38 Weeks tomorrow!!
I had my weekly appointment today. This morning I went and had my annual eye exam, so that I can order another year of contacts & get a pair of glasses. It’s been about 10 yrs since I’ve owned a pair of glasses. I’m thinking ahead, this way, when I get up at 3am I can put my glasses on, instead of fumbling around in the dark, half blind. Then, when I wake up in the morning and I’m too tired to put my contacts in, I can slap the glasses on, and be able to see. THEN, when the baby takes a nap, so can I, without having contacts in!!! 🙂
This morning I was a little stuffy, so I took a sudefed. When I got to my OB appointment, my blood pressure was a little elevated, 142/84. I wasn’t concerned because whenever I take Allegra-D or Sudefed 12 hr, it goes up a little. My OB wasn’t convinced it was the Ephedra and since I’ve been retaining some fluid in my hands, feet, face, legs, arms, etc. she wanted to send me over to the Maternity Floor to have a Non-Stress Test, Bloodwork, & would have to collect a 24 hr Urine specimen. My random urine sample in the office was negative for protein, but a 24 hr urine collection would be the best way to see if I’m dumping protein into my urine.
While I was in the office, she measured my belly, we’re right on schedule. I’m still 2cm dialated, only about 25% effaced. Cervix is still thick & baby is still a little on the high side. She estimates he’s about 7 lbs now, probably 20-22″ long, and will probably be about 7.5 lbs by the time he gets to term.
Sooooo… the non-stress test was fine, my blood pressure dropped down into the normal range within a few mins of sitting there. The babies HR was good, he was extremely active, bouncing off the walls, moving out from under the monitors, and I had to keep moving them around my stomach, to stay above him. I’m going to be peeing in a hat & dumping it into my jug until tomorrow at 4pm….. JOY!