I called my ob today because things have just been a little off.
First off, I weigh myself every day 1st thing in the AM, and in the past 2 days, I've gained 7 lbs. That's INSANE, considering that it brings my total weight gain for the pregnancy to 14 lbs. There is NO possible way it's real weight, so I really think it must be water weight. Yikes. I've got a TINY bit (not really even 1+) pitting edema in both legs that doesnt go away.
I've also been having daily intestinal upset - every. single. morning. and sometimes throughout the day. I have NO idea what's up with that.
Yesterday, I was having some pretty intense BH all day, to the point where I would occasionally stop talking/walking. They didnt HURT, but they sure were intense.
I havent been sleeping well and I know I havent been drinking enough, which may be the root cause of all of this (and probably is) but I thought I'd give her a call anyways since Im a little paranoid.
I have to go see the nurse tomorrow for blood pressure reading and to POAS to check for protein and stuff. She also told me that this weekend, Im supposed to be on modified bed rest...so there go MY plans. *sigh*
Also, my fasting glucose this AM hit 90, which Im NOT happy about. Granted, I WAS up late last night and had a whole wheat bagel w/peanut butter at about 11 pm and i tested at 0630, so that probably affected it a bit.
good vibes, please, that it's just a matter of hydrating well enough and getting enough sleep, and that it's NOT due to anything yucky.
thinking of you! I am sure it is just your body telling you to take it easy and give yourself a break, take good care of yourself!
DD Dec 25/03
DS Jul 08/05
DD Jun 08/10
Agreed on the necessity to drink more water! My OB chides me for not drinking enough, and told me dehydration is the #1 cause for preterm labor, so I've been doing my best to drink up.
Hoping all is well with you and it's just a wicked combo of dehydration and lack of sleep, rather than something bigger/more serious.
Keep us posted!
I hope all goes well for you! Try not to dwell on it too much.... if that's possible.
Me - Kristi, 29
DD - Leia, July 5 2008
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Keeping my fingers crossed for you that everything is fine! Definitely try to make yourself drink more water. I had some pretty crazy BH a few weeks ago, and once I got hydrated, they stopped right away. I'm hoping it's something simple like that for you!
Hopefully everything will turn out fine. Keeping yourself rested and hydrated is so important and it can totally affect you, so maybe it's just your body's way of telling you to drink more and get a little more rest. Please kup.
Lenora & Chris 01.16.10
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Try to rest as much as you can!! I am sure everything is fine!!
I am also struggling with staying hydrated. I get so busy and just forget!
Sophia- February 1, 2006
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Daniel- September 19, 2011
I struggle with staying hydrated as well. I just dread having to drink.
Janelle and Brad 8-25-01