Friday, January 8, 2010

nothing new.

Still waiting. Nothing new to report. Next appointment is Monday with the NP. I may be slightly disappointed if he decides to arrive while my OB is off. But not too disappointed, as I am ready to be done with this pregnancy!

I saw on FB yesterday that a college classmate of mine was hospitalized yesterday with pre-ecclampsia and gestational diabetes. She was due in another month or two. It made me think about how lucky I am to have missed those two issues with this pregnancy. It also made me think about luck, in general. I know I was/am at risk for both pre-ecclampsia and gestational diabetes. I suspect that I was a more likely candidate to actually come down with these conditions. I am overweight, have PCOS, and this is my first pregnancy at 35. How did I manage to avoid bed rest and hospitalization and my healthier, lighter classmate did not? Maybe it had to do with the approaches our OBs took. Maybe it had to do with the fact that I knew a lot about my metabolic issues heading into my pregnancy (thanks, IF!), and my docs were able to take steps to control them. I do not know what made the difference between us. I know that I feel for her and her little ones. I suspect that she is likely scared for herself and the baby. I wish her all the best and I am keeping her in my thoughts. Hoping for a good outcome all around.

As for me, all I know is that at 39 weeks, I know my baby is full term, and both mother and baby are relatively healthy. I think that is something to be thankful for.


Mrs. Higrens said...

That's scary! So glad you have been able to avoid those issues, for whatever reasons (luck or actions taken).

JamieD said...

I can't believe you are so close! Toward the end of my pregnancy, when my OB would go out of town I would have a little talk with Skeeter about hanging in there just few more days.

Saying a prayer for your friend.