And I got to schedule my BIG u/s!! It's set for December 19th. I was debating whether to attempt to go team green or not. DH is really NOT for it, even though I'd love to do it. Soooo... A girl from my DS2's birth board suggested that we have the u/s tech write it and put it in a box to open on Christmas Day together... I LOOOOOOOVE that idea, so that's what we're going to do!!
As for the appointment, it was so-so. My blood pressure was high, 140/90. For those of you who don't know me from other boards, I went through the same stuff with my DS2. My BP was volatile.. I checked it at home and most of the time, it was fine. When I got to the doc's office, it was high. He sent me for a LOT of monitoring in labor & delivery, lots of non-stress tests, etc. I had to do 24-hour urine collection twice. I thought it was mostly white-coat syndrome because I was pregnant immediately after a highly traumatic m/c, then I had a lot of bleeding early in that pregnancy with DS2. So I associated the office with unhappy, scary times. I think to a degree, that still sticks.
However, I've started getting some higher readings on my own at home, so I think it's probably a bit of both borderline high BP for me and a bit of white-coat syndrome also. I've been trying to cut back on sodium, and I *know* I need more physical activity, but it just sucks this time of year when it's so cold outside.
So anyway, I have to do my 1st 24-hour urine collection ALREADY, because the doctor wants baseline levels for that in case I have to repeat it later. Fun times. Blaaah!