After three days of nasty headaches, debilitating swelling, and decreased fetal movement. My doc met me at L&D for some testing and monitoring.
Short story - everything is fine. I am just older (yeah. All of 33.) this time and my body is not loving this pregnancy gig.
Long Story - We checked in and got on the monitor. The baby had the hiccups and I couldn't feel a thing! The doc is blaming the lovely 7 pounds of water I'm toting around. I had a severe headache that wasn't much abated by tylenol and my BP was a little elevated when I arrived. All things that point towards pre ecclampsia. After four hours, blood work and urinalysis, I was sent home with migraine meds and instructions to take it easier. The doc said that whatever I've been doing is obviously more than my body wants to do. I sort of laughed. I have two kids, a house and a husband to care for. YEAH, RIGHT. I'll try. Honestly, I will.
The coolest part of my trip? They were testing a new maternal/fetal monitor for local news stations. My belly was the only one NOT in actual labor, so they used it for a few news segments. The monitor was REALLY STINKING COOL. It's a wireless unit that monitors mother, baby, contractions, and other things that sounded really cool. NO BELTS. It was comfortable and I could get up and go to the bathroom without having to unplug. They also gave me flowers for my substantial effort to stay in bed and let them photograph my stomach and the nurses using the monitor.
I'm off to take it easy with my four year old in tow. *insert psychotic laughter here*