Oh my, I feel faint! (Imagine me in a sweeping southern abode with my hand dramatically pressed to my forehead.)
Apparently, dizziness is WAY common during pregnancy, but since I have high blood pressure (anyway), I dropped like a rock today. There I was - one minute lifting Hannah up so Brett could brush her, and next I’m thrusting Hannah into his arms and lying prostrate on the laundry room floor.
Of course, I freaked out thinking it was this big deal having to do with my stupid HBP, but three pregnancy books and a Google search helped me relax. Apparently, I’m not supposed to just “spring” out of bed, or from sitting to standing, or lift heavy objects (Hannah, by the by, is a lead weight with fur.).
I think it actually scared Brett more than it did me (and not just because he had a plump, squirming, rabbit in his arms). He was very sweet, helping me to get to bed where (kind of scary) it took me almost an hour to feel like getting up again…which I did slowly.
I know I’m being a bit of a hypochondriac, but I’m a Soderstrom now, and it’s their family tradition. Just to be sure, I’m checking in with my OB on Monday. This stupid HBP just complicates everything.
Has anyone else fainted or felt dizzy during pregnancy, first trimester? Advice? Ideas?
Oh, and I have to share a cute comment I overhead at the Soderstrom Christmas Party.
My youngest nephew, Joshy, is ten. After Brett and I announced our big news, Joshy’s mom, my sister-in-law Dawn, explained how our baby will be Joshy’s cousin.
“No, Mom.” Joshy protested. “It’ll be our second cousin.”
As Dawn tried to explain how Brett was “Dad’s” brother, so the new addition would be Joshy’s first cousin, Joshy explained, “No way, Mom. It’ll be a BABY and WAY too young to be our first cousin!”
Isn’t that cute?!