Hi everyone and happy Monday!!
Today is going to be a short post- but I wanted to give you a baby update.
Here I am at 34 weeks
I am really sticking out there! I had a good week last week, got some crafting in and some shopping in. Here’s a onesie I made- I know… I can’t stop!
Sooo… Good week but then, on Wednesday I started having a lot of contractions, not let’s have a baby contractions, but contractions that lasted all night and into Thursday afternoon.
So, I called my dr. to see what he had to say and he thought I should go to the hospital to gets monitored. So I took the kids and met Mr. Pink there, thinking it would be a quick check. Nope.
They ran tests, listened to baby- and kept track of my contractions. When the contractions continued, they gave me a shot to stop them. However, it didn’t do any good because the contractions seemed to get closer and more intense.
Then the nurse came to say that the contractions weren’t as worrisome as a couple other tests they ran. I was showing signs of preeclampsia and also had low platelets. I had no swelling and I’ve always had stellar blood pressure, so this threw me for a loop. Them too, I guess. So, they started me on a 24 hour urine analysis- which means I wasn’t leaving til at least 9 on Friday. 🙁
The whole family stayed at the hospital and family came into town on Friday which turned out to be a huge help!
Turns out I did not give them the results they were hoping for and they wanted another 24 hour test to be run- but, I was dying to get out of there. They let me go home and do the second 24 hour collection at home. I take it in today and then wait to hear from the doctor.
Meanwhile the dr. has put me on modified bed rest, which is not as easy or fun as it sounds. I am a mover and a shaker- and it’s hard to sit or lay still. However, the nurse warned me that if I didn’t- I would have to rest at the hospital so I am trying to be a perfect patient.
It’s been quite the last few days- and I am still trying to figure out how to get some crafting projects done while on bed rest, but I’m not sure it’s gonna happen. :/
Hope you all are doing well and I will be sure to keep you updated!