Thursday, July 17, 2008

Pack Those Bags!

I just got back from my weekly ob appointment and my head is spinning! I generally have very low blood pressure but today it decided to spike! This is the same thing that happened when I was pregnant with Madison although I was overdue at that point. When you combine that with my swollen feet, headaches and the fact that I have occasionally seen stars over the past week the doctor was pretty concerned.

The next step? I have to collect my urine starting tomorrow a.m. for 24 hours. and store it in the fridge. Thank goodness we have a second fridge for water, beer, etc. 'cause I don't want even my own pee near my food. After the collection period, the doc wants me to go directly to the ob floor of my hospital drop off the pee pee and have a few more tests done. Depending on the results I will more than likely be having the baby on Saturday. Does it make sense that I'm ready to not be pregnant but not ready to have the baby? My bags aren't packed, I've yet to buy anything that remotely resembles hospital garb (mostly 'cause I'm expecting a few goodies in the mail for reviews) and I NEED a pedicure (GASP)! Now I know all of these little items are ultimately unimportant and my baby's health is all that matters but I'm just not ready!

I'll make sure to keep you posted. In the meantime make sure to check back tomorrow because I have a review along with an AWESOME first giveaway planned. I'm thinking the end date will probably Saturday, July 26th but that all depends on what happens this weekend!


Andrea said...

Ohhh..I totally understand your feelings! I remember that about a month before my actual due date I was getting braxton hicks contractions like CRAZY for one evening and i was kinda panicking because I didn't have a bag packed or anything yet! I packed a bag that night though! haha. Good luck and if you do need to have the baby this Saturday hopefully you can get everything done in time!! I'm sure it will all work out fine. :) And I can't wait to meet your new baby girl!

Lori said...

Does it make sense that I'm ready to not be pregnant but not ready to have the baby.... yeppers that is how I felt for over a month! I packed my bag the night before Colby was born. And with Blake I was packing it that morning after I'd been in the night before with false labor

hope things work out and you will be fine

Danielle said...

I can't wait to meet baby Stella!!! Did you stop pacing yet? iron? clean those floors?

Amy said...

awe yay! go get a pedi first thing this a.m.! you'll feel much better :-) can't wait to meet Lil Miss Stella! and i just had a thought... you seriously have to collect pee for 24 hrs? you're going to need to carry a cooler with all those samples! don't you pee like every 30 mins?! LOL