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She Said Expect Thanksgiving!

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I'm 5 days from my due date, 4 after midnight technically. I felt the baby would come early, probably just worrying things wouldn't be done and there would be a problem, but now I know it's likely to be late. But I am the person who thinks ppl aren't coming if they're not 10 min early. Lol

 

Well Linda, my MW, said today that my stats are as follows: BP 107/72, trace of protein, gained one lb this week (so 12 for the pregnancy), she said it's "all baby" and not a lot of water but didn't seem concerned, STILL measure 34 cm for the 4th week (the 2nd week I was 33 but babe was LOW right then). Still hasn't engaged. At the moment she checked he was back on the left instead of usual right. She said to expect a Thanksgiving Baby. Lol I don't doubt it. I told her I've been psyching myself all along for mid Oct to early Dec, just in case. I think I'll get antsy in a way after next Wed though.....

post #2 of 12

Can I just say I envy your blood pressure???  Wow.  What I'd give to be chillin' with a nice low b.p. like that! 
 

Hang in there, mama!  Thanksgiving is only a few weeks off.... ;-)


Edited by guen - 11/3/12 at 12:40pm
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Mrs Koehn - I envy the time you have left! lol.gif

 

guen - you can have some of my bp! It's usually 80/50. bag.gif My mw/hcp's always take it twice because they can't believe how low it is, they forget and think something is wrong with me or their equipment! ROTFLMAO.gif The downside is that I have very poor circulation because of it. greensad.gif
 

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Mrs Koehn - I envy the time you have left! lol.gif

 

guen - you can have some of my bp! It's usually 80/50. bag.gif My mw/hcp's always take it twice because they can't believe how low it is, they forget and think something is wrong with me or their equipment! ROTFLMAO.gif The downside is that I have very poor circulation because of it. greensad.gif
 

I have the same problem- they're always asking me how I function like that  shrug.gif  

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I'm so jealous!!  My b.p. is hanging out around 180/100. :-(
 

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Don't ask me where the good BP came from. My Dad's side is ALWAYS having bp issues. My 54 yr old aunt just had several mini strokes and has really high bp.... I think their problem is not eating right and stressing all the time. Not to say that's the problem with you ladies! You seem to be a pretty level-headed group. :)

 

We'll see when baby comes. He's rolling around in there pushing his butt and head at the same time plus doing some kind of karate or something in there. Lol

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Don't ask me where the good BP came from. My Dad's side is ALWAYS having bp issues. My 54 yr old aunt just had several mini strokes and has really high bp.... I think their problem is not eating right and stressing all the time. Not to say that's the problem with you ladies! You seem to be a pretty level-headed group. :)

 

I wish my hypertension were life-style related because then I could have some control over it, but unfortunately, it runs in my family. :-/  It was first discovered in me when I was only 4 years old.  I had to start medication by the time I was 20.  So, I'm afraid it's just something I just have to live with.  There is research that consuming a small amount of dark chocolate daily can help lower pressure a bit.  I don't think I'd mind giving that a try! ;-P 

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I wish my hypertension were life-style related because then I could have some control over it, but unfortunately, it runs in my family. :-/  It was first discovered in me when I was only 4 years old.  I had to start medication by the time I was 20.  So, I'm afraid it's just something I just have to live with.  There is research that consuming a small amount of dark chocolate daily can help lower pressure a bit.  I don't think I'd mind giving that a try! ;-P 

Yah, I have naturally low bp, it's hereditary as well.  There are a bunch of natural suggestions, I used to work at a health and vitamin store and forget what they all were.  I suppose you've already looked at them.  I would definitely start with dark chocolate! And up the 'dosage' if you don't notice a difference at first. ;)

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My dad also has scary-low blood pressure and my mom always has scary-high blood pressure, and I thankfully got a good combo of them. Mine's usually around 120/60ish so far, being pregnant. It's been a bit lower in the past. Never much higher.

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Oh I'd totally go for the chocolate. ;)

 

Last night I started having some pretty hard (though all around my torso and no lower) BHx. I noticed I could time them at 6 min apart and lasting 30 sec to a min. As soon as I lay down for the night it was over. Hubby noticed I was having them and was really hoping he'd have an excuse to call in to work. Lol No such luck! Baby's still so high anyway.

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I had a similar experience last night.  The baby dropped over the weekend and by last night (Sunday night), I started feeling really intense pressure down below, though more towards the back and around my tail bone.  Contractions started getting long and intense.  With the baby dropping, the pressure, and the intense contractions, I was starting to wonder if this was. But it was midnight and I was tired.  I didn't see the sense in staying up waiting to see if it would turn into anything or not.  If I was in labour, it's not like I'd sleep through it! ;-)  But the contractions died down once I was laid down. I was glad, since I really wasn't in the mood to go into labour when I'd rather be going to sleep!
 

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I was glad, since I really wasn't in the mood to go into labour when I'd rather be going to sleep!
 

Haha that's so me! It will be better if it's a work day the next day for hubby if I can know I'm in labor overnight instead of calling him home but man, I sure love my sleep and I've just been WIPED by evenings these days. Of course after baby's born, sleep will be a thing of the past I'm sure but I really don't want to be exhausted in labor.

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