So, the good news is I’m home. The bad news is I’m on bed rest. The urine screen turned out to be analyzed in a way that didn’t really tell us much of anything. So now I’m doing it again and then going to the OB tomorrow afternoon. I saw my regular OB’s partner before I left the hospital on Friday and she was a bit less positive than my regular doctor. I also saw the high-risk OB again and he told me I shouldn’t be sad about missing my last two Blue Jackets games, because, well, I can watch them lose in bed. Point, sir.
Digression, but I seriously cheer for the absolute worst team in the NHL.
Anyways, we got to make another trip to Labor and Delivery this afternoon because my blood pressure spiked along with a wicked migraine this morning. Of course it dropped within an hour of being at L&D, but the nurse originally seemed quite sure we were having a baby this evening. Luckily, my blood tests all still look good and my BP is back down again, so I’m home in my own bed with my gassy dogs (why must they have gas when I can’t get out of bed to escape it?). Anyways, it was a long and frustrating 4 hours at the hospital, but I’m happy to be home. My mother-in-law is making arrangements so she can come in the next week or so to help out and help us get moved. My husband needs a break and no one feels super great about me driving a car right now, so we are thankful for the help.
The baby is still fine, though. She hates the fetal monitor, but she’s active. I’m pretty sure I’m giving birth to a dolphin from the noises we hear on the monitor, but the ultrasounds all still look human. I have pictures from one a few weeks ago that I’ve been meaning to post, but I’m too tired to do it now. We’ll get another ultrasound on March 4 just to make sure she’s still growing and I’m not near going in to labor.
Anyways, that’s what we know for now. I’m still hoping we can make it another 7 weeks, which would mean no NICU, but even making it to Thursday (30 weeks) is another milestone. I’ll keep you updated.
Oh, and my husband definitely dumped my jug of pee on himself when we were leaving the hospital. That’s true love right there kids.
Anyways, I’m hoping to have real blog content again someday. Did I mention my doctor says I can probably start running 5-6 weeks post delivery? I’m pretty stoked about that. I feel like I will have no muscle tone left by the time this is all over.