Monday, August 30, 2010

Life Modifications

I've meant to write this post since Saturday, but I've been having a tough time getting the energy to do it. On Friday, I had a major blood pressure spike that sent me straight over to Labor & Delivery at the hospital. We got there at about 2:30ish in the afternoon - give or take... it might have been earlier, but I think that's about the time they started working on me.

We started off monitoring my blood pressure and the baby's heart beat/contractions. I wasn't sure at the time, because I thought Tyler was just ticked off at the monitor... but those tight feelings I was having were indeed contractions.

As the night wore on, my temperature was up and white blood cell count high... so they did a catheter to check for a bladder infection. (Not a pleasant way the end a week!!) At about midnight - they finally got the word from the doctor that it was okay for me to go home, and that for at least this week - I will be on modified bed rest.

Modified bed rest - as I understand it - means that I can still get up and do a few things, but that for the most part... I am to rest and stay off my feet. I'm hopeful that this will allow me to be able to rest while also getting James' Life Book completed for our next meeting with the adoption agency in a couple of weeks. Crafting fits in with resting, right?

James is still spending the week at the sitter's during the day so that I can rest, and we'll see what the doctor says. I go back tomorrow afternoon to see her, and possibly again later in the week. She mentioned seeing me at least once a week if not twice... so good times!

I've had some minor back pain and maybe one contraction since I've been home... and my blood pressure has inched toward the high side once, but nothing like it was on Friday. I guess that I'll have plenty of time to write on this old blog and hopefully catch up on some of the other blogs out there this week - while I'm trying to find things to entertain myself with... so those of you that have felt neglected because of my lack of reading/commenting... I'm going to give it my best shot to give you some love while I'm off work.

I will post some cute photos of James' adventures lately, and let you know how things are going with the bed rest stuff... and what the doctor is saying my future holds. Until then... I think I'm heading back to bed for a nap.