Thursday, March 22, 2007

Bed Rest????????????

Well, today was a bit of an adventure for Mama. It was check-up day with the doctor for new baby and of all days, Mama's blood pressure was a little high. So the doctor that was filling in for the regular doc sent her over to the hospital for something called a non stress test. The hospital said that the baby looked great and was very active, but Mama's blood pressure only came down when she was resting. So, the hospital sent her home with strict bed rest orders. Now I don't know about you, but that doesn't sound too fun to me and I think Mama's pretty upset about it too. She goes to see the doc next Thursday and hopefully things will be looking up, but for now she is going to have to rest, rest, rest. I don't really know how she's going to do that because I'm really a handful these days. I don't like to stay in one place. I like to go flying around the house and I like to move around from place to place. We'll just see about this bed rest thing Mama. I'll try to be good, but I think we're going to have to break the rules every now and then and get out of bed!!!! We'll keep you posted!!!

Lovebug Hugs,
Little Bug

13 comments:

Bug said...

Connor you tell your mama she best do as the doctors says, and you can be all the hand full you want little bug, Im sure Grandma can come play with you and daddy can chase you about.

Lori Im sorry to hear your blood preasure is high, I think you should lay low and see what happens next week, just think of the cuddles and fun you can have with Connor and Randy all snuggled in bed :) BIG Bug Hugs Love SHiela

trevor said...

So sorry to hear of your high blood pressure and bed rest. I can totally sympathize. I had pre eclampsia and was on bedrest for 2 months with Trevor. Hang in there, soon you'll have your bundle of joy to hold and love! Prayers are being sent your way.

Heart Hugs,

Jackie

P.S. We all break the "rules" of bedrest :)

Carlson said...

Lori,

Hang in there and definitely try to rest. Make sure you are drinking enough water. If I recall correctly magnesium and potassium can help too. So how do bananas sound? I can't remember the other foods high in mag or potassium at the moment although I think almonds is one.

Make sure to ask for help and accept any that is offered. That way you don't have to break the bedrest rule very often.

Cynthia

Jo Ann Collins said...

That's tough news, Lori, but you'd better be good. You don't want to do anything to complicate your upcoming (soon) delivery. Before Rick was born I was trying to paint the kitchen and got toxemia and got that same wonderful news. bed rest!! I had our Randy who was 22 months running around so found that difficult and ended up in the hospital for a few days. If you don't rest like they tell you, they'll end up making you do it in the hospital. So be as good as you possibly can and hopefully by next week the blood pressure will be down. As some one else already said, accept help offered and let Randy take over. Sound like he's pretty adept at caring for Connor. We're praying for you. Love, Jo Ann & Rip

Anonymous said...

Take advantage of the rest Lori, as it is the last rest you will have for the next 18 years!!!!! I am sure you have plenty of help?? If not, don't be afraid to put the call out. Take care of you and Jesus will take care of the rest of the family!!! You are an amazing woman and an inspiration us all!!
Karen Carver

Maureen said...

Lori,
Who's your doctor and do you think he would order me on bed rest for a week?
Maureen

Izabell said...

lol I love maureens comment! I was thinking that but just for a day here! I am sorry that your on bed rest, they put you on bed rest to ease your body but then the stress from the orders of bed rest with another child in your home increases that stress oxymoron right:) we hope that your feeling better and hope that you have lots of help during this time let us know if you need anything! hopefully you won't be on bed rest too long! love wyndui and izzy

Princess Morgan said...

Connor- take good care of your Mommy. Only a few weeks left. Rest up Miss Lori!

Susie - Maggie's Mom said...

Robertson Family, we are wishing you all the best with the arrival of your new baby. Thinking of you all often. DeVries Family.

Bug said...

Hi Lori I was checking in on you, I hope all is going good! Wow 12 days to the big due date :) I can only imagine the excitement that must fill your home right now... Hugs and Loves Sheila

Anonymous said...

Hi Lori
I am thinking of you as you are soon approaching your exciting day of meeting your other child. I love delivery day and would love to experience that day one more time but I think 4 is enough! LOL This season of bed rest will soon pass and then you will be complaining of not getting enough sleep ever!!!! LOL
Take care and we will be praying for a very special delivery day!
Love
Tammy

PASLAY'S FROM IDAHO said...

HEY GIRL!

YOU KNOW ANDREA COULD TELL YOU ALL ABOUT BEDREST AND GIVE YOU SOME HELPFUL HINTS ON SURVIVING IT TIL BABY ARRIVES. :)

HOW EXCITING FOR RANDY, CONNOR AND YOU ON THE ARRIVAL OF THIS LITTLE ONE... I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU ALL! I AM PRAYING FOR YOU GIRL AND AM ALWAYS KEEPING UP ON YOUR BLOG!

BIG HUGS!!!!
DAWNITA

Bug said...

WOW less then 2 weeks to go :) I hope bed rest has been tolerable... And that you and the wee little one are both doing good... I cant wait for your post with the new picture of the baby bug. Ive been thinking of you alot today, and Im just so excited for you guys... Big BUG Hugs Love Ya Sheila