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January 30th, 2014, 12:35 PM
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So the last couple of days I've had swelling in my legs and feet, then yesterday in my hands. Not terrible, but because I'm higher risk they like me to keep an eye on things. And swelling can be very normal in pregnancy. But yesterday I also had a headache that would go away with Tylenol, but then come back. So I figured I'd go to bed early and hopefully both the swelling and headache would be better. Well I woke up after just a couple of hours (not sure if it was because I had to pee or because LO was rolling like crazy). Still had the headache and swelling and then felt like my blood sugar was low (feeling light headed), tested and my sugar was normal. So I took a couple of Tylenol and had a spoonful of peanut butter (just in case my sugars were dropping) and a little milk. Sat down to see if I felt better and re-read the info they gave me on when to call. After 1/2 an hour I still wasn't feeling to good and decided I'd better call and see if they thought I should go in then, or if it could wait until my doctor's office opened. She looked up my history and went over how I was feeling and thought just to be on the safe side I should come in. So I called DH (he works nights) and told him I was going in and that our DS (he's 21) was home with DD (plus DH would be home in a little over an hour at that point.
Got to L&D, got checked in and hooked up to the monitors. Baby was wiggling so it was hard for her to get the HB monitor on her because she'd move and the nurse would have to move it. BP was a little high 148/97, but not in the range they'd freak out the nurse said. So I also gave a urine sample and blood sample so they could test those (both came back good after an hour). My blood pressure dropped a little, but for the couple hours there it didn't come into the good range, close but not all the way, but it was headed there. And since my lab work came back good the doctor came in did an u/s to check baby and the fluid (both were good) and said I was probably dehydrated (the nurse did have a hard time getting blood from my veins). And then I was discharged.
DH thinks I probably over did it the last couple of days with getting the nursery ready (which wasn't a lot of physical stuff, but I was on my feet more than I have been).
So moral of the story - stay hydrated ladies.
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January 30th, 2014, 01:07 PM
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So glad that everything was ok with you and baby. and yes definitely take it easy and drink lots of water.
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January 30th, 2014, 01:35 PM
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Glad everything was okay. Get lots of rest and water. I have a hard time with that sometimes.
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January 30th, 2014, 01:56 PM
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So glad that everything was okay!
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January 30th, 2014, 02:14 PM
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So happy to hear that everything turned out to be just fine! Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids! Thinking of you!
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January 30th, 2014, 02:29 PM
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Thanks all. Yes today I'm just hanging out (we have no activities) watching some shows with DH while the carpet guy puts the new carpet in DD and baby's rooms. I've been upping my water and have a nice glass of iced tea here with me now. I got some good sleep after getting home last night, slept in this morning, and DH is even making me a fire so I can be cozy on the couch
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January 31st, 2014, 06:48 AM
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You poor thing. You have so much stress, which is probably contributing to things. Try to stay off those feet!
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