by MomTimesThree (580 Posts), Thu May 17, 2012 11:20 pm
I'm hoping to have my concerns put in context. So far all my blood work is within normal limits, 24 protein is at 460, and previously had been at 400 for about 4 weeks... pressures are labile, random days I spend the whole day in the 140s, but mostly I cruise in the 130s with maybe a spike on 200mg of Labetalol 2x/day with no other symptoms besides a random mild headache that typically clears on its own.
I've been trying to be more relaxed this pregnancy, so haven't kept my notebook with me at each appointment like I did with my second keeping track of all my stats... but I just realized that I gained 5lbs this past week (we're 29 weeks) and at least 3-5lbs the previous week. Bringing my grand total to 30lbs already. I could care less about the actual amount... it's the fact that 5 of them were in the last week. I definitely have general swelling... for sure in my feet, hands and my husband and I both notice that my upper arms and maybe neck just look puffy... I started my pregnancy like a stick so it doesn't look awful, but noticeable if you knew me non-preggo. I think I gained about 35-40lbs with my 2nd.. though currently I'm 10lbs heavier than I was at the same gestation, 28 week scan showed everything within normal limits for baby.
I can not worry too much about this right since all my other labs are holding steady right? Crossin' crossables.
2008-Our Baby Girl, PTL born too early at 30w6d, Fought so hard... Forever Loved & Missed
2010- Lil' Bro, Pre-E at 29 weeks... Induced at 36w6d, Born 37w
2012- Lil' Sis, Super-imposed pre-e at 25 weeks, PTL & GD at 35 weeks, Evicted 36w