Well I had my weekly check-up today, and unfortunately my blood pressure was high. When the nurse took it and I saw the look on her face, I went ahead and asked if it was okay. She told me it was high, so I started to get nervous. I mean, it should come as no surprise considering my feet have been ridiculously swollen and my toes look like little vienna sausages (or so Patrick calls them).
Basically my dr. decided to send me to the hospital for an ultrasound to make sure the fluid around the baby was okay, and ordered some labs and a 24 hour urine test thing also. Then he said that unless something changes, he'll probably induce this weekend. Aaannnnd cue hyperventilating Sarah. This weekend?! As in 3 short days away?! I'm excited to meet E, but not quite ready. For some reason, this sent me into full on panic mode. It suddenly seemed so real that I'm going to be having a baby - and possibly sooner than I thought!
So I leave his clinic to go to the hospital for the ultrasound, and call Patrick to let him know what's going on. Patrick answers and asks if everything's okay, and I just sit there b/c I know I can't talk without crying. And cry I did. :) I think this was one of my first real emotional meltdowns in pregnancy. I was just scared and not ready to hear he might be coming sooner than we thought! But then Patrick reminded me of how wonderful he is by cancelling his afternoon clinic, coming to meet me, and calming me down. It's really no big deal in the grand scheme of things and I feel silly now that I even got worked up. Bottom line is getting him here safe & healthy, and we have so much to be thankful for!
The ultrasound looked great and turns out little dude has some serious porcupine hair, especially on the back of his head! I have a feeling he'll be rocking the mullet pretty good. He's also measuring around 8 pounds, has chubby cheeks, and a dimple chin!! :) My cervix is still closed and doesn't look good for a va.ginal delivery yet...so I'm praying that my blood pressure doesn't get worse. Patrick said as long as my blood pressure doesn't get worse, we can wait to induce.
So as of now, I am on bed rest. I'm actually at Patrick's clinic taking care of some paperwork and things I should've weeks ago, but now that the reality of a baby coming is setting in, I'm scurrying around to get it done! But after this, I'll be kicked up at home. But not without a quick stop at Wal-Mart first. And I may or may not be riding a scooter around. :)