Thursday, February 7, 2013

In hospital

Have I ever mentioned that hospitals scare me?  I'm in one right now.  Wasn't expecting this... Thought all was going well.  I went to the specialist today and my blood pressure was high, plus baby wasn't as active as doctor wanted to see.... So I'm admitted to hospital through the weekend.

I started to cry first few minutes here.  I don't know why hospitals do that to me and I'm not the weeping kind.  But I feel a little better now.  Blood work was done and that came back fine.  I have to do a 24-hour urine test.  That's not fun but its doable.

But the real test will be tomorrow when the doctor does another ultra sound .  If baby isn't moving enough, they are going to do c section.  Doctor said that male babies often times don't do as well as female babies when in high blood pressure conditions... So even if baby moves well tomorrow, I stay for observation through the weekend and they will schedule inducement when I'm 37 weeks, which is at the end of next week.

I really wanted to go to 39 weeks, but now I'm praying to make it to 37 weeks.  Which is barely considered full term.  I kept thinking we had at least to end of this month.... It's hard to relax while knowing it could be as early as tomorrow.  Asking for prayers.

9 comments:

Candice said...

Praying for you, sweet lady! And for Baby Gregory.

Jessica Anne said...

I'm so sorry you are at the hospital. Everything will turn out just fine!!! Can't wait to hear about the arrival of your healthy baby boy :)

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Oh, sending prayers! You are farther along than I realized. Take deep breaths, Mamma, baby boy will be fine. Even 36 weeks, while not ideal, is a good place to be.

I had to do the 24-hr urine thing at 35 weeks with my first pregnancy. I did it from home, but drank so much water we had to pick up extra containers. The intake lady's eyes about popped our of her head when we showed up to "turn it in." (I went into labor on my own at 38 weeks, 6 days!

Cheryl said...

Of all days for me to be off the computer. I am sorry you have had this set back but I am sure that all will be fine. Your doctors will keep things under control so you just relax. My first baby came 3 weeks early and she was perfect. I am saying prayers for you and your little boy.

Life Happens said...

I hope baby stays put a little bit longer for you.

I delivered my baby at 35 wks and he is a healthy 2 yr old now! :)

Cyndy Newsome said...

I was induced 2 weeks early with my son for high BP issues. Those boys are trouble makers! LOL Hope all is well, I'm saying a prayer for you right now. xoxo

Glynis Jolly said...

Aleta, don't stress yourself out over this. The medical field has come along way since you were born and their one and only concern is to get you and little Gregory through this stage of Gregory's life. Relax and let them handle it.

Jen's Farmily said...

Thinking & praying for you! Keep us updated as you can!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Sending you prayers..I know everything will go well!!