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!


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:

Still prayin' for Baby & you : )