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20w 3d– Half Way!!

Posted in Pregnancy Symptoms, Pregnant with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2012 by Me

Wow, I’ve really been neglecting this blog… I blame the baby. He’s been eating all of my creativity :p

First, we have decided on a name for the Spawn: Seth Alexander Leonidas.

Second– Holy Crap, I’m half way!!

I’m still having issues with low blood pressure/blood sugar, but I’m figuring out how to preemptively strike to avoid the spectacular crashes that I was having. Added to the mix is Pubic Symphysis Separation, also known as “broken crotch” on the December 2012 boards on babycenter.com (by the way Google Image “pubic symphysis separation” at your own risk– the pictures are pretty horrific!). Which means that, unless I’m sitting in what I now refer to as “an approved pelvic position”, my pubic bone feels like someone has been kicking it (which I guess someone has… lol). I’m talking to the OB next week about getting a prescription for a custom support belt, which will hopefully help. Sleeping with this issue has become a huge challenge, but thankfully, a fabulous friend is sending me her pregnancy pillow this week, so hopefully that will help! Otherwise, things are good. Given my age and my size there are TONS worse things that I could be dealing with, and I am incredibly grateful that things are progressing as nicely as they are.

Today’s ultrasound went well. Seth has everything in the right place and right proportions. He is still measuring almost two weeks ahead (1lb 1oz today!), so they are going to be watching that carefully so that he doesn’t get too big. We are still hoping for a 12/21/12 birth, because that would be cool. I’ve also hit the point in the pregnancy where I will be seeing the perinatal doc every two weeks. Well, not her for the next few appointments because she’s due next week–in the meantime, I’ll be seeing her associate who is also fabulous. In a month, we’ll be seeing the pediatric cardiologist to make sure that everything is ok, because of that worrisome Nucal Scan. Things looked perfect on the ultrasound, but she wants to be sure, and I’m ok with that 🙂

The baby registry is almost finished, so we’ll be sharing the link soooooon! I hate shopping, so I’ve had to do it in small steps, but we’re almost there. Yay!

Hopefully I’ll be better about keeping you all updated! Thanks for your good thoughts, support and interest 🙂

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So dizzy!

Posted in Pregnancy Symptoms, Pregnant with tags , , , on July 5, 2012 by Me

Can someone please tell me how I’m suppose to get anything done when my head is spinning like I’m drunk all the time? For the last two days, the only time my head stops spinning is when I’m laying down. I’m getting at least my 3 liters of fluid in, so I don’t know what’s up. I really wish I had a home blood-pressure monitor, so I could see if that’s what this is (although I suspect that it is, since I’ve been running so low). This seriously feels like I’ve been drinking *almost* too much.

I don’t know if it’s because I’m a wimp, or because this is a first pregnancy and I just don’t have any perspective, but I’m so tired of feeling melodramatic and non-functional!! I feel like I should just be able to push through these symptoms, but it just doesn’t work. I’m really scared that I’m going to pass out in the middle of giving a massage, which would be so NOT professional, or that it will happen somewhere in public, raising alarms and 911 calls… *sigh* The good news is that I haven’t fainted yet, but I’ve come very close to it once, and not quite as close a couple of times. Even as I’m sitting here typing this after dinner, I’m spin spin spinning. I swear my body only wants to be horizontal. It’s dumb and frustrating. (and it’s my blog so I’ll pout if I want to, lol)

Someone please stop the spinning, because I need to get off :p