Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Another Bad Appointment

Yesterday, Noelle's blood pressure was down - not normal, but closer to normal (123/72). Today that was not the case. The first time her blood pressure was taken at the doctor's office it was 160/100...not good. We were going to have to go back to the hospital, but a little later it was down to 150/90. Still not good, but a little better. Noelle apparently does have preeclampsia, but since the baby is so far along, everything should be okay. We just have to deliver fairly soon. If Noelle doesn't go into labor over the weekend, we are heading to the hospital on Monday night and she will be induced. The doctors have to take some special precautions because of the blood pressure - like magnesium sulfate in her IV. The baby is far enough along and definitely big enough, so it's safe to deliver before 40 weeks.

Noelle has been put on bed rest so she will be working from home to finish tying up loose ends this week. Then, she's having a baby! Now we just need a name...

5 comments:

The Gould Family said...

Man, thinking of you guys. This week is going to fly by.

shane said...

Noelle & Rob, I'm thinking about you both.

Penny said...

Noelle... induction is not very enjoyable (it is how I had William) ... but eventually the baby will come and you will forget about all the pain. If it hadn't become so fuzzy (the pain), I would have never had #2! :) So I made it (and I am a wimp), so I know that you will!!

Rob MacGregor said...

Thanks for the thoughts and prayers, friends. We are feeling the love, as well as the anxiety!

The Gould Family said...

None of it will matter when you meet little TBD. BTW, I'm probably going to call this kid TBD, because that's his name in my head. Little TBD MacGregor.