It’s been quite a busy week around here, well at least it feels that way. Wednesday night was our first ante-natal class, but more about that another time. Thursday morning was our OB appointment, another chance to glance at our babies and get the reassurance that all is really still well.
To start off I ended up in a bit of a road rage incident in the parking lot outside the OB, and I said to Chris straight away, well that won’t be good for my blood pressure. Anyway as usual we had over half an hour wait before we actually got in to see the doc. We had the usual brief chat, everything fine? yes! Then he took my blood pressure… not good! I think the first reading was about 146/90 ish. He said no problem let’s do the scan, see the babies and then check the blood pressure again.
Babies getting so big that it is almost impossible to really see anything now. He struggled to get their measurements as their little bodies are so close together, but both are measuring over 1.1kgs, so well ahead still. He also commented on how much fluid they both still have, so that is fabulous. He didn;t check my cervix again, which I was a little surprised at, but he said as it was brilliant last time, not necessary?
Once we knew all was well he took my blood pressure again, this time 150/92. Not good. The doc did not seem at all overly worried, but did sign me off with immediate effect and say, back in two weeks to check. For those that might be inclined to double check my doc, there was NO protein in my urine, everything else is 100% clear and he said that if I was developing pre-eclempsia the babies would be small and ours are in fact the opposite. My normal (pre-pregnancy blood pressure is normally on the lower side (around 115/70), but siince pregnancy has been more around 130/80, which is still fine, until yesterday.
I have had a rough week at work, too much pressure to get things handed over, the silly buggers haven’t actually got the person who is supposed to be covering me to start yet and all in all I am fairly certain that work is exactly what has sent my blood pressure up. I will have a few bits and pieces of work which I will be finishing from home, but keeping it in perspective and when I can be bothered.
I had a very restful day yesterday, a nap before lunch, lots of time with my feet up and yet productive at the same time. I plan everyday to be a little like that, some productivity combined with plenty of rest and relaxation. In addition I am borrowing my SIL’s blood pressure monitor so I can keep an eye on things.
So brilliantly exciting that I can now simply concentrate on brewing these babies and preparing for their arrival. It’s just possible you might hear from me more often as well now that I don’t have work to keep me away.