Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Dang that Blood Pressure

Well, I went to the Dr. today and my blood pressure is a little elevated: 144/86. My Dr. has decided to put me on bedrest for now..... so sad!! I have to do a 24 hour urine collection (gross) and take it easy for the next couple of days and then I go back in to his office Friday morning to recheck things. He thought about admitting me to the hospital to monitor the BP and contractions...... but instead decided to let me go home if I promised to strictly stay on bedrest till I come back Friday! So I will be here on the couch and thankfully not in the hospital!! We are really hoping that the high blood pressure is an isolated event and not the beginnings of pregnancy induced hypertension. He said that this is usually the time it starts, so we have to closely monitor my BP to make sure that it doesn't continue to rise. I am praying and having faith that it will normalize and I will still be able to carry these babies to 38 weeks. Please pray for normal blood pressures and for protections over the babies.... that they will be able to stay in as long as possible!

Also, I'm so bummed that I won't be able to go to my last cake decorating class tonight.... my awesome flowers that I've made over the past few weeks will never get to make their debut on the grand finale cake..... oh well (they weren't that great anyway)!!


  1. oh no! let us know if you need anything. I have confidence that you and the babies will keep doing great!

  2. :( Sorry to hear that you're stuffed away on bed rest. But, a look on the brighter a few months time on the couch will probably be short, so enjoy it while it lasts! Ha!
    I'll definitely be praying for those babies to hang out longer, and for your bp to get back down. Poor girl. Hang in there! It's SOO worth it, really:). Hope you have a great weekend!