Friday, October 15, 2010

33 weeks

Yesterday was my 33 week appointment.  It started with my twice weekly NST.  Reilly HATES them.  He runs from them.  It is really hard to get him to sit still long enough to register on the machine and to get him to sit there and perform like a circus monkey for 30 minutes.... forget it.  He finally decided he would sit still but WOULD NOT perform.  No fluctuations in his heart rate... nothing.  My favorite nurse in the world came in and offered to buy him a pony for his first birthday if he would cooperate... nothing.  She brought me in a diet dr pepper and told me to chug.  It worked after 15 more minutes, though not like she would have liked.  The little turkey almost got us a trip to the hospital.

My blood pressure was high... 150/99.  I had a small amount of protein in my urine so she is worried that Pre-e is trying to infiltrate my pregnancy.  I get the lovely privilege of doing a 24 hour urine test.  If the protein levels are too high, Mr Reilly will have to come out.  Until then I am on modified bed rest.  I get 2 hours a day to do what I need to do, other than that I am to be laying down or sitting with my feet up.  That is going to make it awfully difficult to get the stuff done that I need done.

Knowing that my pregnancy is almost over is sad.  I tried so long and hard to get here and to think that I may not be able to finish fully makes me feel like I failed.  I can't wait to meet him and I am ready for all the aches and pains of pregnancy to be over with but I hope I can bake the lil guy a few more weeks....


  1. You have not failed at all!! You have done an amazing thing and given this little guy life and a chance. If you can get just one more week in, he's barely even considered premature and most consider him pre-term! That is a HUGE accomplishment!! I bet he's just anxious to get here in time for Boyd's birthday!

  2. yeah, I think he just wants to be a typical little brother and crash B's party lol