At the end of my last post, when I said I was trying to finish up a few small projects at work so that everything would be in an OK position for when I started my leave. . . . yeah, that's not gonna happen.
Yesterday morning, I woke up early (around 3 a.m.) with a bad headache. The pain was similar to migraine pain but not similar to *my* typical migraines. (And I've only had two migraines since I've been pregnant.)
I slept fitfully off and on until around 7 a.m. I had made up my mind that I wasn't going to work, and I thought it would be a good idea to let my OB know about my headache, just in case it was a sign of something more serious going on.
Long story short, I went into the OB's office and my blood pressure was elevated. . . not dangerously high, 130s-140s/90s. Fortunately, apart from the elevated blood pressure and headache, I don't have any other symptoms of preeclampsia at this time. . . but I was told to go home to be on modified bed rest effective immediately and to return to the office on Monday for another appointment.
So I've spent most of the last two days lying on my left side on the couch. I haven't been able to tie up my loose ends at work, and it's not looking hopeful for me to be able to go back and do so next week. (I'm thinking it's unlikely that my blood pressure will spontaneously return to normal now that it's started to rise, and I'm still having headaches.)
On the plus side, I'm glad I went to the doctor as soon as I suspected something might be wrong. Also, my mother is in town, so she has been able to help me out and run some errands for me.
I am still hoping to keep these babies in utero until at least 36 weeks. I hope that's still a possibility.