Tuesday, January 26, 2010

House arrest

That is what I am on this week. It kind of sucks.

At my last OB check I had gained 12lbs in the one month since I had been in (it really doesn't feel like it) but I was swollen too, so they think it might be some water weight too. I passed protein (or glucose? don't remember which) in my urine sample; I hate those! and my blood pressure was a little high.

So what do they do? Put me on house arrest...

I am not even allowed to go for a walk!!!!!!

and they really don't want me going out shopping or anything, so Kyle gets to do that when he isn't at work, poor man.

They are basically monitoring me to see if I am heading towards Pre-eclampsia (which is no bueno for me or the baby and I would rather they catch it early, but it is just such a pain!), so I get to take my blood pressure 4 times a day and will go to see the doctor again on Friday to assess where I am at.

I am really hoping and praying that they don't put me on bed rest!! I don't think I could handle 2 months of that! it's hard enough being stuck at home, but being stuck sitting/reclining allllllllllll day long?!?! ugh.

That and I feel like there is just so much to do still before she comes! I just got a bunch of supplies so that I could work on nursery stuff, and now I might not be able to do any of it. I know it doesn't matter if the nursery isn't all together, and baby doesn't care or notice, but I really wanted things together before she came so that I wouldn't have to think about it after... *sigh*

Oh yeah, I also "get" to take another 3 hour glucose test... blech!! The last one they had me do (right after Christmas) had one abnormal reading, so they wanted me to wait a month (because they thought the holidays might have affected it) and then do another one to see how it panned out. That is on Thursday. If there are any abnormal readings on it, then they send me to a gestational diabetes counselor/dietitian to see if I do have GD or if I just need to be monitoring what foods I eat. Pray for normal readings!

Sorry for the grumpy downer of a post. Just wanted to let you all know what was going on..

On a more positive note!

We went to have a very detailed ultrasound to scan for any clefts in Baby Girl since I have a family history; my sister had a cleft lip and I had a cleft lip and palate. Her scans were all clear and she looked very healthy!

Also, I have just started being able to see my belly move when she kicks! Really cool and really creepy all at the same time! I was telling Kyle last night that I feel like an alien is going to pop out of my stomach and grab at us!!!!

So that is what is going on in Haughey Baby land. Updates to follow, hopefully with good news!


Jeannett Gibson said...

So sorry to hear you are showing signs of Pre-E. It's stressful...just do me a favor, k? take it easy, drink LOTS AND LOTS of water (somehow that helps with swelling)...and eat protein, protein, protein. Brenda started worrying about Pre-E with me at about 24 weeks...I did what she said, and Hen stayed put until 36 weeks (still preemie, but not by much). Hang in there.

Priscilla said...

praying for all good news, sweetie! Oh, and I remember Jeannett saying something about Epson Salts baths!!

Jacquelyn said...

so so so sorry! I hope you have a long list of books that you have been waiting to read - since you won't get to read anything after the baby comes for a while. Maybe it will just be a false alarm? I'll be praying!!

Mama Mote said...

Will be praying for you, Carrie. And no, there is no alien in there...just a cute little girl we are all waiting to meet. Hoping it's good news. I'm sure you have lots of people who would be glad to help with preps for the room, too. love and hugs

Kristen Borland said...

you'll make it! i did two loooong months of strict bedrest (no siting up!). it's awful!! but, it does end eventually, and it's SOOOO worth it!! i will pray!

NerdMom said...

I am praying for you! Try and enjoy this time because it at least you are alone (I have done bed rest with a toddler and then again with 3 kids). It is a great time to craft and scrapbook! I agree with the drink lots of water but add a glass of grapefruit juice a day. It helps with the water retention and swelling!