Monday, February 22, 2010

3 days to go!!!

You read that right, I am having a baby in 3 days! Most likely anyway... I had my appointment today and the doctor was a little concerned that my blood pressure had gone up and my weight and swelling had both taken a leap in the last couple of weeks, along with the fact that I am having tons of contractions (that are causing dilation and effacement), so he ordered some blood work and told me to come back to his office Thursday afternoon for a blood pressure and cervix check and to plan on going to the hospital right after the appointment to deliver the baby! Its not officially scheduled, but he said its better this way, but he sounds quite certain that it will happen. I am on strict orders not to eat past 7am on Thursday so that I will be ready for surgery. I am completely excited and nervous now and feel like I won't sleep for the rest of the week. I'm making to-do lists like crazy and trying to make sure that everything is ready. I'm sure I'll be a cleaning mad man the next couple of days. Most of the baby stuff has been ready for a while, of course, but I have to finish packing my hospital bag and get everything arranged in our room for her first residence. I cannot believe I will be a mother of three in 3 days. wow. so crazy! I cannot wait to finally meet this little girl and get her in my arms! Ryan is stressed, he's been nervous for a while, but now he seems really nervous and is trying to figure out how to fit in as many work hours as possible this week and still be around to help me get everything ready. What a whirlwind this has become! My mom doesn't get here until next Tuesday, so she's sad she'll miss the birth, but I think it will be good so that I get as much use out of her time here as possible! Thanks in advance to all the friends and family who will be helping out with the kids and such in the next couple of weeks. I don't know what I would do without you! Now, for the traditional belly shot, this was taken just a few minutes ago after a LONG day and in a dark room, so its not great, but you get the idea, and just for fun, what about those ankles, huh? That is after wearing socks for 30 minutes...and that is less swelling than I had yesterday, yikes, I think I'm going to pop! Wish me luck and watch for pictures and stats of our new baby coming soon!



5 comments:

the emily said...

oh those ANKLES. i was like that with isaac and it's just miserable! i'm so glad it hasn't happened this time. good luck on thursday, and in the coming weeks!

jennybrum said...

Yay for a new baby! I can't wait to come and hold her!!!

BensonFam said...

Oh your poor ankles! Ouch! And hooray that she is coming in three days - I'm so excited to meet her and I'm sure you're excited not to be pregnant anymore! Love you!

Tiffanie said...

So jealous! I would hate to be that doctor if he tells you you can't have the baby on Thursday after all:) Those ankles look pretty "fun" :) I have fat ankles (cankles) to begin with but never get swelling...wouldn't want to see how big I could get:) Good luck with it all!!!

Debbie said...

Those ankles bring back fond memories! Ok, not fond.
3 days...so exciting!!!