Doctor's Appointment=Long Day!

Ugh! Today has been a long day!

I had a doctor's appointment this afternoon. They took my blood pressure: 134/100. Yikes! Not good. They had me lay down on my left side for 5 minutes and then they took my blood pressure again: 144/89. Blah!

So, now not only do I have chronic hypertension circled on my chart, but I think I have the beginnings of the pregnancy induced hypertension. I am ordered to rest 3 times a day for an hour each time.

I was supposed to schedule an ultrasound for next week but the tech is going to be on vacation, so they squeezed me in today. Bonus! I got to see Colson squirming around on screen which is always a wonderful sight. I just wish Nick would have been there to see him as well. :o(

Here is Colson's profile. Sorry its kind of crappy. I took it with my cell phone.

After my ultrasound I headed to the hospital for my NST and with orders from my doctor for some lab work. I got to listen to Colson for 45 minutes but then I had to get stuck in the arm with a needle for some blood work. My blood pressure was fine during the NST, holding at around 125/80. So I guess that is good. Now I'm just hoping I don't get a call from my doctor about my blood work. They said no news is good news so we're hoping for no phone call.

And last but certainly not least,  I got to come home with a giant pee bucket for a 24-hour urine catch. Fun times! There is nothing like having a giant jug of pee in your fridge. Yuck!

So needless-to-say, it has been a long afternoon. Colson looks good though and that is all I care about. I have my next three NSTs scheduled and that takes us to January 15th. Holy crap! I don't know if I'm ready for this yet. If Colson is still in my belly on January 15th though, I will be happy. He needs to cook a little longer! Maybe I should get my hospital bag packed though...just in case...

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  1. oh no! i'm so sorry about the fun :( i had some problems when i was pregnant with the twins, too. it sucks.

    glad colson looks so good! i love the name, btw :)

  2. I had to do that pee jug twice! SOOO not fun!

  3. i had to that urine catch thing too. first time at home and second time in the hospital before the induction. i hated it! but as long as it helps the baby, we would do anything, right?


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