Archives for the month of: April, 2014

2014-04-29

A bit from the husband…

This pregnancy lark has definitely proved harder than expected. When we embarked on IVF 16 months ago, we were rather under the impression that IVF would be the difficult part. I saw pregnancy as an objective rather than the next challenge. Oh how naïve I was! Read the rest of this entry »

2014-04-27

The baby still hasn’t been taken out of me.  Some mornings they talk as if he will be imminently other days they talk about occasions where I will still be pregnant in a few days or weeks.  It is hard to know how to think ahead.  Just got to take it a day at a time.  Somehow I don’t believe anyone will ever make the decision but I suppose it will be done some day.

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2014-04-25

My blood pressure remains too high and is not coming down to a good level even though I’m on loads of drugs. Today I had a lot of protein in my urine. Not a good sign. The preeclampsia is getting worse.

Today’s doctor said he felt I’d be giving birth by c-section this weekend.

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2014-04-24

Some days the doctors are quite positive and think my blood pressure might settle down, but not today’s doctor. She felt I should prepare myself to be in hospital until I give birth, however long that might be. Hopefully weeks – but they don’t really seem to think so. It’ll be a C-section. Soon.

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2014-04-22

The doctors have given me Dexametronone, a nippy wee bugger of an injection in the thigh. But scarier than that. An injection to get the baby’s lungs ready for birth. Because the baby is nowhere near ready enough to be born naturally yet, but the doctors might want to get him out soon. Within the next two weeks.

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2014-04-21

A day in hospital, and basically I am being kept in indefinitely until they can either stabilise my blood pressure (and then maybe send me home for a bit) or deliver me. But a few days in hospital are certain, probably at least a week.

It is very boring and there’s a lot of being poked and prodded at all times of day and night.

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2014-04-20

So I woke up with a weird rash on my arm that was quite dark and wouldn’t go away.

The husband wanted it looked at so he took me along to the hospital where we could see an out of hours GP (it being Easter Sunday).

The husband thought I appeared a little odd, quiet, not totally normal which was another reason he insisted we seek medical advice. I thought I was OK, but he was probably right.

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2014-04-16

All I’ve ever heard from friends who are pregnant is pregnancy is not an illness, and don’t treat them differently because they are pregnant.  Invite them to stuff, expect them to join in.  Expect them to work.  Expect them to exercise.  All I have seen is people achieve this.

I cannot achieve this.  Pregnancy is not an illness.  But I am certainly ill and pregnancy is the direct cause of my illness.

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2014-04-14

Went in to the GP surgery this morning to get my whooping cough vaccine which is recommended to all pregnant women after 28 weeks in order to pass on immunity to protect newborn babies. Having had whooping cough myself twice I was pleased to be vaccinated, it is a nasty illness and would be very dangerous for a baby. It stung a bit, but not too bad.

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2014-04-11

Got to the hospital for monitoring today at 10am (as they told me to) and was seen within half an hour, which is great and much much quicker than usual. However, still ended up being there for five and a half hours. I was bored stupid.

Honestly I lose track, it is so repetitive and they tell me very little. For whatever reason this time they wanted me to wait and see a doctor, and the doctor wanted to run their plan past their superior. It all took ages with a lot of waiting.

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