My pregnancy has been so easy. I have been so blessed throughout this entire process. Well, we had our first bump in the road today.
Last night, around 9PM, I started getting a headache. By the time we were going to bed at 10PM, my head was throbbing. I took two Tylanol and went to bed. I woke up every few hours, thinking, gosh, my head is just pounding! I sure do hope it stops before I get up for work! When my alarm went off this morning, it was still pounding. The thought of staying home and resting crossed my mind, but I took a vacation day on Friday, and I knew that I had things to address on my desk. So I got ready, taking a couple of breaks to lay down, drank 2 bottles of water, decided against the contacts, rocked the glasses, and headed into the office.
By 10AM, I was on my 6th Tylanol in 12 hours, and I emailed my Mom about my headache. She did some research and suggested that I call the doctor, just in case. I am so very thankful that she did. Aren't Moms just the most amazing people ever!? I swear mine knows just what to do in every situation. I'm so grateful for her.
So, I called the doctor and asked if there was something else I could take, or if it was okay to keep doing what I was doing. They called me back about an hour later, and requested that I come in. They said it's not normal this far into my pregnancy to have a headache for that long. So off to the Dr. I went.
My blood pressure is high compared to my normal readings. The nurse told me that he would probably check me into the hospital. This made me want to cry. I didn't want to go to the hospital! Not today, not yet! When I saw my Dr. he said I could stay home instead if I promised to stay still. I swore I would. I had blood drawn, and he sent me on my way. So, I am taking valium, and banished to the bed or sofa until Wednesday morning. The good news? My headache is much better after the valium and my cherry coke. Yep, the first caffine I have had since I found out I was pregnant. Hey - doctor's orders! : ) Oh, I've saved the best part for last - starting tomorrow I have to collect all of my urine for 24 hours. Nice. In a big orange jug. And, it has to stay cold. The nurse said to fill a bathroom trash can with a plastic bag, and put the container in it, and fill the can with ice. Kind of like a champagne bucket. I'm thrilled.
All kidding aside, Jaxson is doing wonderful. His heartbeat is strong and right as it should be. I'm okay too, my Dr is just taking precautions and trying to keep me safe and healthy.
So, hopefully I will be catching up on your blogs tomorrow!!