How's this for a bit of drama..
Short hours after posting about my beautiful new baby, I was rushed to the ER with blood pressure of 172/100. (as someone who has never understood how blood pressure works, I was less concerned than it seemed everyone else was at first).
So here I sit, in a hospital room again waiting for the medicine to work its magic and let me return to my family at home.
We were informed by the doctor shortly after arriving that preeclampsia is a condition many pregnant women get that involved high blood pressure but usually corrects itself after delivery. I have to go off the charts and get it AFTER delivery with no other preexisting conditions, and frankly... They don't really have any idea why I have this.
12 hours of magnesium sulfate IV, 3 blood pressure pills and a little bit of rest later, I feel shaky with a terrible headache, stressed to the max about my girls, and more tired than I felt after our first night home with Aria. Good note, my BP is down to 130/80... Still high for me, but I'm out of the seizure high levels for now.
And maybe I can go home soon...ish.
Until then.. XO