Wednesday, April 9, 2008

We have an induction date!

God bless my doctor. I love her. She took one look at my ultrasound report yesterday and saw that 7# 10 oz and said WOW. She said 3 more weeks and we're looking at a baby about the size of DS. That's fine with me. But please don't make me go any later than I want to. So she said let's get you on the books for an induction. So, we are set....April 24th will be this baby's birthday unless he/she decides to come on it's own before that (which would be FINE by me!). If I am not doing any dilating by then, they will bring me in Wednesday night to put Cervadil in my cervix to get it going. But I was 1 cm yesterday and I will NOT need to go in the night before. I'm claiming that now too. When I walked in with DS, I was 5 cm dilated. So I expect something like that this time. ;)

My blood pressure was a little elevated yesterday so she told me to take it easy and rest and relax as much as I can. Yeah right! Kinda hard with a work-aholic DH and an almost 4 year old. But DH has been F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S. He doesn't care if we have "whatever" for dinner 2 or 3 nights in a row. He's awesome like that. He takes care of DS at night now anyway giving him a bath and putting him in bed. He's so great. I truly am lucky to have him.

I am also supposed to go get my blood pressure checked every day if I can (there is a CVS not far from here) so they might get to know me pretty well in the next few weeks. My doctor also told me that she will take me off work any time I am ready. SO...I'm thinking I'll get through next week and be DONE. That's just 3 days before baby comes. I can go get my nails and toenails done, take naps, and just plain old relax. That would be nice. So I think that's what I am going to plan for. Unless she tells me I need to quit before that b/c of my blood pressure.

I think that's everything from yesterday's appointment. We are SO EXCITED to finally have the date and be on the books for that date. *I've* had that date picked out for weeks now...just glad my doctor agreed!

I did have a hypoglycemic episode last night. I ate a really big and late lunch yesterday so when DH came home I told him to have whatever for dinner, I wasn't hungry so I wasn't going to eat. I laid on the couch and watched some mindless TV for a little while and then decided around 745 or so that I was going up to bed. Got upstairs and felt like I was going to throw up, I was shaky, my heart was racing, I was hot. So I stripped down to my bra and undies and climbed in bed and still felt horrible. So I sent DH downstairs to get me some cheese and crackers and a peanut butter sandwich...oh and a Mt. Dew (I hadn't had any caffeine at that point). I told him I didn't care what food he brought "just bring me PROTEIN!" was what I said. I ate that and drank the dew and felt LOADS better. I've never had a spell like that before so it was odd. After that I settled into bed and went to sleep. It was the weirdest thing. I'm glad it was something minor though. Whew!

I better get back to it. Working a long day today...but this is the last long day for a WHILE! WOO HOO!!! :)


MMalloy said...

WOOHOO! I am so excited!! 4/24/08 has a very nice ring to it. How cool.
Your doc is right, you should take it easy and relax as much as possible these next 2 weeks before baby #2 comes.
I will be thinking about you and praying for an easy and quick 2 weeks. I am glad that DH was there last night when you had your episode, kind of scary.

Steph said...

Oh my goodness....oh my goodness!! I am soooooooo excited to meet little Lex - hehe!!

So now on to my virtual, blogging kick in the pants for you - would you take it easy, happen to be a pregnant princess in a very fragile state....GOSH!! LOL

I am thrilled for you, DH and DS.....I absolutely can not wait to meet this little one!! By the way - I'll be happy to trade Barbie's with you when Lex gets can be gymbunny and I'll be knocked up!! :)

Courtney said...

This is so exciting! You may be looking and feeling big, but personally, I think you look amazing! I've managed to gain more than 50 pounds already..and I'm only 31 weeks! It's been a stressful couple of months though. I'm also in negotiations with my doctor about inducing in early June. She seems up for it seeing as we are moving June 30 and my due date is the 14th. I CAN'T WAIT for you to find out if it's a boy or a girl! Yay Amanda!!!

Courtney (formeforlife)

Miss July...not...yet said...

Can I suggest getting off of work NOW!!!

Especially if your bp is up. That way you have time to spend w/ds and not stress too much.

Sooooooooooooooooooooo excited to meet you little one!

Steph said...

Just checking up on you - you better be resting!!! LOL

Tina said...

Wahoo.... I'm so happy your doctor agreed. And I'm with Steph... GO SIT ON YOUR @$$!!!! (although she was nicer about it)