Friday, April 17, 2009

An exciting update...


So I had a rough week with the hives and swelling, and was put on steroids and benadryl. I was still so bad Sunday and asked my doctor what I could do. He suggested taking Aveeno baths, and it was a nice temporary relief. Wednesday I took the last steroid pill and still had itching. I went to bed really nauseas and woke up at 2:30am feeling like someone took a hammer to my hands and every knuckle. My knees and ankles were in poor shape, and I had charlie horses in my leg muscles. I called in to Kaiser worried that I was having another reaction, and they said I should be fine until I saw Dr. Gardner at my appointment that day. So Evan came home from school and took me to my appoinment. It turns out that because of everything I have been going through, it is a good idea to get induced, so after getting checked and finding out that I am about 80% effaced and 4 cm dilated, I got the go ahead to get induced. I will go in Saturday morning at 7:30 and get put on petocin to start labor. I am very grateful this pregnancy is coming to an end. It has been pretty rough off and on, and I am looking forward to holding my baby. Let's just hope the snow doesn't make it too difficult to get to the hospital, rumor has it that we could have 1-2 feet snow by Saturday afternoon. Please pray for our safety:)

Thanks for all of your support! We will post pictures as soon as we have them.

CHEERS!
Hilary

9 comments:

Itty_Bitty_Wittes said...

Wa-hoo! I can't wait to see pictures! Good Luck!

MerileeAshton said...

OOH Honey! 4 cm!! You're almost half way there anyway! All they'll have to do is break your water and that'll do it. I'd be surprised if you didn't go into labor earlier. :D

Good luck, be careful driving, looks nasty out there and it probably won't get much better before Saturday and oh...don't forget to breathe!

Ryan and Chrystal said...

Yeah!!!!! I'm so excited for you. All this pain you've been going through will be worth it once you can actually hold her! Good luck!

Jeff & Michelle said...

Oh man, you have been through so much this past while! I'm glad Lucy will be coming soon. It will all be worth it...although you'll be glad it is over!

Angela said...

I'm so excited for you
Hilary! Everything will be so worth it, just you wait and see!

Shenna said...

I'm so glad that you are at the end! Sorry this last little bit has been so horrible for you...I can't imagine what it feels like. Good luck tomorrow!

Amanda said...

Good luck, we'll be praying for you.

MJ said...

Yay!!! Can't wait to meet Lucy!!!

Nolo and Lauren said...

Good luck... I hope you're able to get in today. I saw the reports on how much snow ya'll got. I'm thinking about you and Lucy.