Friday, January 7, 2011

Happy To Have Migraines? You Bet I Am

So on Monday I was put on modified bedrest and was actually being quite compliant. I had taken Anna to school Wednesday and Carly had stayed home sick. We laid around and watched tv. After lunch, I started having tingling and numbness in my face and some twitching and my head started exploding. I took my blood pressure and it was 150/95. I called Dr. Cummings office and was admitted to the hospital again. The first night was really rough. I think I only slept about 2 hours. The things that happened that night are worth writing a book about but I'll save that for another day. On Wednesday night I was really worried about Gabe. On my NST, his heartrate was staying in the 180's which is a little high and espcially for him. He is usually in the 130's. Anyway, yesterday he looked good and all seems well with him. My headache was concerning because it has been here for awhile now and has features of the dreaded severe preeclampsia headache. I did a 24 hour urine and the results of it determined what would happen in the coming weeks and days. Thank God, my protein went down and I got to come home on strict bedrest. The headaches, auras, and facial numbness are all thankfully just migraine stuff. I have not had migraines before so I guess they are just another pregnancy gift. I have 4 weeks of strict bedrest and then Gabe will be born at 32 weeks. I can take Carly to school on the days Kenneth is on duty, I can shower daily, use the bathroom and that's about it. Anna will be spending Kenneth's days on duty with my mother in law. I feel bad that Carly can stay here and Anna can't but Carly can do most things for herself and Anna cannot. It's ok though because I am at home and she will be with me on the other days and this will not be for long. Anna loves to be at her Meme's house anyway. I feel bad for Kenneth because he is going to be a busy man the next few weeks but he'll be alright. I'm working on convincing Carly that just because Daddy does things different than Mommy, it is not the wrong way but rather a different way. I am blogging from my phone so forgive my errors, I'm doing the best I can. I have a Dr. Appointment on Monday and I will be happy to get out of the house. Until then it's just me and the couch and that's ok.... BlogBooster-The most productive way for mobile blogging. BlogBooster is a multi-service blog editor for iPhone, Android, WebOs and your desktop


  1. Who ever thought we'd be saying yippee for migraines !?! I almost got myself delivered for a severe sinus headache. Oh Vay :)

    Glad you and Gabe are trucking along, I think of you a lot.

  2. Hang in there! I hope these next 4 weeks fly by for you all! Praying for you and Gabe.

    ~Wendy (Decker) Chambers