Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Bulge bag, bulge!

Saw my OB yesterday. My stats (2.5-3cm, 80% eff.) remain unchanged with the exception that my bag of waters is bulging. I had a 2 hour run of contractions last night. They were irregular, coming about 5-10 minutes apart. DH and I went out for a walk hoping that might help things along. Instead, they stopped. Ugh.

My blood pressure seems to have dropped a bit, down to "normal" again, which is great (about 130/85). But I did have a trace of protein in my urine yesterday - which, of course, gives my something to worry about. I am also having a lot of pain while I sleep due to carpal tunnel. My hands are just asleep and aching like crazy. Last, I gained another 5 lbs!!! That is 9 lbs in 2 weeks. And although I am glad to be finally "catching up" I am concerned about this rapid weight gain. I know it can be an indication of water weight, related to preeclampsia. I don't appear swelled - not in my hands, feet or face. I feel swollen in my hands, but they look fine.

Anyhow, I never know when to get really upset. I think I will request to come in again this week for a second urine check...

So there it is. A boring update post.

4 comments:

sacredandscarred said...

The end is nigh!

jenn said...

hmm, still- 2-3 cms & 80% isn't too bad... I bet it's within the week. Definitely by thanksgiving...

sara said...

I like your boring update post and I hope that pesky protein is a distant memory sweetie. Sorry for me being missing in action...I hate making excuses...but life has been crazy! But good crazy, you know? My doctor had me squat when my water was bulging to try to get things to progress and also spreading my legs while standing and sway side to side. But then again - my water never did break until they started pitocin so who am I to talk, LOL! Just thought I'd pass along my useless assvice :-) Then again - I think the roomie has a mind of his own like Brynn did and is probably going to come when he is ready and the kids don't care how ready you and I were for them to come! I hope it's soon sweetie..lots of hugs...

Another Dreamer said...

Not boring :)

I hope things get moving along soon, and so well!