Thursday, September 11, 2008

Over Due....

This title fits for a few reasons. First I haven't updated this blog for 2 weeks. I've just been so tired that when I get home from work I don't want to do anything! Second - I was due on Tuesday and am STILL pregnant!

When I last posted my blood pressure was pretty high. It was high that whole week. My first appt was on Monday, and I had made a follow up appt for Friday. Well Thursday afternoon I wasn't feeling well so I called and they had me come right in. My blood pressure was actually better than on Monday, but still high. So they had me come back for my appt on Friday morning. Still high, but again not as bad as it had been on Monday. I was told to take it easy over the weekend and had another appt scheduled for Tuesday. The only problem was that my family reunion was that weekend and I was hosting at my house on Saturday. I did pretty good letting others take over and help out - but felt tremendously guilty about it and had a couple of crying melt downs in the process. But I got through it and had a great time with my family!

At my 39 week appt on Tuesday my blood pressure was back to normal! There was no change in my cervix...still only 50% effaced and no dilation. He had me come in for another bp check on Thursday and again it was normal. Yippee!

At my 40 week appt my bp was normal and I had progressed a little bit! I'm now 1 1/2 cm dilated and about 60% effaced. I know it could still stay this way for awhile, but it gives me hope that maybe she'll come on her own before my induction date on the 15th. Early Monday morning I was feeling a few contractions...this got me very excited. Only they stopped and I haven't felt anything since. I have also been losing my mucus plug slowly but surely this week. Yuck!

My last day of work was yesterday, so I'm home relaxing and getting ready for the arrival of our little girl! I'll try to have Jared take one more belly pic before we go to the hospital. There has been great debate at work all week regarding whether it looks like I've "dropped" at all or not. I think I have a little bit as the pelvic pain has gotten better...but the back pain has increased.
Soon there will be pictures to share of Caitlyn....I can't wait!!!

1 comment:

Franklin said...

I can't wait to see pictures!! Good Luck! we will be thinking of you!