October 7, 2010

39 weeks 5 days!

Well this Saturday I will be 40 weeks pregnant!  I saw the OB this morning, I'm 1cm dilated and 60% effaced (last week I was not dilated at all and 30% effaced).

Unfortunately, my blood pressure was high, 142/84 (it's normally around 105/60-65 even when I'm pregnant).  They had me lay on my side for a bit and then took it again and it was 113/71.  My OB said since it went down with me resting, I could do bedrest at home.  So, I'm on bedrest and I go back Monday.  Dh is taking tonight off work so he can take care of the kids and the house.  Prayers my bp stays down are appreciated, I don't want to have to make the choice to induce (or do a c/s, uggh!)  I'm trying to be optimistic, but I've been laying down for an hour and still having splotchy vision and numbness in my arms and hands.

4 comments:

Amy said...

Prayers for a heathly few more days and a safe delivery! may Mary watch over you and Jesus protect you.
Amy

Elizabeth said...

I am SOOOO excited for you!!!
My family has been praying for you and baby boy since you first blogged about his impending arrival.
More prayers for the blood pressure to resolve...
Pax Christi, E

Katie said...

Thanks so much!

Kristi said...

Praying for a safe and easy delivery.