Update and OB appt

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MelanieP's picture
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Update and OB appt

Well I have had an eventful couple of days. My BP started going up and up - I think most of you know I chart it daily at home. It started getting me panicked. By this morning I was a crying mess. I kept trying to control it as I knew that if it was pre-e they would just deliver me and me and DD would be fine at this stage. So I went to my OB and completely lost it when I was in there. She was so calm and so nice. BP is high but not so high that she is freaked out. There was only a trace amount of protein in my urine. Baby hb was strong and in the 140's and I am measuring just between 38-39 weeks - so looks like baby is doing good. She did send me for blood work today to check for pre-e and I have an u/s tomorrow. So if anything comes up in the blood or on u/s then we will discuss options tomorrow. If not then I will see her on Tues to see how I am doing. It is crazy how crazy I am making myself. I think that the higher BP is triggering memories of last PG. I am so thankful this did not happen earlier. When I got home in the afternoon I just rested and tried to get out of my head. I just keep reliving everything from last delivery. I know this is different but I am freaked out. Just a couple days ago I was so sad that I am so close to delivering well now I am looking forward to having my DD is my arms so that I can move on. I was able to rest and calm myself down. My BP is still high but at least I am not a crying mess. I will post after the u/s tomorrow and let you guys know what is going on. DH is coming tomorrow so that will be great.

seyelephant60's picture
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Oh sweetheart it will be ok Smile just breath and think about LO smile and seeing your whole family together for the first time. Relax smile and think good thoughts

Summer05's picture
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Oh Melanie, I'm sending you a great big virtual hug. Sorry you're feeling so stressed, I'm glad your Doc is taking such good care of you. So glad that you'll have an ultrasound and the bloodwork results tomorrow instead of it taking any more worrysome time.
:bighug:

melody811's picture
Joined: 02/18/10
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I'm so sorry your bloodpressure is going up. *HUGS* That being said, you've already made it! Your baby girl is one day away from being fullterm and although things don't always go according to plan, this is nothing like your first pregnancy. What a huge accomplishment that is and you should be so proud. There are so many things we can't control but this is the end of your pregnancy and now it's just time to simply take care of you and get ready for that delivery. Rest up. I think it's your body telling you to slow down, pamper yourself, it's almost time. Congratulations on making it Smile :)

kmm123's picture
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:bigarmhug: sorry it's all so fast and sscary but HOLY CRAP MELANIE YOU MADE IT TO FULL TERM!! That's AMAZING! You've done SOOOO much to get to full term! I hope you can take a minute to celebrate what a wonderful mama you are! You are really truly amazing and soon your LO will be in your arms pink and screaming Smile

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"kmm123" wrote:

:bigarmhug: sorry it's all so fast and sscary but HOLY CRAP MELANIE YOU MADE IT TO FULL TERM!! That's AMAZING! You've done SOOOO much to get to full term! I hope you can take a minute to celebrate what a wonderful mama you are! You are really truly amazing and soon your LO will be in your arms pink and screaming Smile

:bigarmhug:

REst up, and KUP!

violetgrl's picture
Joined: 02/04/08
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I hope your BP goes down. My friend was in the hospital for pre-E for 2 weeks and delivered a healthy baby girl one month early and everything was fine,although it was exhausting before hand.
I agree you are at full term now and that is just great, maybe you will hang on a bit longer!:)

sandraleigh's picture
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Melanie, I am so happy for how far you have come!!!!!

Big hugs to you, and try to keep resting! Your beautiful girl will be just perfect, I know it Smile

Starryblue702's picture
Joined: 04/06/11
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I know it's a couple of days later now, but it's OK to have a good cry now and then! Everything will be OK!!

sweetsriracha's picture
Joined: 03/29/11
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Aww, hugs to you! I'm sorry that you are (understandably) dealing with some trauma. This final stretch is really tough emotionally anyway, but I can't imagine the extra stress!

Congrats on making it to FULL TERM and please KUP.

MelanieP's picture
Joined: 09/25/09
Posts: 882

Thank you so much everyone!!! I too am just thrilled to be over 37 weeks!! I am doing better at dealing with BP now that I have had tests and ultrasound and nothing indicates pre-e. BP is still a high but not going higher. If I rest alot it helps so I have been doing that. After my little break down I have been really good emotionally - thankfully. Guess I just needed to let it all out...take a deep breath...and move on. Again...it helps so much to have you ladies to talk to.