Friday, June 8, 2012

Baby Update!

I sat down to catch up on some blog posts and share some projects we've been doing this past week, but I just can't concentrate on them, so I'll just share what's really on my mind - our baby boy!

Last Sunday, I was mopping the kitchen floor and the room started spinning. Before I knew it, I was on the ground, everything had gone black, and I was more nauseous than I remember being in a long time! Pretty scary since my husband was downstairs giving the older boys showers and I knew he wouldn't hear me. Thankfully, the dizziness and nausea passed enough for me to get to the couch and shortly after I went to bed. The next day I was fine, but we started worrying about my blood pressure. Thanks to a wonderful woman at our church, I began monitoring my blood pressure and two days later, I was in the hospital having tests done...

And, apparently, I find the hospital calming.  That's right; my blood pressure was perfectly fine (after they finished taking my blood).  I felt like an idiot!!  Here I was with my lists of blood pressure readings that were really high, and there in the hospital, I appeared to be the picture of health!  They told me to take my blood pressure machine into my doctor's appointment the next day and have them check it with both, told me to rest, and sent me on my way - how embarrassing!!

The next day, the nurse found my blood pressure high and checked it with my home machine (with similar results).  Now today, I'm back to monitoring, collecting urine samples (yes, I know, way more information than you wanted), and trying to rest.  Tomorrow, it's back to the hospital for more tests, and, if they don't like the results, they may induce...

Have you ever been induced?  I have; it's awful!  So, yes I'm a little nervous - and excited - and just hoping for some answers.

And, in the midst of it all, I know that the most important thing is that this little baby makes it out healthy.  I'm trusting that God already has his birth date in mind and is watching over both of us - keeping us safe and giving us an interesting story to tell him about how he wanted to make a dramatic entrance into this world :)  In a few weeks, things will have settled back down.  Until then, I hope you'll bear with me and understand if I seem a little distracted...

Jeremiah 29:11:  "For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future".

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  1. I'm praying you and baby will be better. I've been induced for each of my children. Yep, not fun. Love the choice of Bible verse--God has plans!

  2. Praying all goes well, and you are right- God already has it under control. Take it easy!