Monday, July 20, 2009

36 weeks

Well, I'm still chugging along. I've decided that work is what is making me miserable these days. I get so swollen from being there, my blood pressure goes up and my back hurts from sitting in my chair at my desk all day long. And, I've been working seven days a week so I don't really get a break. My blood pressure was pretty elevated when I was at work on Saturday and my hands were swelling which hasn't been happening so I went to get checked out at the hospital. Bloodwork, and urine all came back just fine and my blood pressure was back down to normal levels before I left there. Of course, the on-call doc thought I was overreacting and I kind of wanted to smack him. He literally said that I was overreacting and I said well, I'd rather be safe than sorry. We all know, pregnant women and high blood pressure aren't a good combo. I have my 36 week appointment this Thursday and we'll see what my doctor says about taking me out of work by the end of this week. I only have this week and next left to work but I'd rather be out now. Not that I'm in any kind of pain or anything or that I'm so miserable that I can't take it, it's just that my symptoms get worse and worse each day that I'm here, so why not take off early if I can? My doctor's pretty laid back so I doubt he'll let me out earlier than I had anticipated taking off. My shower is this weekend and I have a feeling it's going to be a pretty emotional day. There was a long time there where I thought I would never make it far enough into a pregnancy to be able to have a shower. I still can't believe she's going to be here in just four weeks.
On another note, my blogger friend Stace had her babies on Sunday. I'm really excited for her. Although her twins were over twelve weeks early, they're troopers and I'm sure will come out of the NICU earlier than expected. Congrats Stace!!!

7 comments:

Straubles said...

Yay! You're in the homestretch! I can't believe it's less than a month away! Woo hoo! Have fun at your shower!

sweetpeanme said...

Wow...a shower!!! Every IF girls dream!!!! Have a blast...you're going to be bombarded with pink frilly wonderfulness!!! :o)

Sorry about the swelling...if you can't quit work altogether you should at least try to work a normal work week!!! Seven days is WAY too much!!!

Stace said...

You're so close!!! :) I can't wait to see your little girl!

And thanks! The babies are doing SO well today!! It's been nothing but good news from all sides. I just hope it continues! :)

Where's Baby? said...

Wow! Congrats on 36 weeks. That's so exciting! You are so close. :)

Lindsay said...

That baby is going to be here so soon!! The end is miserable, you are a trooper and hanging in there wonderfully. I hope you have a great shower, get as emotional as you want, it's awesome that you are finally having a baby. Just a few weeks to go or less.

dreamyouremine said...

I'm so glad you are getting so close! Work is miserable, isn't it? They really should give pregnant women more time off, because I am definitely not productive like I should be! Hope all goes well at your appt this week.

prashant said...

.you're going to be bombarded with pink frilly wonderfulness!!!

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