Hello to all! What a busy night we have had here at the McCash house.
I had my 36 week Dr. appointment today after school. I have been on light duty at work all week and it has really gone fine. The school nurse checks my blood pressure twice a day, and for the most part, it has been really low. My swelling is pretty much nonexistent as well. I was happy about this and looking forward to hearing from my doctor today.
At my appointment, my blood pressure was great, swelling minimal, and my protein was just a trace amount. I was so excited to hear this because I knew it would free me to keep working for a few more weeks without the threat of the pre-eclampsia causing an early C-section, or something along those lines.
Well, imagine my surprise when I get checked for the first time at just 36 weeks and 1 day. I am 75% effaced and dilated to a 3.5. Yikes!! I am still measuring at 40 weeks and I have "dropped." I couldn't tell that I had because I am still getting kicked in the ribs. The Dr. told me that he is very low- he touched Harbor's head while he was checking me- and his feet are still in my rib cage. I think I am growing a lil' thanksgiving turkey. : ) He sure looks to be a hefty lil' Halloween pumpkin.
The Dr. told me that I could risk working another week, but his advice was to stay home. He doesn't think I will last much longer. I am clueless about all of this, don't you know?! I know the waiting game could take me into another week or two, but at 3.5 cmm and still having some regular contractions here and there, he doesn't think it will be long.
So anyway.. a shock at 36 weeks. Keep our family in your prayers. We want a healthy, happy Harbor. : )
I have been in my classroom the last two hours finalizing everything for my long term sub. I am so sad about leaving work. I love my job. I love to work outside of the house and dress up and be a part of a team. It will be hard for me, but I know I will love Harbor more. I will still miss my kids and the challenges of teaching. I am struggling with leaving it in someone else's hands, but I know Harbor will complete that hole in my heart and make me forget all of it. I'm hopeful for that! God knows I need His strength and I pray for it daily.
I still have a ton to post- my McCash family baby shower from last weekend, a few fun gifts from friends- including my necklace that arrived from Leigh and some adorable burp cloths from a bloggy gal pal, Rachel. Also, a sweet silky from Catherine, as well as pictures of Brandy and in the hospital after having Hayden. Heavens! I am getting behind. I will try to post those in the next day or two.
I have not even packed my hospital bag yet, so I need to do some things around here first. : )