I didn't post about my CNM (hospital backup plan) appt. because I was debating about keeping it.
I finally decided given the one high BP last time with my CPM and the fact that my insurance covers all prenatals 100% that I might as well go.
The good news, 14 and 3 days with a lovely, active baby.
Heart rate 150. When the bean wasn't just kicking the doppler.
BP high AGAIN. More than 140 over more than 90 the first time, 140/90 the second.
I have had them redo a BP, can't remember who I was pregnant with, at one appointment. I have never had it be high two checks in a row, and I have never had it stay high at the same appointment.
CNM is so cool, I wish she'd just go ahead and do homebirths....we just talked about reducing stress and somehow getting time away from the kids and all. Ha-ha-ha.
My mom, who lives with us, is part of the stress...and sometimes part of the solution, I'll admit. She does help a lot with all the household chores. That's not a scenario that's going to change, so I am going to have to find better ways to cope with when she's getting on my nerves.
DH, like I said somewhere, went back to 2nd shift, which totally sucks and adds a whole new dimension of stress back to life because of the limited time together, especially both together and without children to interrupt. And having to keep them semiquiet in the mornings. DH is understanding, but it is still stressful.
We actually had a decent conversation this morning, it helped with a lot of things.
The worse news...maybe...CNM wants to see me in a week. 11 AM Thursday. She mentioned "modifying activity" if my BP doesn't come down with trying to reduce my stress....
I *CAN'T** be on bedrest!! I CAN'T!!!!! I have 3 kids and nobody else around for the majority of their waking hours--DH is either asleep or at work. It is SUMMER, I could see this being semi-OK in the fall with school to keep people busy and it being colder, them not WANTING to go out....
OK there. Now I am going back to refusing to worry about what she is going to say until she actually says it. This BP thing is going to get resolved and I won't need it! I am determined.