The last couple weeks have been very chill. We went to see the doctor 3 weeks ago and at that appointment she was a little worried about Miss Sophie because she was under weight for her age. I was devastated because I automatically thought it was something I had been doing wrong... but the doctor reassured me that I had nothing to do with it, and that she believed it had something to do with my high blood pressure (after all, I had gained 7 pounds in one month, surely I was eating enough lol)... so she put me on bp medicine and told me I needed to stay off my feet and was not allowed to work for 4 weeks. She also scheduled me for a two week checkup appointment. So for two weeks straight, I took it very easy, tried my best not to stress about Sophie, and made sure to keep up with the new medication.
Two VERY LONG weeks went by and we had our checkup appointment which was last Thursday. THANK GOD, Sophie put on some weight and appears to be growing at a normal rate. Who knew blood pressure could cause such a problem! and it seems my blood pressure is a little more under control now. But, she is still a little worried about my BP and my cervix has shortened a lot in such a short period, so she wants me off work until March! UGH. Whatever it takes to keep me and Sophie healthy, I'll gladly do! So needless to say, I've been doing a lot of reading (If anyone has any good book suggestions, PLEASE send them my way) and cooking and trying to get out of the house as much as possible, without putting too much stress on my body. I'm hoping my next appointment in two weeks will have even better results and maybe my bp and cervix will be back to normal!
We've done so much work to the nursery in the past couple of weeks, it is looking FANTASTIC! We still have a couple more things to do and I need to add a couple of touches here and there and then I think we'll be almost done. It is such a great feeling to have so much accomplished so soon. Sophie definitely has the best room in the house! I will be posting pictures of her room soon.
Here are a couple of belly pictures for you guys:
As you can see the belly is definitely growing! I'll be back tomorrow with a 29 week pregnancy update! Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers that my blood pressure levels out and Sophie Belle continues to grow like she should. Any prayers would be so greatly appreciated!