Elliott Arcile Reed

Elliott Arcile Reed
6 lbs 8 oz 19 3/4 inches

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Just a Quick Check-Up

Thursday July 31, 2008 ~ 36 weeks 4 days

Last night I was working my 12 hour shift and one of the other nurses was taking blood pressures for a wellness thing, and I asked her to take mine. I was shocked when she told me that it was 145/98! Yikes that is super high, especially for me. By the end of the shift this morning I was feeling pretty exhausted and the swelling in my ankles was overlapping my socks- gross! Anyways I decided that I had better go for a quick check-up to make sure everything was going okay. Dr. Feuerbacher was out of the office so I got a late afternoon appointment with one of his partners.

By the time that I slept a few hours today and went to the appointment I was feeling much better and the swelling was almost gone in my ankles. Everything looked good at the appointment, my blood pressure was 120/82 and I had no protein in my urine which I was a little nervous about. Dr. G. said that I should monitor my blood pressure when I got to work and then a couple times throughout the shift just to see how much it fluctuates and if it stays high and for how long. Luckily I don't work any more 12 hour shifts, I am working 8 hour shifts all next week and am off for the entire week before "the big day".

Still working like crazy trying to get the house finished up before the baby comes, we are planning a big weekend of finishing up a lot of the projects before the people come to refinish all the hardwood floors on Tuesday, it should be a long, hot weekend. I cant believe how much we have already gotten done, but how much there still is to do.

It's so hard to believe that in 2 and a half weeks we will be saying hello to our little lady, seems like we have had forever to prepare yet it has gone by so fast too. Hopefully she will wait as long as possible to make her debut giving her more time to gain weight and strength. Thanks to all who have shown us such amazing support during the last months, it was been overwhelmingly kind. Thanks again! Brian and Cassi