Friday, 6 January 2017


I am now more pregnant that I have ever been (by one day).  And while my bump is bigger this time (Bubs 2 is measuring on track so far and I am also fatter than I was when I was preggers with Bubs 1), I am only just now starting to feel big bump can't touch my toes pregnant (I can probably still touch my toes but I am not really interested in trying).  My umbilical hernia, which was only a slight problem with #1 is quickly becoming a nightmare (thanks to constantly having to lug around Bubs #1 who often wants to be carried).  Other than that, things are chugging along nicely.

My BP has been about 130/80 for most of this pregnancy, but we hit a spike of 142/90 just at week 27, which sent me to the hospital for observation.  By the time I arrived there it was back to 130/80 and it just kept falling while I was in the hospital, until the last time they took it and it was 100/59.  Yeah.  In all fairness, that was while lying down for a nap with Bubs #1 on the hospital bed.  Last week my BP was 120/60.

I was talking with a woman who had pre-eclampsia in both her pregnancies- in her second it came on quick.  That has made me paranoid.  That and my "level of care".  I will go into details on that later.  At least I know what to look for and can be my own advocate, so I don't feel like my care is actually being compromised (good Dutch midwife is pregnant and off for the next 6 weeks or so- her partner is flaky- nice but flaky and my ob is a whole other post).