What a week it has been. Monday night, just as I put my head on my pillow, I suddenly felt like I couldn’t breathe, which quickly turned into nausea and then violent puking. I already had a bad headache, so this was not good (I have never puked from a migraine before.) I hadn’t had anything weird to eat, so I called the midwife on call. She had me drink some water and go to sleep, with a promise to have my midwife call in the morning. Oh, and she said, take bed rest tomorrow. So Tuesday I was on bed rest, still nursing the migraine for much of the day. Wednesday I had an appointment and the good news is that I still do not have pre-eclampsia (thank you for the prayers!). The bad news is that my blood pressure still seems to be yo-yoing on the high side. And why is that?
Well… basically I am type A to the extreme – a too tightly wound top, if you will. So, with the pending arrival of Elias, I am a bit stressed, and that has my blood pressure going up and down. What has me stressed?
- Work – finishing up projects, getting award entries completed, having things ready in case I deliver every day, etc.
- Getting the house ready for Elias and a lot of company that is going to be coming through our door
- Writing thank yous
- Addressing envelopes for announcements
- Anything else that to others seems silly and not that important, probably has me a little stressed.
So, I am my own worst enemy. And I need to take a DEEP BREATH and calm the heck down. Bed rest is supposed to help my blood pressure, and it is. However, the problem is, I lie on my couch and think about things I COULD be doing. This does NOT help. lol.
What do you do to relax and stay calm?
Oh, and in other news, I am not going to be induced – at least not yet. But, my midwife says that I will likely go early – maybe in a week and a half or two weeks. Come on Elias! I think next Thursday, when I am 38 weeks, would be a great day for a birthday.