Kim - posted on 03/06/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
My problems started about 31 weeks 3 days. I was admitted to the hospital with kidney stones for the weekend and had a stent put in at 31 weeks 5 days. They kinda noticed that my BP was elevated but chalked it up to me being in pain. At 34 weeks, my doctor put me on restricted activity and took me off my feet. At 35 weeks, I was put on mandatory strict bedrest as my BP was super elevated. She had me come back for NST and BP check 3 days later. DD didn't respond the way they wanted her to on the NST so we had to do a bio-physical. My doctor decided then that our goal was to make it to 37 weeks. At 35 weeks 6 days, 36 weeks 1 day, and 36 weeks 3 days, we went to the hospital-sent twice by doctors and once on our own. At the 36 week 3 day time, we were admitted and I was put on hospital bedrest. My doctor scheduled an inducment for 37 weeks-Dec. 30, 2008. After 5 hours of labor we ended up in the OR for a c-section because my BP bottomed out and DD heartrate kept dropping and was slow coming back up after contractions.
She was 4 lbs 14 oz and 17 inches at birth. At her 2 month appointment, she was 8 lbs 0.7 oz and 20 inches. We got really lucky in that she was never on oxygen, never in the NICU, and now the only complication we have is GERD, which she is taking Zantac for.