Tuesday, December 23, 2008

"Strict" Bed Rest

My NST was yesterday and we did not pass with flying colors. Well, I didn't, but EJ did. His heart rate and movements were great! I, on the other hand, was a disaster. My first blood pressure reading was 163/106. Seriously. The nurse almost admitted me immediately. She rolled me to my left side and it went down to 142/103...improving slightly. Then it settled around 136/94...at least the bottom was under 100 at this point. And I had trace protein in my urine, so the dr was called. She ordered all the blood work necessary.

In the meantime, I was given apple juice and told to try to relax. My bp ended up going all the way down to 118/67. AMAZING! I was there for two hours in total and I was a nervous wreck the whole time they were going to admit me for hospital bed rest. In the end my blood work came back great so I was sent home with the orders of "strict bed rest".

And that means no Christmas for me. Ed and I will just stay at home and watch the "Christmas Story" marathon. I'm pretty bummed as this is my favorite day of the year, but I have to do what is best for me and my little nugget.

Christmas Eve Ed will run over to my parents' house and pack up some dinner for us and I think he's going to make Christmas dinner for the two of us. I can only imagine what the kitchen will look like when he's done. He's one of those "chefs" that has to dirty every single pot and pan while making a meal and the floor is never able to remain clean. It someone always gets sticky. LOL. But I love him for trying so hard. I guess a nice quiet Christmas would be good. I can only imagine how crazy next Christmas will be with EJ and my new niece around.

And at least I don't have to share my Christmas cookies with anyone :)

I have an appt with my peri tomorrow (Christmas Eve) and I have a ton of questions for her. Hopefully she has the right answers for me.

13 comments:

Amy (MyColonyNJ) said...

You are going to have this baby before you know it - so excited for you guys

Kristin (kekis) said...

I'm sorry. Bedrest sucks.

Just keep laying on your left side and tell Ed to get everyone to come over and entertain YOU tomorrow night. Seriously

Emily said...

I am so sorry hon. You have been such a tropper for your sweet EJ.

Just a little while longer...

Thinking of you and wishing you a Merry Christmas - enjoy the peace and quiet, you will never have another cmas like it :)

Katie said...

I'm so sorry Maria. Just a few more days. I hope Ed doesn't make too much of a mess. Thinking of you

Lisa said...

So sorry that you will be on bedrest - you have a great attitude about it!

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Patty Wood said...

We are thinking of you, Maria. Ed will love taking care of you and, really, how bad could a little mess in the kitchen be. Have a relaxing Christmas and be kind to yourself and EJ.

Newt said...

Aw heck, that's a bummer, Maria. Hope Ed takes good care of you and EJ, and you have a Merry Quiet Christmas.

Last few weeks!

Lisa said...

M - I hope your appointment went well - and I hope you are in bed and being waited on - merry x-mas - I am grateful that we connected this year.

Trish said...

You realize that with your BP rising so does MINE, right?

Nine said...

I'm sorry about the bedrest, but I'm glad they're taking all of the necessary precautions. Plus, a quiet holiday can be the best one! We just had one and it was perfect! I hope your appt went well!!

Baby and Me said...

Bedrest stinks. So sorry. But I went into L&D and was being monitored they gave me apple juice too. I thought that was an odd thing since I figured water was the many thing they let us drink. So its good to know everyone gets apple juice. Hope you had a good holiday!

Tracy said...

I think a DQ Blizzard is in order. And lots of princess treatment.