by Raposa (85 Posts), Fri Oct 19, 2012 05:09 pm
I had my regular 24 week checkup with my regular OB today. My blood pressure was 132/78 and my weight was 178 lbs. This would be great, except my blood pressure at my primary care was 142/100 on Wednesday and my weight at my last appointment 4 weeks ago was 161 lbs (a loss of 7 lbs from the appt before that). So that's a big weight gain and a pretty big pressure swing.
My toddler was fussy earlier this week due to recovering from a bug, so I suspect some of Wednesday's blood pressure high might have been stress from dealing with the tantrums. Still, stress normally doesn't affect me that much. The weight is an even bigger question mark. I don't have any swelling yet, not even in my feet or ankles.
I have an appointment in a week with the MFM for another ultrasound. My OB wants me to mention the weight to them and see about adjusting my medication even though my blood pressure was good at this visit. I'm hoping for more information then, but in the meantime I'm just puzzled. Any ideas about the weight? If I'm not swelling, then what the heck is going on?
The baby's heartbeat was good, by the way, and he's still kicking plenty, so I'm not really worried about him yet. I just wish I knew more what was going on with my body right now. :/
1st son, induced at 37 weeks due to pre-e, born 6/18/10.
2nd son, c-section at 37 weeks due to hypertension, born 1/15/13.