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post #21 of 34
I'm sorry I keep going on and on about it all, I'm just frustrated and I'm sure my DH is sick of listening, so you get to be my sounding board
My BP is indeed creeping up. It's not at all "high" yet, but it's creeping, and that is making me upset. This morning it was 121/77, and that's the second reading, the first is always higher, it was in the 130/85 range. My usual is 115/69. Why does this always happen to me!?! I'm a little overweight but I try to be healthy and all that good stuff....

GoBec, I get what you're saying. early rupture IS what I'm worried about. I need to talk to my MW about her time frame with ROM and potential transferring. I think I might have her check my cervix at 37 and see what's going on, normally I wouldn't do checks at all but if I know I'm already dilating I think I'll feel better saying no to a sweep, knowing that my body is making progress and if we need to give gentle pushes towards later in the next week or two we aren't totally screwed with a high/tight cervix.....I don't know, I feel lost over the whole thing. It makes me want to just go hide under a rock somewhere and pretend I don't have any problems in life
post #22 of 34
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Originally Posted by *mama moose* View Post
My BP is indeed creeping up. It's not at all "high" yet, but it's creeping, and that is making me upset. This morning it was 121/77, and that's the second reading, the first is always higher, it was in the 130/85 range. My usual is 115/69. Why does this always happen to me!?!
Well, I almost ended up with a baby Wednesday night.. same kind of deal.. I have a cold. A COLD. I was coughing pretty hard on Wednesday, which led to me throwing up a lot.. I wasn't nauseas, just coughing too hard. So I went in to the hospital.. they told me that I was dehydrated and that it was causing contractions (which I didn't feel at all) and that my heartrate was "racing".. I stayed there and used up two bags of IV fluid, which slowed the contractions and my heart rate enough that they eventually released me..

so it is not just you. I have never had this problem before.
post #23 of 34
*mama moose* have you tried warm baths? I know that they use to tell pregnant mamas not watch the salt but salt helps too. I always salt to taste. I'm sure you already know this stuff. Try not to worry too much.

I have been cleaning all morning but it looks like it did before. lol My three kiddos can sure mess it up quick! ahhhhh I think I am going to have dh take them to the park sometime this week so I can bust out the whole house!! I seem to get more BX when cleaning I have to remind myself to take it slow. lol I just want to have a clean house to birth in.

My neighbors are throwing a shower for me this Sunday, they are so sweet. I got most of my seeds in the garden this week now just got to keep those pesky birds from stealing them. lol

Oh Happy birthday to the mamas that I missed this week.
post #24 of 34
My friend offered for me to come use her spa today, I know "they say" no hot tubs in pregnancy but it's almost the exact same tub as my birth pool, it's like the "spa in a box" type....so isn't that ok?? Do you think it will be ok as long as I don't let myself get too hot?? What's the deal on that...?
post #25 of 34
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Do you think it will be ok as long as I don't let myself get too hot?? What's the deal on that...?
Depends on the temperature and the length of time you stay in it.
post #26 of 34
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My friend offered for me to come use her spa today, I know "they say" no hot tubs in pregnancy but it's almost the exact same tub as my birth pool, it's like the "spa in a box" type....so isn't that ok?? Do you think it will be ok as long as I don't let myself get too hot?? What's the deal on that...?
I use them while pregnant. But i never stay in long, mostly use the jets for relief of back pain and some soaking time. But my mw's have always cleared it as long as its not hotter than my normal showers. And i tend to like my showers HOT. I've taken super hot showers and baths with all of my pregnancies. When i gave birth to dd i remember stepping into the tub before they had checked the temp and it was 101 and they freaked out. But as soon as they started cooling it i got out because i hate less then hot baths/tubs lol!

But i dont have blood pressure issues. Could the hot water aggravate your blood pressure???
post #27 of 34
I went in, she set it down to 98 for me, which is what my birth tub is set to. I was still too hot after a little while and got out though I'm going to need a fan or something on me in the birth tub!! It felt really nice to be able to move around in there without the SPD pain killing me though, water therapy really helps apparently!
And then we watched a "chick flick" while the kiddos played in the playroom, so it was almost kid free time, and it was really really really nice.....
And then I came home and my 4 yo had a meltdown and I went back into my funk mood and made a box of macaroni and cheese and ate it all I have a really big problem with that! I used to have eating disorders so when I'm depressed I tend to either avoid eating, and/or binge eat.


Anyways, Neldabean, what are you planting in your garden?
I tend to kill things grown from seeds, so I buy plants! I hope the birdies stay away for you!
post #28 of 34
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and now i have a cold. i kind of hate everything. body aches, sinus pressure, sore throat. i think ds has it too, and the LAST thing i feel like doing is marathon nursing sessions.
post #29 of 34
oh no!!! Feel better soon Burnindinner!!
post #30 of 34
*mama moose* I planted lots of greens mizuna, lettuce, arugula, chard, and spinach, carrots, beets, radish, green and purple bush beans, and peas. I am waiting until the 1st to put in cucumbers, squash, melons and things like that. We are hoping to get the tomatoes in soon too. I also hope the hood strawberries are ready before baby is born so I can put up a bunch of jam. I am going to teach dh how to can.
Did the water help any? It's nice that you got to move around in the water!

Burnindinner I hope your cold is a shot one.
post #31 of 34
Thread Starter 
what is mizuna? And what is your plan to keep up your garden during the next couple of months? That is the biggest thing holding me back from putting in more than a few plants.

Ugh, temp of 100.5. OB resident on call said as long as it responds to Tylenol and lots of fluids, keep an eye on it should be OK. If it got over 101.5 then call him back.

he was the doc who discharged me last Sunday, it was nice to talk to someone I've already met!
post #32 of 34
minzuna is kinda like arugula. I like it in my salads. As for the plan I just water and thin out things I really don't do much of weeding. I will be happy to have a tasty salad in the summer. I am going to have dh and the kids help out too.

I hope your fever goes down. How is your little guy?
post #33 of 34
Burnindinner- I hope your fever goes down, fever is just the worst, it makes everything else just feel that much more crappy!

Neldabean- I bow down to your garden! We have cucunbers, tomatoes, beans, zucchini and crookneck....aka super easy plants And my summer plan is also "make DH do it"
And um, I hope it's ok to call it out on the thread, but I just got my swap gift from you and I am in love! Thank you so much mama!! The little knit hat and shorts are just so beyond adorable, I'm totally going to have the baby wear them in a birth announcement photo! And the soap smells so good.....I hope it's not intended for the baby because I'm going to use it tonight Maybe if the baby is lucky there will be some soap left for him/her! It TOTALLY cheered me up, and I really really needed that right now, so the timing was seriously perfect
post #34 of 34
Oh yeah, and I did something today I said I would absolutely not do.....bought a pair of pants with 5 weeks left in this pregnancy. I have no shorts or capris that fit though, and it's so flipping hot outside. I bought a pair of cropped yoga type pants form Target, for 17 dollars, which was WAY more than I wanted to spend (I was aiming for under 10!), but I justified it because I think I'll wear them all summer too, since I'll be newly postpartum and they'll certainly fit post pregnancy since they're just the foldover type......but let me tell you, a little part of me died to shell out 20 bucks for some pants to wear in the next 2-7 weeks!
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