Monday, September 22, 2008

Uh oh......

I'm no stranger to pre-eclampsia. I had a moderate case of it with my first DD, but lucked out with my second DD due to a wonderful case of almost pneumonia that knocked my blood pressure right down and kept it there for the remainder of my pregnancy. I'm now 30 weeks along and I was doing great in the blood pressure department (I was running about 120/70 or so), but that suddenly and drastically changed about 2 weeks ago. I am now grounded to - stop me if you've heard this on e before - lying on my left side for most of the day. If I sit up for any length of time, my BP shoots up to about 180/95 give or take a few points and I have trace protein that my ob is worried will get worse quickly if I don't take it easy. Taking it easy is something that does not come naturally for me, so I have been a bit bored. My hubby has promised me that he is getting me a laptop so that I will have something to do while I lay around on my left side for the next hopefully 7 weeks (or, God willing, 8 or 9 weeks) until I can safely deliver. Don't worry - Mom and baby are going to be just fine. I've been down this road before. I just know from my past experience that it is a long and boring trip when you just lay on your left side all day. :)

Anyway, I just wanted to post a little update for everyone. My 15 minutes of non-left side time are up so I must go. My postings may be a bit sporadic until I get that laptop. After that, you'll probably "see" alot of me because I'll have lots of down time to blog!! ;)

7 comments:

Tracy said...

oh kitkat!! Please take very good care of you!! I didn't heed my docs warning with my pregnancy with Alex and my blood pressure was sky high and I was within minutes of a stroke when he was delivered emergency c section.. good that you are well aware of it and can take steps to stop it now.. I was such a defiant fool and thought the doc didn't know what he was talking about.. I know.. not smart!! I'll be praying for you and your family that the coming weeks will pass quickly.
Many Blessings!!

angie said...

You just take care of yourself and that baby girl. Try, as hard as it must be, to enjoy the downtime. You will be plenty busy when the baby arrives. God bless- I'll be praying for you.

Tracy said...

just checking in.. how ya feeling?? Praying for you and your family daily:)

Ellen said...

Yes...take very good care.

a soldiers wife said...

Hi!
Please take care! I've had you in my prayers and will continue to. I know it's hard to lie still all the time..but it'll be so worth it for you and your family :)
(((hugs)))

a soldiers wife said...

just wanted to check in and see how you were?? Praying....

Tracy said...

kitkat.. are you doing o.k.??? I am praying for you and your family and little one.. you are very close to that due date:)