- High blood pressure (hypertension) — 140/90 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) or greater — documented on two occasions, at least six hours but no more than seven days apart
- Excess protein in your urine (proteinuria)
- Severe headaches
- Changes in vision, including temporary loss of vision, blurred vision or light sensitivity
- Upper abdominal pain, usually under your ribs on the right side
- Nausea or vomiting
- Decreased urine output
- Sudden weight gain, typically more than 2 pounds (.9 kilograms) a week
We saw Sara today who is Shelley's other half basically. She was SO nice. She wrote me a note for work and told me to go home and take a nap. Too bad I've had no nap yet because we went on an adventure trying to fill my prescriptions. We tried to go to Albertsons. She took my prescriptions and said 20 minutes. I go back 20 minutes later and they told me that since I'm on State Medical that I cannot pay out of pocket or they'll kick me off it and so I must go to a Group Health pharmacy and have it filled. First of all I'm not a broke ass, I just am a "single" mother and can't afford a birth with no insurance. I guess if the state wants to pay EVERYTHING then go right ahead. I just figured I'd pay for what I could so I'm not some mooch. I was so upset because that's just more driving and I wanted to lay down. I was already trying not to barf in the car and the sun was blazing in my corneas. I'm too short for the visors in the car to do me any good and my sunglasses just weren't dark enough. Damn you Steve Madden! I was moaning and groaning about the pain every 5 minutes. Poor Jake probably wanted to just drag me behind the car. Would have probably done us both some good but fortunately he tolerated me. I bet he was excited to be able to go to work ;)
I feel so much better now that I'm not ready to go lay in bed and die. We find out what the baby is in TWO weeks. TWO! My god it was 12 weeks at one point. We are so excited!
This medicine is finally working at making me sleepy and reading these blogs are making me sick to my stomach. Stupid vision getting messed up by this baby. It better be the sweetest, most healthy little fart in the world for all I've had to deal with. It could be much worse and I'm very grateful that this is all I've had to go through, but I'd really like to be able to enjoy the rest of my pregnancy. Here's to hopin!