Wednesday, October 14, 2009

a preggo update.

This past week has been a little strange... I started swelling even more (believe it or not!) and yesterday I woke up and could see my cheeks- that's how swollen my face is! I also gained-get this- FIVE lbs. in one day- OBVIOUSLY this is water weight right??? Especially since I am barely eating now a days, due to lack of room! One of the warning signs Dr. P gave me was to watch for a big jump in weight- I thought 5 lbs. was pretty big, so I called in. Off I waddled for yet ANOTHER impromptu appt. for my swelling. After doing a urine and BP check, I was deemed safe to go home but told to keep a serious eye on my BP. This morning I took it and it was 134/82- WAY higher than normal (my norm is about 106/70) So I called in AGAIN... this time I spoke with the midwife who told me that 134/82 isn't that bad, BUT it does warrant some investigation. I made my 2nd trip to the hospital in 2 days... but this time it was just to pick up a giant, orange biohazard jug. For the next 24 hours I have to collect ALL my pee in this jug... how disgusting is that????????? Then I go back in on Friday for MORE blood work and to turn the jug in. I'm hanging in there, but I won't lie- I'm scared and exhausted and incredibly uncomfortable. Anyways, just thought I'd update...

6 comments:

Jessy Schoch said...

Goodness Ash, I hope you have this baby soon!! Harrison was 4 weeks early and perfectly healthy :) Hang in there, and if there is anything I can do to help you out let me know! Take care, and see you Saturday!!

Angie B said...

i will be praying for you and the babe.

Kase and Jules said...

I am so sorry :( Hang in there, hope things are okay! Please keep updates coming!!

jennifer said...

Praying for you, Ashley!

The Paulk's said...

Sounds like there are a lot of people praying for you and your little guy and you can add me to the list. I'm sure this is a stressful time for you, but God is in control! Don't forget that! Hang in there!

Sarah said...

You know, massage lowers BP and increaces circilation to help swelling....If you need me, let me know. I can do Sat at 6 if you want one...