Monday, April 28, 2008


So, we have gotten out of the worried phase (the doctor's have anyway, I wasn't worried). I went to the doctor's on Friday, expecting a normal appointment. Hah! Yeah, right...

All the swelling is pretty much gone. This was good. The blood pressure wasn't good. I don't know why it goes up and down the way it does. I'm weird, I suppose. At any rate, the first reading they got was 136/100. That was kind of high, so they checked it again at the end of the appointment and got 130/92. Lower, but still not good, by whatever standard they were using (I don't think that it's that horrible, but what do I know?). So, I got sent over to the hospital where I laid for nearly 4 hours. They monitored the baby (who was just peachy) and took blood pressure readings (which were all normal) and took a whole lot of blood (there were 8 vials when all was said and done) and had me pee in a cup AGAIN (I had just gone at the beginning of the appointment). After laying there for awhile, they decided I was fine (duh) and could go home (thank you!). But first I had to get instructions on collecting pee for 24 hours. Yeah, you don't want to have to do that, ever. The final remark on my discharge papers (I was admitted for 'observation') was bedrest. Hahahahahahaha... I had to drive back to the hospital the next day to return the pee. So yeah, that was really restful. And then, I had to go back this morning for a non stress test at the doctor's office (so much for resting).

So they monitored the baby some more (still just peachy). My blood pressure was 120/71 (don't ask me why it does these things... just to be difficult, I guess). That was it. Happily, now I don't have to go back until next Monday. That will get us into May (woohoo, baby month!).

I have instructed the peanut that he would, in fact, make a wonderful mother's day present, if he was so inclined. We shall see...

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