Needles, urine, heart monitor, ugly hospital gown -- that is what my day consisted of.
Yesterday was my weekly doctor's appointment. I met with my regular doctor's partner, just so I would know her in case my doc is unavailable when I go into labor. Which is why it caused some concern and confusion when my blood pressure was again elevated -- higher than it's been yet. The doc decided that I should go back this morning for another BP check. We were all hoping that it would have come down by this morning...
but, no, it was even higher! Which meant I was sent right back to the hospital. This time with the very real fear that I might not leave the hospital before I had a baby, since I'm so close to my due date.
I went through all the same test that I did the last time I was there. And the results all came back the same - NORMAL. My BP came down a little while I was there, but it was still higher than we were comfortable with. So, I was sent home with my super-fun 24 hour urine test to complete and orders to go back to my doctor for another BP test on Thursday morning. Whew...no baby yet!
I know this kid could show up any time now, and my doctor could decide to MAKE him show up at any time -- but I still have a bunch of stuff to do! Shopping to do, showers to go to, pedicures and hair cuts to get...but, we'll see. And we'll do whatever we have to in order to keep me and Lil Major healthy and safe.
To complicate this a little more -- here's the latest on my parents arrival in Wichita. They were scheduled to pull out of Bako with all their stuff on Sunday morning, which would have put them at our house this evening. But, their plans didn't go according to schedule either. They left a day late, with an additional truck and trailer to fit all their stuff! So, they should FINALLY arrive tomorrow sometime. Their trip is going well so far, and we're so thankful that my brother is there to help them, especially since they have an additional vehicle to drive now. Anyway, mom gave me strict orders to NOT have the baby before tomorrow night. Ok, mom, whatever you say! =) Luckily, it looks like she'll get her wish.
This isn't what I was expecting, but does it ever work that way? We are so excited to meet Lil Major, but we're also a little nervous about all of these surprises.