July 17, 2001:
Should be just a quick entry to tell you how my appointment went with the midwife. My blood sugar was fine, my Ph levels in my urine was fine (high Ph indicates bladder infection which is bad, bad, bad), but my blood pressure was not. It's not surprising to me considering the last week I've been having fluid retention in my ankles. My BP usually is somewhere around 120/60, yesterday it was 110/82. Not bad, but not good either. My midwife's recommendation? Walk more and eat less salt.
Salt and I have been a thing for a long time now. I learned early on in my adult life that I couldn't live without it. My BP dropped to 80/50 when I tried to quit eating salt altogether. Since I've been pregnant, I've been eating it like a mad woman. I'd salt something like I normally do, and not taste it at all. I'd end up salting it 2 or 3 more times than usual. I just assumed my body needed it or something. Well, I guess it's time to cut back.
I had a rough night last night. Our guests bought us pizza and I gave into the craving I'd had for about 2 months. I knew I shouldn't have it, since I think pizza has a ton of salt. To counteract it, I drank lots of extra water and ended up having over a gallon yesterday. Normally, I aim for a gallon and have about 3/4 of a gallon.
Before I ate the pizza, I didn't think I was all that hungry. I lost count exactly, but I think I had 7 pieces (the last one was a big piece and I think was twice the size of the others). Then, I also cheated and had a bowl of ice cream. Plus, remember all that water I drank? I had a bunch of water before, during and after dinner. I felt stuffed when I was through. Served me right too. But I had a miserable night. And I think I had bad dreams, though I can't remember them. I remember wandering into the bathroom 2 or 3 times, half-asleep and the words 'stillborn' and 'death' were floating through my brain. Needless to say, I was very pleased this morning when I woke up and felt the baby kicking against the bed. Very pleased. I've been droopy all day. Tired, but not really sleepy. Maybe a nap will help if I try to sleep. And don't worry, it's back on to a healthier diet today. :) TTFN!