 2014 12:05 PM

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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.

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