Friday, December 5, 2008

The Ultrasound Says.....

Sorry to keep you waiting!
Officially....I am 8 weeks pregnant! Yesssss! Everything looked good and I'm scheduled for my next appt in 4 weeks.
However, I DID have to go on Labetalol for my blood pressure. I have been on medication for my blood pressure for about two years (I have had issues iwth hypertension since I was 18 but I didn't need meds until two years ago) and went off of the meds per my Cardiologist as soon as I found out I was pregnant. I have been keeping close tabs on my BP everyday, taking it at home in the morning and evening and the results have been suprisingly great off my usual meds. On a few occasions my pressures went above the acceptable range after stressful days at work, etc. Thus resulting in being prescribed a new, safer BP med for pregnancy. In addition to the medication I have been continuing with yoga 3-4 x/ week, cutting back on sodium, and not drinking a single lick of caffiene. Painful but true.

Thanks for the good mojo!!!


Anonymous said...

*throws confetti*

Now you need to call me. The pile of stuff for you has been growing and taking up a lot of my prime living room holiday decorating space :-)

painterjoy said...

YAY for 8 weeks! Giving up coffee is hard. When I was pregnant, I couldn't stand the smell of coffee, so it was easy for me to stop. Now you can tell everyone not to stress you out!

I have a bunch of pregnancy books if you would like to have them? It's fun to read what little thing is developing on the little one. Like eyelashes or toenails. So fun.

Kate said...

Yay!! I've been thinking about you all weekend and hoping things went well but I didn't have a chance to get on the computer.

So happy and excited for you!!