Sorry no belly pic this week! I promise to post one soon.

Let me start this post off much like yesterday’s

THIS BABY COULD BE COMING AS EARLY AS THIS THURSDAY BUT MORE LIKELY NEXT WEEK {WHERE DID MY TWO WEEKS GO?!}! I AM SO NOT PREPARED. THERE IS TOO MUCH TO DO. IT WILL NEVER GET DONE. SOMEONE HOLD ME!

Did I get your attention?

So I had my 37 week appointment yesterday. I got a tad worried when the nurse told me that my blood pressure was 138/88. Not horrible but up a lot since last week {124/76}. I shook it off and figured they would just keep an eye on it. After waiting over an hour, the doctor finally came in. She immediately brought up the mildly high blood pressure and was wavering back and forth on whether or not to make the call right then. Then she looked at my feet. They were pretty swollen, red, hot to the touch, and very squishy. Again, she wavered on whether to make the call right then and there.

Instead of upping the boy’s birthday, she decided to send me for non-stress test {NST} on Thursday. This will give them another blood pressure reading and make sure that yesterday wasn’t a fluke {hard day at work? annoyed about having to wait so long?}. The NST is scheduled for Thursday at 3.

Here are the possibly scenarios Thursday.


BEST CASE. Blood pressure is “ok”, baby boy passes the NST, blood work is fine and they send me home. I go to my regularly scheduled appointment next Monday and we repeat the NST next Thursday. Baby boy is born on the 17th as planned.

WORST CASE. Blood pressure is high, swelling is bad, NST is no good and my blood work comes back horrible. Baby boy is born Thursday night/Friday morning.

MOST LIKELY. Blood pressure is still mildly high, pass NST, bloodwork is OK, c-section is rescheduled for next Tuesday or Thursday.

And that is how I lost my 2 week lead time and I am freaking the f out.

Pregnancy: 37 weeks

Weight Gain: +12 lbs. {I lost 3 pounds! How is that possible?!}
Sleep: I barely slept last night. My mind was racing with too many things. At one point, I crawled into bed with E just to get a snuggle in. Thankfully, I didn’t wake him up but I got to snuggle with my little man. I don’t think I fell asleep until well after 3. That has resulted in a massive headache today. I don’t know how I am going to make it through the work day. 
Gender: All boy!
Names: You will know soon enough!
Feeling: COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY UNPREPARED!!
Health: See above.
Movement: Baby boy must have flipped back around {or he was never head down last week}. Whatever the case he must have found some room to move. He’s back to dancing at all hours! And it still hurts.
Belly Button: Still have a belly button but it’s definitely not as hollow as before.
Cravings: Chips! Probably not the best choice right now, but it’s what I want damn it!
Next Appointment: May 5th @ 37 weeks 2 days

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