Friday, May 31, 2013

Sydney's Big Day!

Baby Sydney made her debut to the world on May 17, 2013! She was 5 lbs 14 oz and 18 inches long. Her birth was far from the way I wanted it to all go, and I think it will take me quite awhile to be okay with how everything went, but the main point is she and I are both healthy and happy. I will write about her birth very soon as it was a memorable and crazy time.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Reason Behind my Quietness

I haven't blogged in quite awhile now because we have had a few scares with this pregnancy.

Basically, I had a pre-term labor scare at 33 weeks which was stopped with lots of medication. I was given steroid shots for baby girl's lungs, and I was hospitalized for a few days due to being diabetic and having an elevated white count. Everything went really well although my sugars are still a bit crazy.

After that I was on a strict bed rest, and then I had a scare of pre-eclampsia. I was hospitalized (again) this past weekend for high blood pressure and labs were drawn. We also did a 24 hour urine collection which came back just fine (thank goodness). The labs however showed that my kidneys are having a hard time with this pregnancy. Both kidney function levels they took are elevated, and they seriously debated about inducing me over this past weekend because of this.

Since the kidney levels stayed stable (after 4 consistent blood draws), they decided to send me home, but they also have decided not to let me carry on past 37 weeks. So, I have a scheduled induction for May 23 which is just two weeks away now.

It's truly hard to believe we are so close to meeting our little girl. I am getting so anxious and excited. I can't wait to analyze every part of her and just cuddle her and not let her go!

Most recent photo. This was 34 weeks. I don't look any bigger this week since I lost 4 pounds from being in the hospital.