Fast forward to now. My OB/midwife team said they'll be watching me closely, and if I get pre-e again I'll be getting a scheduled c-section due to how risky things turned out last time. It's right about the same time (23 weeks) and I'm starting to swell. I had to take off my wedding ring, and I'm starting to get ankle/feet swelling. My eyes feel a bit puffy, too. I sleep 10-12 hours a night (thank you DD!!!) and still wake up feeling tired in my muscles and generally "blah." I've also been feeling nauseous at times. I just don't have much umph to me. I should mention this all came on somewhat quickly in the last two weeks, before which I felt great.
I'm freaking out, honestly. I have an appointment on Wednesday so I'm definitely going to be talking this over then. Is this a guaranteed downhill slope? I am upset about this because I'm scared, but also because I really REALLY REALLY want a chance to try for a natural birth. I know it will be hard for me to accept, even though healthy mama/baby are really all that matter. Please chime in with any stories/advice that may help. Thank you!!!
Edited by Tear78 - 11/25/12 at 10:31am