Michael here. Melinda will have tons to share about this little bean so be sure to check back soon.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Well since my last post I feel like everything has changed. We are now living in my parent's basement, which I have to admit is better than I thought it might be moving back home. We are so grateful to them for letting us live there for a little while, it's a big help. We moved out last Friday, and had a normal weekend (although it was hard for me to move out, and I have to admit, there were some tears). I had my Dr's appointment on Tuesday, and I went in and saw another Dr. who was covering for my regular one. Well she took my blood pressure, and it was high, so we did the rest of the visit, and then she took it again, and it wasn't coming down (I have to admit, I don't even know what the number was that day). It was so high that she was concerned and told me I had to come back the next day to check it, and the following day to see my usual Dr. and check it again. She sent me in for blood work, and gave me strick instructions to go home and do NOTHING. I was to lay down the whole day and relax. I was a little alarmed, but trusted that she knew what she was talking about. So, I went in the next day again, and my blook pressure was now 130/100...super high. So the same thing, go home do nothing and come back tomorrow. So the next day, I saw my regular Dr. and she checked everything, and although my blood pressure had come down (now 120/82), my blook work was not good. She told me to go home and do the same thing, but this time to measure my blood pressure 3-4 times a day, and go right to the hospital if the bottom number was over 90. I asked if I could go to church on Sunday, and she basically told me she didn't think I would make it until Sunday without delivering. So, a little alarmed, I went and redid the blood work and waiting for them to get me in for an ultrasound asap. Well, the blood work came back good this time, and we had the ultrasound on Friday, and all is well, and my blook pressure has stayed down so far, but I'm still taking it very easy. It was a little alarming. I didn't have a singe supply ready, so Lara went and got me all ready. So we have another appointment on Tuesday, and then another ultrasound next week, and if the blood pressure goes back up, I'll most likely be induced next week, and if it stays down, we still have some time.
So that's what I've been doing. I've been on a roller coaster of blood pressure. We'll see what comes of it all, but for right now, I'm glad that things are looking better. I'm not quite ready to do the whole delivery thing I must admit, but if I need to, she looks like she'll be ok to handle it. I'll keep you posted!
Posted by Melinda Palmer at 11:22 PM
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
I have no new pictures to post, but I figured, writing without pictures is better than no writing at all right? Right now I sit here as I wait for my laundry to finish. I have a few more loads, and I'm hoping to make the most of my time before I go to bed. Michael and I move out of our home tomorrow and in with my mom and dad. I have to admit, I'm very sad to leave my home. I love it. I'll miss it a lot I'm sure, but I'm not not sad to be done moving out of it. I can't even believe how hard it's getting for me to move around. In the past 2 weeks I feel like I've been doing random tasks all the time. We have painted another room, packed up everything we need to live with, and now I'm doing the last of the packing and cleaning everything up. It's so much harder to clean the floor than ever before I have to admit. I've had to do it over such a long time because if I do too much, but stomach just becomes one big contraction, and it's not that comfortable I have to admit. I just keep telling myself that after tomorrow, I can relax, and prepare for this girl to arrive.
I'm now down to 5 weeks to go, and after next week, I start going to the doctor every week until she's here. I cannot even stand how excited I am to meet this girl. Labour terrifies me, but I try to think of the end result, and take comfort in the fact that I don't have to do it all on my own. I'm for sure not the kind of girl who will forego drugs. I mean, I wouldn't go to get a filling done on my tooth without freezing. And, who am I kidding, I'm a wimp. I just hope all goes well, and according to plan for me.
We still don't know a lot of details about moving, and it's driving me a little crazy. I'm just rolling with it though, and as soon as I have more details, I'll be sure to fill you in. I sure have settled down about planning things since I've been married. For those of you who knew me well before I was married, you'd be amazed at how well I can just wait patiently. It's shocking!
Anyhoo, I'm now going to finish another load, and get into bed. Tomorrow is a busy and tiring day for me, as usual.
Posted by Melinda Palmer at 11:43 PM