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I began my TTC journey in January 2005. It finally worked with the 5th IUI and along came Eliana! I started trying for a second (T42) a little over a year later, and was thrilled to get pregnant on the second try this time. Jacob soon joined our family! Not sure if I am done at two, but come along for my journey in motherhood. If you stop by, please leave me a short note! I like to know when I have visitors. :)

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Back to work

Yay! I am going back to back tomorrow for these last four days before I am officially on maternity leave. Blood pressure at the OBs office was 142/80something (84 I think...), toxemia labs taken yesterday were good. No last minute scheduled induction today, woohoo!

I have my second NST appointment of the week tomorrow afternoon and hope that my blood pressure remains down so that I don't have to see any more doctors/nurses until next Tuesday's NST. Next week could be it! I have an NST Tuesday, OB wed, perinatologist and ultrasound Thursday and NST Friday, which happens to be 38w0d so I suspect around that time we are going to start talking about dates for the induction (although when I asked the OB about it today he said they don't need to schedule them in advance...hmm...I would rather know than be surprised!).

One more piece of good news today: I lost a tiny part of my mucous plug! I wish perhaps that it was a bit more, but I don't want labour until next week anyway...Losing even a little means that there is probably SOME cervical change going on right now and when walking around Kmart this afternoon, I definitely had a couple contractions (real or Braxton Hicks, I have no idea...), so maybe, just MAYBE I will be able to jumpstart labour before they induce me.

5 Comments:

Blogger Chas said...

Just the thought of a plug of mucous kind of grosses me out, but I know it's just part of it. Good luck with the whole delivery thing. It sounds like you could be having this baby any time now.

February 22, 2006 6:57 PM  
Blogger Care said...

Glad your BP came back down some and you didn't have to stay on bedrest. Very exciting - you are so close!

February 23, 2006 8:47 AM  
Blogger lukossmom said...

I hope that all goes well and that you can get a date planned so you can prepare yourself. Sounds like you are very close anyway. Walking definitely stimulates contractions!!!
Best wishes for a quick and painless delivery!

February 23, 2006 3:15 PM  
Blogger Christie said...

Hey there. I've been following you for months but never commented. As your world is about to explode in a million directions I wanted to wish you good luck with your delivery and the birth of a healthy baby. As a single mom, I have to warn you, it's going to be TOUGH!!! There are days I just want to go hide somewhere and cry. But it is so worth it. Motherhood is the most amazing experience, it makes it all more than worth it.

Again, good luck, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

February 23, 2006 6:41 PM  
Blogger Calliope said...

phew about the BP!

& OMG- you are going to be a Mom soooo sooon!!!

wow. & hugs, honey. Lots & lots of hugs!

February 23, 2006 8:54 PM  

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