Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Just My Luck

So I had my doctor appointment today. I have 30 days left until this little one is due. I got a call last week that my doctor had an emergency and they needed to schedule me with another provider. So I go in to see the midwife today. The nurse started taking my blood pressure and then started asking me if they told me if I knew that my doctor would be out of the office for four weeks. What??? After he said he would make sure he would be around for this delivery this time. (He was out of town when I had Ayla.) I just happened to glance at my blood pressure and noticed it was rather high for me, 133/82. He apparently had a heart attack last year and he had gone into the hospital to have an angioplasty. He would be in the hospital and then recovering for awhile. Just my luck. When the midwife came in she brought the blood pressure machine with her. She said they were going to retake my blood pressure because it just wasn't normal for me. I told her it was probably cuz i was freaking out about the situation the very moment they were taking it. She laughed and said probably so. By the way, my blood pressure is great, 119/72, as expected. So I am kind of just in limbo as far as what will happen. He could possibly be back two weeks before I am due, but definitely the last week I am due. So I guess that is some good news. I went clear to 40 weeks with Ayla so they are pretty sure that I will make it to the end and be able to have my own doctor deliver Lily. It wouldn't be such a big deal, but I do not want another C-section and not every doctor will do a regular delivery after a C-section. Anyway, i was really hoping to get this little girl out at least a week early, but i guess i will have to keep her cooking for longer. Maybe it is a sign that I should change doctors.


Anonymous said...

It will all work out Jenn. Lily will come when she is ready. Can't change that :)
Love ya, Mom