So my appointment on Monday at 37wk showed that I didn't progress much from the previous week. I'm at 0 station and about 1/2-1cm dilated, the OB kind of gave me that. My BP was higher than normal for me but the nurse just brushed it off. So yesterday at about 4pm I started having contractions, like the braxton hicks but this time accompanied with some cramping. Only problem was they came every 4-6 minutes. I monitored up until 8pm, same thing for 4 hours straight. So I decided to go into triage, to get checked. No change from Monday, was having some "minor" contractions but they basically told me not to come back unless they are bad enough that I can't walk/talk while having one. Okay, got it. However, while they were monitoring me my BP was pretty high, highest they got was 142/95. Not good. So they did bloodwork, that came back normal. So they released me but made me do a 24hr urine collection, which I'll finish tomorrow morning. If the results are bad, then I could be induced early. Today I've been on self-imposed bedrest. My last day at the lab was yesterday before the contractions started, so I'm glad I made that decision.
As far as the house, we just got through all the inspections. Unfortunately we didn't pass our WDO and there's stuff that was found on the home inspection, but I should have been prepared for it. Hopefully some things well be able to fix ourselves and the others well just have to pay to get done. I don't think I realized that we would have to basically PAY to sell our home, but in this economy that's the norm I guess. We are basically, once all is said and done, starting out completely broke in ATL. We're going to have to rely on our parents because in all honesty with the repairs and closing costs totalling close to $15000 (this includes what we still owe on our mortgage), we will basically have nothing left. I'm scared beyond measure. I'm upset that we weren't able to get more for our home, but I understand that we are beyond lucky to even be under contract right now. I know that we'll make it somehow. No matter what I will provide for this child and Rob will too. It's going to be a new chapter in our lives and I guess starting out completely "fresh" in a way, will force us to make alot of changes. We certainly won't be buying a home anytime soon. Like probably not for another 5 years or more, it's just not worth it right now. We should be finished paying off our IVF loans and car loan within 4 years, and I think once that happens it will certainly be alot better than it is. Plus since I'll be making almost double what I made as a grad student, at least we'll be pulling in more that we ever have with 2 salaries.
I'm just taking it one day at a time and praying along the way. I know things will be okay, but it still doesn't mean I haven't lost sleep or cried about everything that has been going on. It's just alot to take in all at once right now.
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