Thursday, June 2, 2011

18 Wks and Bedrest

We had our official look yesterday and baby Peanut is a boy!!! We were completely thrilled until my doctor started discussing concerns that my blood pressure is high. I had full blown pre-eclampsia with my first son which caused him to be delivered early. I expected this would happen again but to hear that its happening already I was shocked and scared to death.

My blood pressure was 148/96. Normally my blood pressure runs low so the fact that at 18 wks its already this high is very bad. My dr is very concerned and is currently consulting specialists about my condition. I am sitting in bed with my laptop, season 3 of Las Vegas, and my stitching. I can return back to work on Monday pending nothing bad happens this weekend. But when I do I'm on strict orders to stay off my feet as much as possible. I also have to watch my diet and return to the doctor for a re-check in two weeks.

Obviously other than the given risks at stake, I am incredibly upset at this turn of events in my pregnancy as we have recently planned a trip home to GA that is taking place in 2 1/2 weeks. If my condition doesn't change, doctor will not let me travel. :(

Everyone please play that we can continue being pregnant without further complications and that Peanut will keep cooking until his allotted time!

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