Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Lord Takes Care of Sweet Peas and Babies

We went Monday for an appointment at the hypertension clinic. My blood pressure had increased some - 135/82. The doctor decided to double my current dosage of medication. I was kind of bummed about it, mainly because I don't want it to become a bigger issue as the pregnancy progresses. After we finished at the hypertension clinic, we went over to the lab at the hospital for my one hour glucose tolerance test. I was a little more nervous than I had been throughout my previous preconception and pregnancy tests. I started to get a little dizzy before we went into the lab, and I was afraid I'd have one of my passing out "episodes". Matt pulled up some pictures on his phone and we talked about each one of them until my anxiety had passed...I'm happy that he keeps me so calm.

I had to call one of the nurses today about my test results. She said that my glucose levels were "elevated" and that Dr. Dawley was concerned about gestational diabetes. She said she was mailing me an order for a three hour glucose tolerance test, so it looks like we'll be spending 3 hours on Saturday in the lab. We have another appointment with the doctor on Monday, so I'm sure we'll get the results then. I cried a little after talking to the nurse. It all just kind of worries me. And I guess I kind of had my hopes up because things had been going so smoothly with the pregnancy. I just want us to have a happy, healthy baby girl. Aunt Patty reassured me that it would be okay because the Lord takes care of sweet peas and babies. (Aunt Patty and Uncle Charles have called me "sweet pea" for as long as I can remember).

The good news is that Madison's furniture is assembled and her room is painted. I adore it! It's so bright and just being in there makes me happy!

26 weeks - Why do I look like I'm shrinking as I get bigger??

Daddy Putting Madison's Furniture Together


Aimee said...

i love aunt patty and uncle charles...and well, you too! :)

Autumn said...

Hey Mandi - It's Autumn, Matt's cousin in Texas. I have been silently following your blog, but I just had to write when I saw this post - I have a unique perspective on what you are going through right now.

I had HBP during my pregnancy, and I had to take the three hour glucose test . . . but on week 39, there he was, the sweetest little baby I have ever seen . . . all 8 lbs 12 ounces of him. After having him for a year, I look back and wish I hadn't worried so much, because it took some of my joy away - don't let it do that to you.

I know we don't know each other well, but if you ever want to talk to someone who has gone through some of what you are going through, please email me. Matt has my email address.

Our love from Texas - can't wait to meet that sweet baby girl!


LaurensMom said...

Aww - is that a little butterfly or dragonfly on the baby hamper? The colors are cute! Good luck tomorrow, I'm sure everything will turn out great.