Wednesday, April 22, 2009

More Monitoring

So here's what happened with my last visit to the doctor on monday. My appointment was as early as 8:45 a.m. so we were there a lilttle bit earlier than that because it is crazy to find a parking spot. But we got lucky this time cuz we didn't drive round and round the parking space just to look for a spot, We got one right away when one car got off.

So when we got up to our destination, submitted my 24 hrs. urine collection for lab test and they let us in right away. The nurse checked my weight, i'm now weighing 137lbs. then put us in a checking room and she took my blood pressure and it was normal. The medicine they gave me is really a big help in stabilizing my blood pressure. So we thought we won't be spending much time in the clinic but the doctor wants to put me into monitoring again and more blood test. So i got poke again! Yes, i am already immune to needles. Well that's life!

So they monitored my baby's heart rate and my contractions. They said it will only take about 20-30 minutes but since they can't get the acceleration they wanted from my baby's heart rate they prolonged the time. Maybe i was on a monitor for almost an hour then the doctor decided to send me to the labor and delivery. For more monitoring. I'm not giving birth yet! lol! So at the L&D they observed my baby's heart rate. It was normal but they wanted to see some acceleration. Her heart rate base was 145 and they want to see it go up like 150-155 and so on... At that time she was maybe sleeping cuz i know when my baby is active, mornings she's usually sleeping and she is hyper in the afternoon til night and early morning.

They also did an ultrasound for fluid, her reflexes and movement check. Everything was normal and she is perfectly healthy. We were so happy to see our little one again. So we spend 5 hrs in the hospital last monday. We were not expecting that so we were so hungry when we got out. They only gave me some juices and water to take just to awaken my baby a little bit. Good thing she cooperated after a while. She gave them what they wanted. When we got off the hospital my husband and i stop somewhere nearby to eat.

On thursday we will be going back again. Starting this week my doctors visit is already twice a week for a Non-Stress test. Just for monitoring. And the nurese-midwife told us that our baby might come out earlier than the due date. They are still observing if a pre-eclampsia is developing that is why i am going through all these test. I hope and pray that everything is normal.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

I Was Left...

in the hospital yesterday after the nurse checked my blood pressure. The doctor talked to me and my hsuband and explained that they need to keep me in the hospital for 24 hours for close monitoring of my blood pressure because it was way elevated. We were not so expecting it! We were not ready. We were just suppose to drop off my 24 hour urine collection and have them check my BP. But because it was way too high the doctors were scared that a preeclampsia might be developing. They also did another lab test of my urine and blood and all the results were normal. What's is so surprising is that i am not feeling any symptoms of it. I remember when i felt my BP went up for the first time it was like 130/90 and i felt sick already. But yesterday it was higher than that. The systolic were ranging from 138-140's and the diastolic were from 98-102. Can you imagine that? and i wasn't feeling anything at all! Everytime they check it was always like that. I don't understand why? It was so weird. Even them find it weird cuz i look perfectly healthy and not showing any signs of it. I wasn't feeling any abdominal pain which is one of the major signs of preeclampsia.

So they put me in a room, monitored my baby's heartbeat and movements. Had ultrasound to measure her and how she is growing and everything looked perfectly fine. She was so active and moving tons. They take my blood pressure from time to time. Draw blood and i wasn't happy with my experience with that. The nurses hands were so heavy. I was poke four times in different spots. And it hurts like hell! I didn't sleep good the whole night because the bed was so stiff and the pillows were uncomfortable. And they keep on waking me up to check my vital signs every four hours. Good thing after they gave me some pills for my BP it went down and gone back to normal. The whole night it was stable. So morning came, the resident doctor came to my room and told me that all my test were normal, my baby is healhty so they can send me home. Whoa! What a relief! Thank God i can go home and get snooze in our soft and comfortable bed. I was like floating when i woke up this morning cuz i barely sleep last night in the hospital. So they fixed evrything, gave me my pescription and i need to collect a 24 hour urine again starting sunday and will be back in the hossy on monday to drop it off and another blood pressure check.

When we got home I called my parents in law cuz they were so worried about me. After that i freshen up and hubby made something for me to eat. then i crawl up in bed and take time to sleep. My neck was so sore from thed pillow in the hospital and until now after many hours of sleep i can still feel it. I still feel like sh*t! I hope i will feel a lot better tomorrow.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Trophy Blogger Award

I received this award from Grace. Thank you for sharing this to me. It's so nice of you to remember me.

I am passing this to all bloggers and the people in my blogroll who wants to grab it. Treat yourself with a little award, you all deserve this too!

Bed Wanted

Our apartment has two bedrooms but one bedroom doesn't have a bed. We didn't bother to buy one more bed because we thought that we will use the spare bedroom as a nursery for our baby. But my husband and i changed our mind and decided that the we will put the baby's crib in our bedroom just beside our bed so we can monitor her from time to time and it is easier to check on her. Since the other bedroom is empty we are thinking of buying a new bed so my parents in law have somewhere to sleep when they come down visit and spend some time with us when our baby is born. I found this rustic furniture online with a very nice set of bed. I like its very simple design. I find it cute. This bed will look good in our spare bedroom and i'm sure my parents in law will like it too.

Friday, April 10, 2009

32 Weeks Update

Yaay! few more weeks to go!! So yesterday i had my doctors visit. I told the nurse that my blood pressure went up last monday night. I had a headache and i felt like puking and a little bit dizzy. I knew right away that my BP is high when i feel those symptoms. Although it doesn't happen very often it was the feeling i had the first time my BP went up some years ago. So the nurse took my BP (as usual) and told me that my my BP is still high and even higher than last tuesday when my hygienist (we went to the dentist tuesday morning) took my BP. I had to give them a urine sample for them to test and they also draw blood for additional test just incase i have the symptoms of pre-elampsia. But thank God all the test result were normal. I am not at risk of pre-eclampsia. So now i am really very cautious of what i eat. As much as possible i am avoiding foods with too much salt. I always read the labels before i eat a certain food. I was thinking that maybe the "dilis" dried anchovy i had last monday night triggered my BP to go up. I am almost at the finish line of pregnancy so i have to be very careful with what i eat and everything cuz i don't wanna have any complications and problems with my labor and delivery. I am not looking forward to that c-section process. I wanna deliver my baby naturally and normal. So on tuesday neext week i willgo back to clinic again for a nurse visit. They will take my BP again to see if it goes back to normal. Which i am hoping it would.

SpitzTunes -- Concert Mania!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Smart Blogger Award

Another tag from Dyanis and Grace, thanks so much although i dont deserve to be called a smart blogger cuz i know i am not. hehe! I appreciate it so much though!

The rules:

1. Link the one who gave this award and let them know you posted it.

2. Pass this to as many Smart Bloggers as you can think and make sure to write something about them, like what makes you think they are Smart.

3. Let them know they have an award.

I am sharing this to some smart bloggers that i know who really are smart, they really make efforts to update their blogs as often as they could... Nancy, Mel, Eva, and Cecille

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Captured Tag

I got tagged by Grace, thanks for sharing this to me.

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" A good Snapshot stops a moment from running away."

When you photograph people in color you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in B&W, you photograph their souls!

~Ted Grant

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Here is the rule in doing the Tag:

Copy the quotes above from start copy to end Copy. Replace the Photograph with your own or your loves ones' Black and White captured moments that you want to cherish for the rest of your life.

The above picture was taken obviously while i am pregnant, the photographer was no other than my beloved better half. This is everyones fave so far.

I'm tagging Nancy, Sheng, Honey, Eva, and everyone else who wants to grab it!