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Friday, October 30, 2009

Back and Forth...ugh

Well, bed rest is driving me crazy, but having to go back and forth to the hospital all the time is even worse. We spent last weekend in the hospital because of my mild preeclampsia, and then they sent me home on bed rest because things were looking better and they said bed rest would keep things under control. They had us go back to the hospital on Monday afternoon for another ultrasound, blood work and more monitoring and sent us home again. Then they had us go to the doctor on Tuesday (not the one in Maricopa, one that was a 30 minute drive) and they checked me over and sent me home once again. Then we had Wednesday as a normal day and then yesterday went back to the hospital (which is a 30 minute drive each way I might add)...everything is still looking good apparently except for the fact that they found more protein in my they sent me home AGAIN to do yet another 24 hour urine test...have to collect my urine for 24 hours and then go BACK to the hospital again today to take that in and to be monitored again. All of these tests and traveling back and forth to the hospital is really starting to wear on me and Bryan. We are at the end of our rope. It is definitely getting frustrating. So, pray with us when we pray that they will keep us there when we go today and that they will induce us. I am SO ready! If they send me home one more time I'm just going to stay home and deliver at home because I don't think I can handle going back there again without being able to bring home my baby in my arms. As we sat there yesterday in the waiting room I saw 3 new moms taking their babies home...I JUST WANT MY BETHANIE OUT!!!!! So, keep us in your prayers and hope that we will get what we want today.

Monday, October 26, 2009


Well, we were at the hospital all weekend having blood and urine tests done to see how my mild preeclampsia was doing and to see how Bethanie was holding up. Everything looks good and being in bed for 2 days at the hospital seemed to help with everything. So, they sent me home on bedrest. I am now at home on bedrest and just waiting for the next step. We go back to the hospital this afternoon to have another ultrasound and some more tests and monitoring done so that's all we know for now. They do not want to pull Bethanie out too soon which is good because we want a healthy baby. So, we will keep everyone posted as soon as we know more. But for now, I'm just chillin' at home. :)

Friday, October 23, 2009


Well, it looks like the day has come!! We went to the doctor today for our 36 week appointment and got test results back from a urine test I had done last week...I've got mild preeclampsia. No good. My blood pressure has been a little high and then with that urine test coming back really high in protein, the doc said it was time! EEK! We were just joking around with her when we told her that this weekend would work for us...but then when she said she was going to call the hospital to schedule us for an induction it all became real...and REALLY scary!!

Bethanie is doing great...she's growing like a champ. Even though I am technically at the end of my 36th week, our ultrasound shows Bethanie measuring at 39 I guess we will see. The ultrasound also says she's already 7 lbs 9 oz. Good thing she's coming early so she doesn't have time to grow anymore...that's plenty big for me since I am the one who gets to give birth to her. :)

Well, we go in at 10 am tomorrow morning to be induced...I am excited but extremely nervous. I think the anticipation is going to kill me.

We will keep you all posted. Can't wait for Bethanie to join us!! :) Bryan is SUPER excited too!!!!