Monday, May 2, 2011

Restin' Up

Last Wednesday I went to see my midwife for my regular "how's your pregnancy" going check-up.  To my surprise my "normal" pregnancy had taken a turn for the worse.  My blood pressure had risen quite high, and the swelling (that I had been complaining about for weeks) was an issue.  They whisked me off to the lab for blood work, called the OB that had been overseeing my care, and put me on a strict regimen of bed rest.

Turns out that all of the symptoms that had been making my pregnancy unbearable lately were all due to the fact that I have developed pre-eclampsia.  Now that I have pre-eclampsia, my normal pregnancy has become high risk very quickly.  It was so upsetting how fast everything changed.  When I went into my appointment, I was right on track for having the spontaneous birth, natural delivery that I had planned.  By the time I left, that wasn't looking so likely anymore.  But, it's okay, because at the end, I'll still have the same sweet baby.  So, I'm keeping my chin up :)

With all of my new found time, I've been catching up on reading and watching movies.  I finally got a chance to watch The Young Victoria.  My sister has been raving about that one for at least a year.  I watched it Thursday as part of my royal wedding preparation.  I loved it.  The costumes were beautiful, and I just can't help loving a good story about the British Royalty.

With Hubs help I loaded up my Nook and have been powering my way through the new books he added.  Right now I'm about 3/4 of the way through the first Hunger Games book.  My sister in law recommended that I read those.  I'm really enjoying it so far.

I'm thinking I'm going to try starting another knitting or crochet project too.  Of course, now that I'm simply lying on the couch full time for the next three weeks or so, I'll be better with updating the blog.  Promise ;)

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