I had a regularly scheduled prenatal appointment yesterday. My blood pressure was up a bit and there was a trace of protein in my urine. They immediately started the screening process for preeclampsia. After 30 minutes on the fetal monitor, I was sent to the lab for blood work (at which point my brain caught up with what was happening and I had the start of an emotional meltdown in front of the poor lab technician).
I went back to work and was luckily alone in the office where I proceeded to have a full blown emotional meltdown (I haven't had one in 36 weeks - I think I was entitled. haha). My poor Mom called in the middle of it, not having seen my email update on my doc's appointment yet. Oops. I think I scared her. I went forward in my day with the intent of tying up any and all loose ends I had just in case.
To be honest, preeclampsia isn't really all that scary at 36 weeks pregnant. New Bean really only needs 1 more full week of baking to be considered full term. So the emotional meltdown was obviously unnecessary. I guess hormones got the best of my brain.
My blood work came back fine. I'm still going to be monitored a little more closely (twice a week instead of once a week) just to be safe.
My ever loving husband, however, has decided to put me on modified "bed rest." He's taken away all of the power tools. I'm only "allowed" to care for Monkey, cook and do some light cleaning. No more projects, no more "heavy" lifting (not even laundry baskets) and no more playing in my flowers. Now, I know I could work on things while he's gone all day, but that would just result in a fight at night and THAT I do not have the energy for. So I'll comply with his wishes... sort of. (A sewing machine is neither a power tool OR requires my being on my feet, correct? hehe).
So I'll probably be getting around to sharing some of the projects I've finished now that I have the time to take and upload pictures of them.
And now I have belly comparisons for you.
First up - 36 weeks pregnant for Monkey (2007):
Second - 36 weeks pregnant for New Bean (last night):
Perfect timing. Monkey just came stumbling out of bed.
Have a good day!