I was packing my overnight bags & checking them twice because tomorrow (Christmas Eve) we were being induced at 7am. I was so scared because I was being induced 4 weeks early due to preeclampsia, I knew what to expect but was still scared of everything to come. Yesterday(1 year ago) I went to my dr for a routine weekly check up in which the nurse discovered my blood pressure was a little higher than normal. She asked me if I had any symptoms(headaches, tingling in the legs, seeing spots), wanted me to relax for a few moments, & was to check me again. While we were waiting I had a conversation with my husband about how I had experienced all 3 of those symptoms in the past 2 weeks, after we talked he insisted I tell the doctor and she immediately said: "change of plans, you're going to the hospital".
As I was leaving the office I remember being in tears & feeling like I had done something wrong although I knew in my heart I hadn't. My pregnancy diet mainly consisted of fruit as I couldn't stand the look of meats, I was down 20lbs from pre pregnancy, & I did everything my drs told me to do. I remember my hubby just holding me & saying: "everything will be fine", sometimes he's my *rock*. We got over to Labor & Delivery & we were immediately admitted to the floor & baby & I were put on a monitor. After spending about 6 hours in my room being monitored I was discharged with a 24 hour urine catch, which means every time I pottied, I had to empty it into a jug & put it into our refrigerator(gag!).
The next morning I turned in my specimen at the hospital & hubby & I went home to finally relax. Things were normal this day & hubby left for work, around 4:00 I noticed I had a voicemail from a number that I didn't notice so I listed to the message & it was my dr from a personal number asking if I could call her back as soon as I got the message. I called her back & she immediately answered stating that my specimen showed preeclampsia & that I would be induced at 7:00am the following morning. I left a message for hubby as he works 2nd shift & had only been at work for an hour, then I called my mom, mother in law, etc.
Hubby came home early & was tickled pink that he was finally meeting his boy & raced out to put the car seat in. I didn't sleep much that night & I remember being so cold, happy, excited, scared, nervous, shaky, & crying as I told my parents & pup bye for my last time not as a mom.