Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Pregnancy Update -- 36 Weeks

I'm just going to hurry and post a quick update.  I went to the doctor yesterday and my blood pressure is still elevated.  I also got the results of my 24-hour urine protein test.  They were not good.  Essentially I have pre-eclampsia so the doctor wants this baby out.  Soon.  She wants me to try and get to 37 weeks, which I think is totally possible.  It's just one more week.  So far all of my symptoms of pre-eclampsia have been manageable so I'm hopeful we'll make it until May 22nd.  My doctor scheduled my c-section while I was sitting in her office.  I was freaking out!  I think I was just in complete shock.  It has finally set in that this is our last week with just little Scarlie.  In a way it makes me really sad, but we are so excited to meet this new little guy and see what he looks like!  I can't believe he'll be here so soon! 

Now, let the games begin!  I want to hear your predictions on weight and length.  I will send a prize to whoever is closest!


The Painters said...

You can't make us guess and not give us a belly pic!! :) Haha! I'm going with 5lbs 10oz 18 in long! Good luck with everything! I'm so excited for you to welcome this sweet miracle into your family!

cowbell kelly said...

I know what you mean when you say it makes you sad that it's your last week with just Scarlet:) I hope everything goes well!!!

51bs 6 ounces
18 Inches

Carrie said...

Can't wait to see pics of your little guy. Hope you feel okay this last week....and take it easy.

6 pounds 3 ounces
19 inches

Diana said...

I know exactly what you mean about the last week with Scarlet. Before I had Samantha, I had several (hear: SEVERAL) breakdowns that I could never divide my heart between two kids and how would I love this new baby when I love Alexandra so much?! How much love does one person have?! But I, like always, am ignorant to real life. I love both my girls equally and I love different things about them. WHEW. ;)

Okay... My guess is 5 lbs 12 oz and 18.5 inches long.

From my past experience, I'm always right. Except, you know, when I'm wrong.


Melissa said...

Wow! It's been so fun to follow your pregnancy with these posts and I can't believe how fast it went (for me anyway). It is so exciting that you will be welcoming this sweet angel into your family next week! Congrats! Tomorrow will be two weeks since our little man, Liam, was born and it has been so crazy, exciting, exhausting, and so much fun, all at the same time! It has been too long since we've had a baby in our home and I had forgotten what it was like. But we are so enjoying seeing our girls with him and I know you will feel the same about Scarlet with this little guy. I am terrible about predictions, but I will try. I say 5 lbs 3 oz and 18 inches long. Congrats again! ~Melissa

Jacob, Amber, and Baby Kyla said...

AHHH! I can't believe he is coming that soon! Oh my I'm so excited for you! It is going to be such a precious moment for you, and so different than the first two moments! I just can't wait!!! I say 5 lbs 8 oz and 19 inches long. He is going to be tall like his daddy, and petite like his momma! Love you guys!!!

Molly said...

I can't believe he'll be here next week!! That is so exciting!! Good luck with everything!! I'm going to guess 6lbs 9oz 18in long. Let me know if you need anything. I know we're in different states but I can send you something!

Ashley said...

Been thinking about you today Ash. Can't wait to meet the little man! Wishing you all the best this tues!
I'm guessing 6 lbs 18 in.

Dari Perry said...

I say 6 lbs 5 oz and 18 1/2 inches. :)