Monday, March 08, 2010


---I'm feeling tired and spacey and a bit overwhelmed,,couldn't get it together to post a daybook. So, I just thought I'd post some thoughts and happenings.

---Jack had occupational therapy for the first time today. Actually, it was his evaluation. He didn't handle it too well. He and Tess had a fever a couple of days ago that has since resolved, but they have both had some diarrhea today and I think that's what his issue might have been. He had diarrhea twice when we got home. I have a feeling he was spending most of his energy trying not to poop. Ah well...the therapist seems very nice and has lots of good autism experience. She thinks Jack will qualify for as much as three hours of OT a week!

---It's a loaded month. Maria has many Irish dance performances and extra practices, what with St. Patty's Day and all. And Kain is supposed to be coming home from day treatment soon. Jack will be getting evaluated for speech therapy as soon as we get his reports from the developmental pediatrician, and I need to schedule an audiologist appointment for him as well. My brain is pregnant and overwhelmed and swimming just a bit. I've finally just about finished organizing the schoolroom (YAY!), but I've got lots more I want to get done.

---And on that blood pressure is up. I've not had this happen before, and frankly, I'm not very happy about it. My pregnancies are all disgustingly healthy and normal and I've just kind of taken that for granted I guess, because it was a bit of a surprise when this happened. I mean, I had gallbladder issues with Tess, but that didn't really affect my actual pregnancy much. Other than the agonizing crawling-on-the-floor, puking-in-a-bowl pain. hehe. Anyway, I had a midwife visit last Friday and it was 140-ish over 90-something. I've been having John keep an eye on it over the weekend, and today it got up to 150/110. Not good news, people. I called my midwife and she has prescribed a bunch of herby stuff to try overnight and I'm supposed to call her in the morning. If it doesn't go down, I have to go in to get "checked out". I'm not really sure what this means. Her back-up obstetrician up and had a heart-attack a few weeks ago (rude!) and his practice has closed, so technically she doesn't really have a back-up doctor at the moment. I'm not sure who would check me out, if I would end up in some other office or at the hospital or what. Either way...not happy about it all. I'm trying to keep it in perspective. I don't have any other symptoms to worry about (abdominal pain, headaches, swelling, etc). And baby is still moving around frequently. I really, really don't want to go see some random doctor, I really, really don't want to have to have this baby in a hospital, and I REALLY, REALLY don't want to be induced. I really don't like feeling like I'm losing control over this. I'm trying to remember that I never really had control over this to begin with, and at the end of this pregnancy, having a healthy baby and momma is going to be blessing enough.

1 comment:

Mary @ tinyprayers said...

Hope your blood pressure goes down. I will be praying for you.