Friday, May 16, 2008

36 weeks

I have now reached the point where I am miserable. Only going to the doctor today made me more miserable. My blood pressure was high. My swelling a concern. Talk of induction next Friday and then my OB came in and said that she wasn't as concerned as the nurse was because there is no protein in my urine but if I start getting headaches or see spots call. The remedy -- put my feet up to reduce swelling, all weekend long and have my husband take care of me. This is when panic set in. My temp started this today and though she is smart and capable, I can't throw her into my job without proper training. Next week, I will be sitting behind her, throwing her to the wolves (i.e. my job). I know I shouldn't worry about work and just worry about myself but I like my job and the people I work with so I'm conflicted.

The other thing I'm worried about ... my husband having to take care of me. I take care of myself and the house and my husband and the thought of having my him take care of me is scary. Since coming home from work, he's waited on me hand and foot and it's nice but I feel like I'm being bossy. He says don't worry about it -- he has it under control.

If my swelling gets worse over the weekend, I have to call the doctor on Monday and probably go on bedrest but we'll see. I am thinking positive that I can just make it through next week and this swelling is just normal.

8 comments:

Jen said...

I remember feeling "puffy" and miserable too. Hang in there, you and baby B will be fine. And good for your hubby for taking good care of you. :) Big hugs!

Keely said...

Sending calm vibes your way. Let your husband take care of you! You deserve it and I'm sure he is happy to do it. :) ((hugs))

1girl1boy4me said...

Let Brian take care you the house and YOU! If you need anything, call us :)

Alissa Maxwell said...

BREATHE!! Brian will do a great job taking care of everything. Even if he doesn't do things like you would, it will be fine. Leaving the house be messy and eating take-out for 3 months would not be a big deal. Healthy baby and healthy mom - THAT's the big deal. I totally relate to that panic/worry about work - just wanting to get it to a "right" place before leaving. It will be fine. BREATHE!

Keeneye said...

You think you feel "bossy" now?

:)

Wait 'till lil' BH shows up!

In less than a month, you'll have your son near you at (almost) all times. You'll be hollering for all kinds of things at all hours of the day.

I'm still giddy to finally get to see him. :))))

Connie said...

You are in the home stretch now. Just relax and let hubby get the hang of caregiving - he'll be better prepared when you little guy arrives. Besides, if you worry, it will just increase your blood pressure more, right?

Live on the Fly said...

Hang tough, Shannon! I know it's hard, but Brian will do great. And DO . NOT. worry about work. So what if a few things slip through the cracks, it'll be fine. And they'll be really really glad when you get back, right?

Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

Parenthood for me has been an exercise in humility. It's hard for me to ask for help (or accept it) because it makes me feel weak. But it's OK! It's OK to let people take care of you. In fact Brian probably enjoys it, since it's a way to participate in the birth. He's practicing being a father : )