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Saturday, April 25, 2009

News Flash

So I guess I need to update everyone on the last few days.  We have been busy here at the Dodd home.  
Wednesday was a regular Doctor's appointment for me.  Dr. Li didn't like the amount of weight I had gained in one months time, or the fact that my feet were starting to swell like melons.  He originally had wanted me to get to 36, or even 37 weeks before delivering.  But after this appointment he wasn't sure I was even going to get through the end of April.  That is now the goal.  He wanted me to have my BP checked in two days time and give him a call with the numbers.  Well Myles and I went to Wal-Mart to have a BP check.  I called in the numbers and he didn't like them.  He wanted to see us in the office that afternoon to check them for himself.  So off to Pasadena we went.  When we got there he did a check for himself and he still didn't like the numbers.  So we spent most of the evening at the hospital last night getting monitored.  I don't think the girls like it because they wouldn't stay on for more than a few min.  Lydia wasn't on for more than 6 min. the entire time.  What a pill.  He was satisfied with the BP once I was lying on my left side and not moving around at all.  Enough anyway that he let me go home on strict bed rest.  I will go see him again on Monday morning and we will see what he has to say.  My gestational diabetes is borderline, my protein in the urine is growing worse, the BP problems, a possible UTI, and the swelling all add up to "D day".  It seems that I avoided it for this weekend, but that doesn't mean it will be much longer.  I am 32 weeks and the girls are guessed to be around 4 lbs. each.   I will keep everyone posted on the events of the coming days.  

Second:  My baby shower was on Thursday night and it was a great success.  We had a great turnout and I so enjoyed seeing everyone there.  We got some really cute clothes and some diapers and lot's of little shoes!  Thanks to everyone who came, and especially Angela and Jennifer for pulling it all together!  We loved every min. of it.    

6 comments:

Melissa said...

Good talking today.
I hope things work out for the best.
Whatever that is.

Fun times at the McF home said...

Holy cow...good luck. Hope you have help with Myles. If I were there, I would scoop him up in a heartbeat for you. Keep me posted, and try not to get too bored. I've been on bed rest once before...

angie said...

It was a really great shower! How did your appt go yesterday?

Darci said...

You are going to have your girls before I give birth! Lucky you! I am just now getting the water in my feet and hands. Sounds like maybe next weekend you will be a mother of 3. How crazy and exciting! I'm thinking about you, Brooke, and sending big hugs to you and your family!

Kristin said...

Lydia? Who's Lydia? I thought you weren't telling the names?

Good luck, we're praying that you can go as long as possible. Mom may have to use all her sick time after all...

Angela said...

I love how you talk about the girls. They are lucy to have you as their mom.
Looking forward to hearing from you tommarow.