Friday, May 22, 2009

A Baby Update.

So.

If I suddenly disappear from the bloggy world, check my Twitter sidebar and see if I've gone into labor.

I went to the doctor yesterday and my blood pressure was all over the place. They took it 3 times and it was very high the first two times and then normal the last time. They want me to come back tomorrow and Tuesday so they can monitor it (they're closed Monday), and then on Wednesday she will "check me" and see if my body is at a place where he could come, and if so - they will induce soon. If my body is not ready, we may do a c-section to get him out sooner - especially if my BP is still high.

I am 37 weeks tomorrow and Levi weighs 8 pounds even. W-o-w. They do not want him getting too big and they don't want my BP getting too high. So, we could have a baby here very very soon, but I should know more definitively on Wednesday what the plan is.

My doctor knows that Husby is a 3rd year Medical Student, so she gave him orders to monitor my BP and to give her a call if he gets concerned. I can not tell you how COMFORTING it is to have Husby around. Knowing that he knows what he is doing, what is happening and that he can check my blood pressure at any time of any day is amazing and gives me such peace of mind. I have my own personal doctor here at home.

I often beg him to break out the kitchen knife and give me a c-section.

He never complies.

Anyway, that is what is new with me and Levi. He's so gifted - he was taking practice breaths on the Ultrasound today....so SWEET. That baby is ready to meet his Momma.

I was told to "take it easy". I guess all the work I've done this week doesn't fall into that category. Hmmm. But I'm so glad it's done!

29 comments:

  1. oh oh oh go see Anna Marie Horner and Sew Liberated They have new baby boy's too

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  2. I am so glad it is getting close for you! I have loved reading your blog since I myself am having a child too! Good luck and I can't wait to see pictures!

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  3. The final stretch! I'm seriously excited for you guys. Enjoy these last few days preparing for your little man!

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  4. I can't wait to see him! Hang in there, not too much longer!

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  5. PLEASE take it easy. Go to the video store and rent LOTS of chick flicks. Have husby wait on you hand & foot {massaging them!} I delivered at 36 weeks. She was only 4lbs!! BP is VERY important to know! I was busy before she was born by MOVING into a new house!! Stay away from closets, pantries and garages! LOL Take care of yourself! God Bless.

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  6. Yay!!! Come on Big Boy! Come on!

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  7. I'm so glad you have D around to monitor things. I'm praying that he will just come on his own. I think he knows his mommy is ready!

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  8. Hey Sweet friend. Please know that I am praying for you! I am sitting here at my desk remembering the first time you ever told me your dream was to be a mom(um we were in high school). If I remember correctly my teenage self laughed at your teenage self(I'm sorry okay). I just didn't have a clue Whitney Dawn! Since then I have had the chance to see where God has brought you. And I am overjoyed for you! Thank you for being my friend. Thank you for being an example of a Godly woman! I love you and cannot wait to see Levi!

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  9. WOW! I can't believe you're already at 37 weeks. I've loved reading your pregnancy posts. They are hilarious. I can't wait to see the first pics of little Levi.

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  10. Praying for you!!!

    We have similar situations going on. :) I'm at 37.2 weeks now and baby boy weighs 8 pounds even! :)

    He has turned into proper position, so I may have to push that big little guy out. You know I was secretly hoping for a c-section. So we'll see how it goes.

    Take it easy and keep that BP low. Sit around and let people wait on you. I start that tomorrow and can't wait!

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  11. I'm thinking about u and praying for you guys!! We r both taking it easy and taking our bps! Luckily u r about to meet your precious Levi;) take it easy :)

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  12. Oh my gosh Whitney...Oh my gosh!!!

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  13. Hi there! Just discovered your blog, and I love it. We have the same "dream job." :)

    Anyway, 8 pounds? "Wow" is right! How exciting that you will meet your little man soon!

    And though I know you have far more important matters to attend to right now, I thought I'd let you know that I left a blog award for you on my site: http://brandiandphil.blogspot.com/2009/05/another-blogtastic-award.html :)

    Take care of yourself & many wishes for an easy delivery!

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  14. He's almost here! I'll be praying for you and little Levi. I can't wait to meet him!

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  15. oh my goodness how exciting! You will see that big boy soon! Think calm and relaxing thoughts and I hope you can get a little bit of rest in before that boy comes! praying for you!

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  16. Oh, wow! It's time, it's time!!! I'm praying for you neatsy!

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  17. Did D tell you what I told him yesterday after receiving this news? My BP was way high, my feet and legs swollen to enormous proportions, and I had cleaned/organized like crazy the week before he was born. It's getting close, girl. Praying for all of you!!!!

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  18. I'm a new reader and I just wanted to say Hi! How exciting you're so close to meeting your precious baby boy!! :)

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  19. If the doctors told you to take it easy, do it. I've had friends who didn't, and their babies came much too early.

    Enjoy the time you have to yourself these last few days.

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  20. how exciting!!! he will be here before you know it! can't wait for the twitter updates :)

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  21. I am so excited. I cannot wait to see your little man. Although, I do not think he is going to be so little. Take it easy. Just rest. Praying for you every day.

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  22. I'm so excited for you! YAY! Now, go take a nap. Seriously.

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  23. Hi Whit,
    I just discovered your blog yesterday and have aldready read back to the first post! That's how much I like it! I thought I'd leave you a comment and say "hi" now since it seems like any day Levi will show up, and then who knows how long it will be until you can get back into a blogging routine. I would also like to say thank you, since you have inspired me to start writing on my blog again. We'll just see how long this round lasts... ;) Oh by the way, I'm pretty sure I have figured out which state you live in using the clues you left in the question and answer post, plus some other clues taken from other posts. I promise I'm not a stalker, lol, it just because a game last night between me and my boyfriend trying to figure it out. I was up till 2am! I won't post what I think it is here, as you seems to want to keep it private for understandable reasons, I just wish I knew if I was right!

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  24. Oh how exciting! Baby Levi is going to be here to soon! Thinking about you and praying for you!

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  25. EEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited for you! It will be here VERY soon!!!!

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  26. Hey Whitney -- Hope you're doing well and enjoying these last few days! We love your nursery. We at the Baby Cove were wondering if we could profile it on www.thebabycove.com -- a few pics and details and then link to you? Please let me know if that would be OK - info@thebabycove.com. Thanks!

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  27. so funny. i love that you organized your pantry. i did that as well. how exciting that he might come soon!! ARE YOU READY?!??!

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  28. It's crazy, but deep breathing helped my blood pressure.

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