This board has been so quiet! How is everyone doing?
Tomorrow makes 28 weeks for me! My blood pressure is still really high (hovering at 150/100). I've been checked out by a cardiologist and they keep adjusting meds, but nothing seems to bring it down. I go Thursday for another OB appointment with ultrasound to check growth. I'm supposed to leave for San Diego in 2 weeks for my brother's wedding, but we'll see if the doctor ok's that. I hate to miss the wedding, but we'll do whatever the doctor thinks is best. I bought trip insurance just in case so at least if I can't go I'll get my money back.View Thread
It's really scary because I'm only 25 weeks. I keep thinking if they can't get it down I'm going to either be stuck on bedrest for a very long time or end up having her really early. The newest medicine that the cardiologist gave me seems to be helping some, but I think I'm going to have to raise the dose. I have instructions on raising the dose if it's not low enough. I had a heart ultrasound today just to check. He didn't expect to find anything. It seems like I've been pregnant forever and have forever to go! I'm still fighting nausea and taking zofran all day too. I'm over feeling lousy and want my baby girl to be here safe and sound!View Thread
Thanks! I did make it home late last Sunday, then spent 3 days on bedrest. I talked my way off bedrest Wednesday promising to take it easy and sit a lot. My BP still isn't coming down, but it's more stable and we're still working on it. I saw a cardiologist on Thursday and he gave me another med. I've spent way too much time at CVS lately! Yesterday was my nephew's birthday party at Chuck E Cheese. I managed to park myself at a table and avoid telling my in-laws about all this. MIL tried hard to get our list of possible names out of me, but I held out (and made sure DH didn't tell her). At first I just didn't want her opinion, then it became fun to mess with her. She's awful to me, but so selfish she doesn't go out of her way to contact me so usually I'm just ignored...fine with me! This IF journey has been rough all the way! It stinks, but makes us appreciate this little girl and know that she'd most likely be the only one. Neither of us can imagine signing up to do this all over again.View Thread
My BP isn't behaving and I've been here since yesterday afternoon. My doctor adjusted meds, but it's still not going very well. They will be calling him soon with labs and readings to see what's next. I really want to be in my own bed with my dogs snuggling me! Hopefully he'll be willing to let me go home soon. I'm glad my doctor was on call this weekend since I haven't started rotating yet so I haven't met any of the others. My hubby was pretty bad yesterday, but has been better today. He didn't get how serious this is because of the baby. I've had BP problems before and it wasn't a big ordeal. He did comment today how much it sucks that we've had such a rough road this whole time and it's not looking like the next 3 months or so are going to be easier.View Thread
What are all you ladies planning to do about child care? As hard as we worked for this little girl it's hard to imagine leaving her in anyone's hands, but at the same time I don't think I would want to stay home full time even if we could afford it...but since we can't afford it that's not really an option anyway. I've been discussing working part-time for a while with my boss and he's ok with it, but that will require child care for the days I work without paying for a full time daycare spot. I'm so scared to leave her with someone I don't really know. It's overwhelming!View Thread
That is so exciting! We won't do ours for probably 5 more weeks. We'd been debating on doing one when they ran a Groupon last week so we took the plunge. My doctor said 30 weeks was best and the place said 28-32. Since we'll be traveling to my brother's wedding at 30 weeks I'm trying to schedule right before we go.View Thread
I went today for a check-up and my BP was up. My doctor wasn't as concerned as his medical assistant, but I get to do another 24 hour urine collection in the next few days at my convenience. I go back on the 23rd for another appointment and BP check along with my 1 hour glucose tolerance. They said fasting wasn't required, but they recommend it and said sometimes fasting gets better results and avoids the 3 hour.View Thread
Congrats on joining the pink team! We're on it too. For me finding out it's a girl made it more real (as if the growing belly and puking wasn't enough) and we're shopping for furniture and stuff. My sister, who also had IF problems, pointed out that I'm doing better than she was at this point. She was researching at what point if she had the baby it would likely survive. I think she came up with 24 weeks the baby had more than 50% chance of survival. She didn't want to buy anything or start working on the room until she hit 24 weeks. I only talked her into buying a few things when her MIL started picking out a crib when my sister wanted to make her own choice. She was also afraid to commit to girl stuff in case the ultrasound tech was wrong. This is why the majority of stuff she had when her daughter was born I bought at garage sales or off clearance racks. By the time she settled down about all that she wasn't up for shopping. She's made up for it by obsessively shopping now and buying stuff for my baby. I guess my point is that it's at least somewhat normal to feel like that, but at some point you'll accept that everything is going to be ok. As lousy as I feel I'm trying to enjoy the experience because this is probably going to be an only child.View Thread
I'm feeling overwhelmed! Our house is a mess trying to have wood floors installed (for a month now). That turned into a disaster and I had to fire the installer on Thursday and am starting over with a new one. I like the new one but it's going to be 3-4 weeks before he can come and do the work because I'm new to the bottom of his waiting list. In the mean time my house is all out of order and I have no place to put baby stuff. We're excited to know we're having a girl and ready to start buying furniture and putting the room together.
In the middle of dealing with all that this week my brother's wedding invitation showed up and it's cocktail attire. She's Italian and already told us Italian tradition says we can't wear black or we'll offend her family. I don't know what to buy! I'm also trying not to spend a fortune since I'll probably only wear it once. I'm already looking at one dress in my closet thinking it might work for the rehearsal dinner since it's loose at the waist, but I won't know until closer to time and I see how it fits. I also know I'm going to have a fight with DH over dressing nicer than he'd planned. Any suggestions on finding a dress for me??View Thread