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|27-5-2010 - 33 Week Appt
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So I had my latest dr. appt. It went ok. I've put on 31-32 pounds so far. Which is a little depressing, but not bad still within the normal range. I got all emotional about it after the appointment. lol Fun hormones. I also took my tour of labor and delivery after my appointment. This was most definitely less than exciting. I found out that my hospital, the only military hospital with a labor and delivery in the area, only has 8 delivery beds. So they have beds you go to after the baby is born and you can move around, but they still get really backed up considering the military are pros at making babies. So when I go into labor I have to call triage before I come in and they'll let me know if I need to go somewhere else because perhaps they don't have any room. Wasn't exactly the best news I had ever heard. I hadn't previously been anxious about the birth, but the idea of having to go to a whole new hospital I'm totally unfamiliar with was pretty upsetting. They also said that if they need to check up on me regularly and when it comes time to push they will probably limit how many people I wanted in the room. Soo my previous image of what the birth was going to be like has been stepped on quite a bit.
During my appointment they of course took my blood pressure at the beginning. It was pretty high. Even for me it was pretty high. They took it again before I left, and it was much better. The doctor did order me to have my labs again just to double check for preeclampsia. I've got my jug to collect my urine over a 24 hour period again which I'll be doing tomorrow. They also drew blood before I left. Well she called me back today and told me that my levels which show how my kidneys are functioning were in the abnormal range for a pregnant woman. So when I go drop off my urine sample I have to get my blood drawn again, and I need to stop by labor and delivery while they take a couple blood pressures. The doctor did mention that if I do end up developing preeclampsia it'll probably be bed rest until I'm far along enough that they want to do a C-section. She told us there was nothing that we could do to prevent preeclampsia if my body is going to develop it. I do plan on taking it even easier than I had been before though. I'm not freaking out about any of this too much, but it does worry me a bit. I feel like I've got the bare necessities if she does need to come early, but I definitely don't have all of the stuff I had wanted. Not to mention my house is a disaster. I'm still trying to fully recover from the baby shower, not to mention I had started decorating and making some stuff I wanted to hang up in the baby's room. I don't really have anything going on next week, so I've got plenty of time. Of course that is assuming that I don't go developing preeclampsia and that the baby doesn't need to come early. What it really comes down to I think is that if I do have to go on bed rest, I don't really have anyone to help me get ready. Besides my husband of course but he's got work. My mother-in-law lives 2 hours away and has work too. I'll definitely figure something out if that's how things end up, but it is a little daunting. Well I'm off to kick my feet up ladies. Hope you're all doing well.
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