I've been "off the grid" for the past month, and I have a really good excuse! Baby Bossy Bud arrived one month early on December 3rd at 7:59 pm.
Let me explain what happened......
I went in for a routine doctor's appointment after work on Monday, December 3rd. I gave my urine sample and waited to be called back to see my OB. I saw the nurse first who weighed me (+ 5 pounds in two weeks) and took my blood pressure. She commented that my blood pressure was a little higher than they liked to see. She said that my doctor was probably going to admit me that afternoon. Wrong thing to say to a pregnant woman who thinks she has 5 more weeks! Mr. Bossy was at work, and I was alone at this appointment. Tears started streaming down my face. I was scared out of my mind.
My OB came in and discussed a few routine things with me. Then she confirmed that she was admitting me to the hospital. I was to drive straight there. She explained that I possibly had pre-eclampsia. She was ordering tests be done when I arrived, and she would come later to make the decision if our bundle was going to be born that night. I left the clinic in tears and phoned Mr. Bossy with shaking hands. He left work immediately to meet me at the hospital. I called my mom next, but couldn't reach her. Dad was next on my list. Once I explained to him what was happening, he said that he would get in touch with my mom.
The nurses at the hospital assigned me my room, and I was instructed to get into a hospital gown. They hooked me up to some machines and began monitoring Baby Bossy's heartbeat. Mr. Bossy and my parents arrived right after me. I was so scared; I couldn't stop shaking. The nurses were fabulous, though. They took great care of me and assured me that everything was going to be fine. Blood was drawn to determine if I did indeed have pre-eclampsia. I was told that we were waiting for one specific test result to decide if Baby Bossy would in fact be a December baby.
My doctor arrived about an hour and half after I did. She walked into my room and explained that she had my test results. I had pre-eclampsia, and Baby Bossy was going to arrive via c-section within the next hour.
To be continued........