i woke this morning to a headache. it was only there when i stood up. i figured it was because we stayed up last night to watch the extra innings in the brave's game. chris had eggs and bacon ready for us when i came downstairs and after breakfast i decided to get some homework out of the way.
after sitting for 30 or 45 minutes on the couch with the laptop i realized my hands and feet were swollen. i could barely make a fist! that was when i began to be worried that my blood pressure was getting high. so i laid down and drank lots of water. the kids took turns bringing me water. i wanted to get my bp checked at publix and the kids wanted to go to the gym. i was feeling a bit better but still rather icky at this point. and so it wasn't a big surprise to me that at publix my bp was 10 points higher on top and on bottom. at the gym i paid for a 30 minute massage but the massage therapist and i got into discussing the muscles of the back, neck, and head- and so it turned into 45 minutes:) and i think i'll nail that portion on the muscle quiz this wednesday.
i feel much better now. there is still a ghost of a headache there- but nothing like this morning.
i REALLY don't want this pregnancy to end with an induction for high blood pressure. i just have to really be mindful of rest and hydration.