Hi, those of you visiting for ICLW! If you look back at my November posts, you can see where this pregnancy journey started. It's been an amazing adventure thus far. With only six weeks or less to go, I'm hoping it continues to be an amazing adventure. There certainly is no shortage of excitement and drama!
I have chronic hypertension. I've had it for at least three years. It makes being pregnant interesting. Although I'm not high-risk in that I don't have pre-eclampsia, they are watching me like a hawk to make sure it doesn't develop over the next month. My blood pressure has been good (praise the Lord!). I am now going for bi-weekly fetal non-stress tests (NST) and once weekly doppler scans to measure blood flow to Isabella Joy's brain and also measure my amniotic fluid. So far, everything has been good. But being watched like a hawk like this can be very stressful.
We took our official tour of the Labor & Delivery floor of the hospital on Saturday. Makes it that much more real. I can't believe how time just flies by. We scheduled a Labor/Childbirthing class for July. I know it's pushing it really close, but that was the only class that was open. So we had to do it. The good news is that if something happens while we are there, we'll be at the hospital already. The bad news is that if Isabella decides to come much earlier than intended, the class won't do any good for me. We'll see what happens. I'm praying she makes it until the end of July. The obstetricians at my office won't let her stay in there past August 4th, though. It will exciting and interesting to see when she comes.
There's nothing else new going on. I've got TONS of baby laundry that I've been working on. I spend most of the day with my feet up (doctor's request). But I do work on Isabella's laundry and her room when I can. I also make trips to the store to pick things up. Thankfully, we have almost everything we need. I still need to get more diapers and wipes, but we have some to start out with. Can't believe I'll get to hold my miracle in a month or so...
Here's my latest of the weekly pictures.
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