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Monday, November 16, 2009

Ella will be here tomorrow

I've been going twice a week to the doctor. Mondays have been for a biophysical profile ultrsound and check up and Thursdays have been for a non-stress test and BP check.

Ella has looked good on everything, and last Monday, my fluid even went up some. However, my BP continued to rise, although it would go down if I rested. I had to go into labor and delivery one time again to be monitored, but they were able to always get the blood pressure down.

Well, today, I had another biophysical profile. Even though my ticker on this blog says I'm 38 weeks today, my doctor prefers to say I'm 37 and a half weeks due to an early ultrasound I had. She really wanted to try to get me to 38 weeks, but the biophysical profile today showed that my fluid was low again. My blood pressure, although not as high as it has been, was still up.

Dr. McGowen thinks it's medically time. The ultrasound showed that Ella weighed six pounds, 15 ounces, but I don't think she's that big. I think she's probably around six pounds. She doesn't foresee any problems with Ella, but said with her being 37 and a half weeks, she might need a little oxygen to help her breath. I sure hope not.

I go in after Tessa's bedtime tonight and will have medicine inserted vaginally at midnight. Four hours later, they will start the pitocin. I'm not a natural labor type of girl, so I'll be getting my epidural. I am so hoping for a good labor and delivery experience with Ella. I had such a horrible one with Tessa.

Hopefully, my next post will be full of pictures of Ella. I'm so nervous, scared, excited all at the same time.

12 comments:

Meg said...

Congratulations! I'll be thinking great labor thoughts for you tonight and tomorrow!

The Hammonds said...

You don't know me I stumbled along your blog from a friends who had a similar experience but best of luck and prayers for you and baby girl!

Mom to 2 boys +? said...

Good luck!! You and Ella will be in my prayers. I hope that you have a much better labor experience this time around. My kids were all born at 36/37 weeks and had no problems and I am praying the same for you! Can't wait to see pictures of that precious girl!!


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Intzeyiannis Family said...

Good luck!!! I am so excited for you to have your rainbow baby. I know Jenna will be watching over you and her little sister tonight and tomorrow. I am praying for a safe and easy delivery! Hugs!

Mirna said...

You will be in my prayers! The labor will be a good experience and I justr know Ella will be just fine. Good luck and post those pics as soon as you are able! LOL Hugs :)

Beth said...

Good luck!! I will be thinking about you tonight and I can't WAIT to see the pictures tomorrow! Give that little baby lots of kisses from all of us! She is the last rainbow baby from our little group!

Reese said...

Standing by....I hope it goes well!!!!

Sending you great thoughts!

JenJen said...

I gave you good luck shout outs on facebook but wanted to tell you again how excited I am for you!!! I can't wait to see pics of little Ella :)

Its amazing when all of us "met" we were crying tears of sadness but over the last year we have all been blessed to cries tears of joy, too.

Hugs and I'll be thinking of you tonight!!!

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Violet said...

Exciting! I'm sure everything will go smooth. Can't wait to see Ella.

MegS said...

So exciting! Lyle came at 37 wks and Helen at 36 wks- neither needed oxygen. I bet Ella will do great!

Hollie said...

Congrats!!!!! I'm so excited for you, and I can't wait to see pictures of her!