Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Where have I been?

well, I am still here. I haven't wanted to post on my blog because I feel that all I do is complain about how miserable things are. Sadly, that is still where things stand. I am still fighting to keep my meals down and every now and then lose the battle.

One thing that has also started is awful headaches. They are not normal headaches that will be phased by ty.lenol, oh no! They are the kind that put you in bed and you are hard pressed to do anything else. Sunday is when they started. My poor husband. He has such a hard time watching me go through all of this. Sunday, I had finally just broken down and began crying. Luckily, I married such a great guy and he found a 24-hour pharmacy (no where close to home, mind you) and got me some meeds to help the headache. The headaches are still lingering but at least they aren't as bad as Sunday. On top of that, my blood pressure has begun to rise.

Normally these two things wouldn't be a HUGE deal, but they are happening in the same timeline as my pregnancy with Kelsi. My bp going up is happening similar to Riley's pregnancy. Both of those pregnancies are the ones where I developed Preeclampsia. I am trying so hard to keep my mind off of things like this and hope for the best. I am trying really hard to make myself believe that these two things don't really mean anything, but it is hard to not have them going through my head.

My girls are being great. They don't clean house like I would like them to, but they do try to stay occupied and quiet so I can rest. My mom is on an airplane as I type this. Sadly, she will only be here until Sunday, but it will be great to have her here all the same. She is always so helpful when she comes.

Oh, and today I got a visitor at about 10:00 am. One of my friends from church had just found out that I was expecting and brought me a freezer meal. she was impressed that I actually had a stocked fridge and freezer.... of course that Only happened because I went shopping yesterday. ;) But that was the nicest thing for someone to do. She said she just knew how it was for her when she was pregnant. She said her fridge was always empty. I need to remember to do more things like this for other people when I am feeling better. I know how much it means to me when people think of me, I can't wait to repay the favor. :)

Hope everyone is doing well. <3


  1. Oh Beanie, I am so sorry to hear this. It worries me a little bit too. I don't like to hear things like this. The only upside is you know what to look for, and you know G is there to help out.

    Is mom coming out because of the headaches and BP? I'm glad she will be there with you.

    Rest up. I love you lots.

  2. Hi Melissa,
    I just wanted to say that I am praying for you. I started reading your blog as soon as your sis told us about it:-) I had severe eclampsia and HELLP with my first pregnancy, and then mild with my second. Prior to getting pregnant the third (I had a loss) time around I did some research about pre-e and a lot of places recommended taking a calcium supplement. Not sure if anyone has told you about this? It might be something to look into. With my last pregnancy I actually didn't develope the high bloodpressure and therefor didn't have to be on magnesium, I think it is related to the calcium.
    As far as the headache, oh my heart goes out to you. I too got severe headaches while pregnant. The one thing that worked for me was the soft gel filled Ice packs, I kept it on my head in a dark room for days. It helped a lot actually.

  3. Congrats on the pregnancy....


  4. Oh, you poor thing. I hope you start feeling better. Thinking and praying for you! (((HUGS)))

  5. Congrats on the pregnancy! But I am so sorry you are feeling so awful. I hope you get some relief soon and that you and baby are safe and healthy

    ICLW #101

  6. I am sorry you are feeling awful.

    An ICLW Visit from #107 (mfi, speedskating, strength)
    liddy @ the unfair struggle

  7. Congrats on your pregnancy! So sorry that you're feeling so terrible, that's so tough, especially with little ones at home. Take care of yourself and I hope that you'll feel better soon.
    ICLW #161

  8. Congrats on your pregnancy!!! I hope you start feeling better really soon!