Wednesday, March 17, 2010

As most of you know (or don’t know), I have just been “sentenced” to bed rest for the rest of my pregnancy. I am currently 22 weeks/3days. A full term pregnancy goes just around 40 weeks. You do the math. Oh, and did I mention, I’m in the hospital? Yes, my bed rest isn’t at home, but in the hospital. Thankfully, all my nurses have been wonderful and I do have my own room. My doctors are great and one happens to be one of the best in his field. I know I’m in good hands, which makes being an hour from home a little more tolerable.

I haven’t been given a time frame for this stay. I have just been told I need to take it a week at a time. Obviously, the longer I can go the better. I’m trying my best to adjust to the thought of being here for that long, but I’m not quite there yet. It’s hard to understand how all this can happen so fast, which makes this adjustment so hard.

The good news is I’m not yet pre-eclamptic, although I am still at risk, which again, is why I’m here. The bad news is my blood pressure is still fairly high, but I have started bp meds and I feel positive that once they get in my system that my blood pressure will adjust. Also, so far baby Josey is doing good. She is about 5-10 days behind her gestational age; however, that is still within normal ranges. All babies develop differently and it’s entirely possible she’ll catch up, or not, but as long as she stays within the normal range that’s all that matters. I’ve been told I’ll have weekly ultrasounds to monitor her growth.

From here on out we just monitor, monitor, monitor and hope that my labs stay normal or semi-normal and my blood pressure continues to be stable or even go down. Thankfully, I have wireless internet and my lap top. So what better way to get through this then blog? I thought it would be a good way for me to get out what I’m feeling, keep folks updated and keep me sane. I’m thinking I may pick a topic each day to talk about, rant and rave about, laugh about or cry.

Please feel free to comment and share your stories. Welcome to my life. You’ve just been invited inside. LOL

1 comment

  1. Rant and rave, laugh and cry, scream and dream, Kerry... I am here to listen whenever you need.

    You are in my thoughts,