So, I went to the doctor. He wasn’t in the office today, but his nurse was there and she checked me out. My BP was high (well, high for me) at 135/90, but it dropped a little after I laid on my left and rested for 5-10 minutes. So… it took 36 weeks, but after the nurse consulted with the doctor, I am officially relegated to BED REST! Gaaaaah. Yeah, yeah. Most of you are like, ‘WTFever, lady, you’ve got a whopping two weeks to go…’, but it still doesn’t mean that I have to like it. Laying down hurts. But of course, sitting up also hurts. I suppose it doesn’t matter much, really. And honestly, it’s not super strict bed rest, either. Just ‘couch rest’, no stairs, no helping H with any chores*, no doing loads of laundry– just resting with my feet up as much as possible, leaving the house only for appointments and whatnot. So maybe ‘house arrest’ is the appropriate term. Whatevs. No big deal. I’m just thrilled to have made it this far without having any real complications.
I’m scheduled for my second weekly NST on Friday, so my OB will see me briefly then since he wasn’t actually in office to look at me today, but it should be just to make sure everything’s still okay (though at some point, I’m supposed to have my group B strep test and the whole gonorrhea/chlamydia routine– but I wonder whether I need either of these tests, since barring some strange miraculous event, I won’t be delivering via the possibly germy vagina…). I’m not spilling protein or anything, so the bed rest is just a preventative measure at this point to keep things from getting any worse. They’re also keeping me on the schedule for Monday (my already-scheduled OB visit, though I also have a NST and ultrasound in the morning), just in case they want to check on me again after the weekend.
So, just this quick update and then off to bed. Fun times are ahead, I’m sure!