Sunday, May 22, 2005

2 steps forward ...

1 step back ... I've been feeling pretty sick for the last 3 days. Blech. BUt it's not as bad as it was at it's peak, so for that I'm thankful.
Something else is going on. I'm trying not to worry. I don't think I'm worrying. But I am going to keep my eye on it.
I don't know if I mentioned already or not but I've been going numb when laying down ... first it was just a few times in the tummy area when I laid on my left side. Now it's my arms, legs, hands, feet, tummy, no matter how I lay. The good news is that if I just move a bit the tingling stops so that's the good thing. But now my heart rate is going up really high after doing hardly anything. Today I climbed a flight of stairs at the local mall. A few minutes after my heart was going 130 bpm. I felt very out or breath and it wasn't pleasant. It was a flight of stairs .. and it's not like I ran up them (I didn't walk slow either). I can't believe after such a small amount of activity my heart rate went up so high. I've checked my resting rate a few times tonight ... it's about 80, give or take 5 bpm. I think that's a normal resting rate, so I don't know why it's spiking so much after just moderate activity (I don't even know if was considered moderate activity either @@). Ugh. They say that you should go over 140 bpm when pregnant. I don't want to freak out about it either becuase I hate having to worry about every little thing, but I feel like this is my heart ... not something to not worry about.
Good thing I have an appointment with the midwife Tuesday. I know I feel better once I just tell my midwife I've been noticing this! LOL!
Okay ... I'm tired ... it's late. Good night!

2 comments:

Sheri said...

Update us on the heart thing when you can. I'll be praying for you and baby.

Leslie said...

I think the tingling/numbness is because of water retention. I've heard other moms talk about having this kind of thing: http://www.parents.com/articles/pregnancy/1072.jsp

Still prayin' for Baby & you : )