Monday, October 29, 2007

Bedrest at 37 weeks



During my weekly prenatal visits in the last month of my pregnancy my blood pressure has been consistently high, high enough for her to put me on bedrest as of last Friday. I was already restricted to work part time a couple of weeks ago to avoid any preterm labor.

On Friday morning I took my blood pressure when I woke and it was too high. I called my Ob/Gyn nurse and she told me to come in to see the doctor. Chad and I brought our overnight bags, including the Dude's diaper bag incase we were going to have the baby.

When we arrived to the doctor's office my blood pressure was still high. She checked my cervix and told us I have dilated 1.5 cm. She decided to admit me to the hospital's "Testing-Room" to run blood work and be monitored by a nurse, similar to the time I was admitted to the labor & delivery at 27 weeks, but this area is catered to less severe pregnancy issues. The attending nurse we were given was so sweet and motherly, possibly a bit too motherly. She gave us great pediatrician advice, but she wasn't too happy that I had several tattoos. In the end, she wished us good luck and would try to visit us when the Dude is born.

All of my blood work came back negative and blood pressure finally was at a normal rate. However, I did have two contractions, but were very far apart to not worry. My Ob/Gyn came to visit me (at the end of the day) and that is when she told me to not go back to work and stay on bedrest until my due date, Nov. 1st. I have to admit I was so nervous and scared being at the hospital waiting for answers. But I am okay now enjoying the bedrest at home all weekend and the rest of this week.

I did rent some movies last night... Alpha Dog, Transformers, & 1408.

We are ready!


The Dude's room
Originally uploaded by solcookie.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

A mini reunion....


Laura's graduation day at Mac Arthur High 1988
Originally uploaded by solcookie.

My dear friend from high school, Laura and her family were in town from Florida. They were able to join us for Chad's birthday dinner. Laura's husband, Conrad is in the miltary so we don't see them very often and when we do, it is always a fun filled visit with memories we share from the past and present. Its as if we start our friendship right where we left it. Chad and I were thrilled they were able to meet the wonderful circle of friends we have in our lives now... Good times.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Happy Birthday Babe!



Today is Chad's 35th birthday.

Saturday we began celebrating his birthday with friends at Maria Selma & Hans Bier Haus bar. Sunday we worked on the baby's room - setting up the bassinet, that belonged to Chad when he was a baby. Today we both got to see the Dude by ultrasound, most likely our last scheduled one until he is born.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Trick or Treat

A TREAT!

9 months pregnant on Halloween...

On my favorite holiday of the year I will be ready to have a baby. Yep, my due date is November 1st.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"

I come home one day to see this on my TiVo list.
Dude, it is crazy funny.
Ryan let us borrow the 1st/2nd DVD season.
As soon as I have some free solcookie-TV time
before the Dude is born I plan to watch all episodes!
Check your FX channel for local listings... Seriously!