Friday, September 2, 2011

30 weeks

Getting this post up a couple days late because I visited the hospital Wednesday night. Let me start with saying everything if fine with baby and me.

I called the doctor Wednesday night about 6:30pm because I was seeeing spots. She told me to come into the hospital to be checked out. She wanted to check for signs of preeclampsia which is where your blood pressure can rise rapidly leading to seizure, stroke, multiple organ failure and death of the mother and/or baby.

I arrived there about 7:30pm where they checked me and in and took my blood pressure. It was 146/60 or something like that so it was up a little. By the time they took me up to labor and delievery and checked it again it was in the normal range. They also hooked me up to the heartbeat monitor for the baby, took a blood and urine sample to run some tests. I spent most of my time sitting in the hospital bed hooked up to the monitor and listening to the baby's heartbeat.

After a few hours they came back with the results and let me go home. Turns out I did have a urinary tract infection which I have to take medicine for. I guess the results from the other tests were good since they let me go home. I had to do a 24hr urine collection and drop it back off yesterday night for more testing. I will probably get those results next week at my appointment.

Again I am doing fine. I think I have been having blood pressure problems because I have seen spots before but forgot to mention it to my doctor at my last appointment. I have also been having heart palpitations which I am scheduled to meet with the cardiologist next week on Friday about. As well as having a headache a lot.

I'm working on getting these issues figured out but I only have 2 more months to go until she is here then they should clear up on their own. Next appointment is scheduled for September 7th at 4:45pm.