Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Focus on the Positive

Hi All,
How are you today? I'm... well, I'm here.

I woke up with massive swelling, can't get my rings off and I'm afraid they are going to cut off the circulation in my finger!

I also had a really bad headache, so I called the OB and they had me come in for some monitoring to make sure it wasn't pre-eclampsia.  My blood pressure was excellent, and has been this whole pregnancy, so after a few hours of monitoring I was sent home.  Baby Girl is doing well, her heartrate was good and she was moving a lot.  Despite having regular contractions every 5 minutes, they aren't changing my cervix. :-/

I've had that before, regular, time-able contractions... well, Braxton Hicks really.  I can tell they aren't the real deal.  Anyway, after I got home I went to bed and slept for 3 hours straight!  Woke up  just in time to greet Josh and the kiddos.  He brought chinese food for dinner and it stayed down all of 30 minutes before making a violent reappearance.

So now I'm just taking it easy and laying down again.

There's a lot of negatives that I could focus on... all my joints are hurting, even the ones in my feet.  My hips hurt so bad it wakes me up at night.  My back is still out.  My stomach hurts, and even the BH's hurt because they squeeze everything so tight and there isn't any room left in there.  I'm heavy and tired and blah, blah, blah.

But today, I choose to focus on the positive.  I have a healthy baby girl, just waiting to be born.  I have 3 other healthy, happy children.  I have an amazing husband.  I have the world's best friends and family.  Seriously, I do.

And even if I have to wait 3+ weeks to meet this little gal, it'll all be worth it.  All of it. 

I have another appointment on Friday, so I'll be back to fill you in on if anything has changed. :)


  1. I am so glad you got to get some good rest! Hopefully you get a good night's worth in too. And wake up refreshed and headache free! Let me know if you need anything!

  2. Good for you staying positive because honestly what else can you do. Rest, rest and some more rest. Everything will be waiting for you after the baby. I hope she comes sooner rather than later and I am still going to pitch names. Maybe middle names. My cousin just named their girl Harper.