What a wonderful husband and such a cute puppy!
Mommy to three gorgeous girls
at 6 weeks 22/10/09
It's now 10:55 Wednesday evening. I've been trying to take it easy all day - but it's so difficult just lazing around the house all day when there are things I could/ want/ need to be doing.
I feel a little out of sorts this evening. My head has been hurting for about 2 hours now... I'm drowning myself in cold water to see if I'm maybe dehydrated. Also my right foot is feeling like it wants to swell up... you know, that tight feeling you sometimes get?
Joy. Guess I'll go back to the sofa bed with my cold water and watch 13 Going on 30.
Dede, still loving mat leave? Its boring hu? Once the babies are here I think we will like it way better, or I think I will :P But right now I am "working from home" and I just am not a fan. I feel like since I am staying home I don't need to get dressed, so it makes me feel frumpy all day. But if I get dressed I feel like I need to leave and go somewhere.
I hope we have our babies soon!
Hi Dede. I am sorry about the head ache. Boo. Are you able to take a warm bath? If so, run a low warm-hot bath (try not to submerge tummy) and put a cold cloth over face and an ice pack under neck. This can help to draw the circulation out of the head to reduce pressure. If not a bath, maybe you could wrap up to get your body warmer or put a warm towel over your legs with the ice under the head.
If it does not get better, you might call the doc and ask about a baby aspirin. Baby aspirin is often prescribed for PIH and pre-e risk mothers. However, this late in the game it *may* be a problem for bleeding concerns at birth. If you decide to try it and give birth really soon (next day or two), the baby may need the extra Vitamin K (oral if you can get it) to aid with clotting. Your doctor can tell you more, but it may be an option that is better for treating pre-e than induction. . .
Good luck working and resting. Sending you prayers from Texas!
Jenn - yes.. frumpy is the exact word. I woke up this morning and told DH I felt so blah and icky since I didn't comb my hair AT ALL yesterday. He said okay baby - love that man. So today I'm dressed in lounge wear.. but not dressed so much as to decide to leave and go running the streets doing errands.
Beth - thanks so much for the advice. The bath and cold compress sound so relaxing I may just do them even without signs of a headache
Thanks for dealing with my complaint lodge. I swear I'll start posting happy notes eventually.
Jenn thanks so much for the compliment on the focal point. DH bought me all these lovely art supplies about a month and a half ago... I finally sat down and did it last night. I'm just not very gifted in the realm of putting art on a medium like this - but I really like that it's "me" and not something I had to really buy.
I just used photos from baby magazines I've not wanted to really keep anymore and just thought about what I need most even now. I got the concept from Pam England's birthing from within book... which I love deeply even though it has some pretty out there concepts.
My board isn't quite done yet.. I have another board I am making that will simply have a pic and a few words around it. The pic is called 'Kiva Mama' by Pam England. It really speaks to being able to escape from what's happening around me so you can focus on birth and listening to your body.
Have fun with your poster - I can't wait to see it.
HAHA!!! Yea.. I'm going to be struggling tomorrow to get ready for my dr's appt. If I could just wear my bathrobe and slippers it'd be even better.