Monday, April 1, 2013

Bed rest...

At our 37-week appointment today, the doctor found a little protein in my urine (TMI, I know...).  So because of that, in combination with my out-of-control swelling, she's putting me on bedrest for a few days while we wait on labs to see if I have pre-eclampsia, even though my blood pressure is normal.

I also have to pee in a jug for 24 hours so she can get a more accurate protein reading.  Ick.

Thankfully I'm far enough along that if they had to induce immediately, we're still full-term and she'll be ready for the world, but I'd obviously rather do without the pre-eclampsia. :) 

So, if you guys have a minute, would you mind saying a little prayer for me and our little princess? 

I'll keep you guys updated.  In the meantime, I'm obviously going to need some entertainment.  Any books/movies/TV series I absolutely must try?

17 comments:

Robin said...

I said a prayer for you!

Book recommendations:
~ "The Future of Us" by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
~ "Before I Fall" by Lauren Oliver (I just started reading it but it is good so far.)
~ "Reunion" by Jeff Bennington (this might be in e-book format only)

Leah PS said...

poor thing! now is the time to catch up on seasons 1 - 5 of mad men. new season premieres this sunday!

Jennjilla said...

Bless your heart - but take this time to rest an relax. It's so important! I was on bed rest for 9 weeks, it was loonng. Don't do anything but feet up and let hubby help - super mom need not apply! I loved The Happiness Project and any smut magazine I could get. I'll be praying!

Kaitlyn (Keeping up with Kaitlyn) said...

I'm so sorry :( I'm on a Gossip Girl kick right now! All on netflix!

Jessica K said...

Yuck! Not fun. But take this time to rest and let that princess have a little more beauty sleep! I love Monday Mornings on TNT, one of my new favorite shows! (If you life medical dramas!)

Nichole said...

Praying!

Colleen said...

Sleep sleep and sleep!!! that is if you can! lol. you are in a good place as much as it's no fun! keeping you and your little girl in my prayers!

Lisamarie said...

Oh no! This is not good. Prayers going up right now for you. And please.. as a lawyer to a lawyer, don't read in your off time. Just watch mindless TV! The Voice is a favorite of mine right now. Best of luck, lady!

Kristin said...

Thinking of you! Especially praying that they next few weeks go quickly!

Watch Breaking Bad.

Kristin said...

*the next few weeks



(It's been a long day.)

Laurie @ The Rookie Wife said...

Praying for you! Bed Rest is one of my biggest fears, especially in the last weeks of pregnancy when I feel like my to do list is getting jam packed instead of shrinking =/ Wishing you the best!

Emily said...

Praying for you and your little girl! We had to do the 24hr urine collection twice during my pregnancy, so I know that it is not fun at all! Try and rest at home, lay on your left side as much as possible :) It's good that your BP is good though, that's a positive! Keep us updated!

The Copeland Family said...

Praying for you, Ryan, love you!

ThistleAshD said...

praying for you girlies- either way this turns out will be exciting :)

Angie said...

I completely know where you are! I had to go through that same set of events with my sweet angel. Prop your feet up high to help with the swelling and take it easy. Enjoy watching all the movies/TV and reading that you want while you can! Bed rest helped me get to 39 weeks when my BP spiked and she had to come out. I feel like I know you from your blog and I just think your sweet family is precious! I'll be praying over you and little Grace (and Micah's patience and nerves as well).

Audrey & Randon said...

I will being praying for you two girls! I can't wait to see all the cute pics of her!!!

Adam Smith said...

well i am very sad for you. take your time and will come forward again. you will enoye it.
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