Thursday, September 29, 2016

Bed Rest Update + 38 Weeks Tomorrow!

Well, I've officially been on bed rest for 2 weeks as of today. I'd like to say that it's been relaxing & enjoyable but that would be a lie. I've watched SO much TV that I feel like my eyes might fall out. I even hurried home the other day from my doctor's appointment just so I could watch Final Jeopardy. Being on bed rest is kind of like when you're sick & you feel like you're never going to get better & you're so eager to get back into the real world. Anyway, I felt like I should give everyone a bed rest update on how Ruby & I are doing, so here you go!

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We are both doing okay! Ruby is staying nice & healthy. Her heart rate has been good-- every time I do my NST's, they like what they see on her end. Me on the other hand.. just call me high maintenance I guess. My blood pressure stays high until I lay on my left side (& even on my right side! The nurse today who did my NST let me lay on my right so I didn't have to stare at the wall & my blood pressure was great laying that way!). My doctor has been out of the country for my last two appointments so I've seen a different doctor & my doctor's PA. They both haven't been concerned about anything while she's been gone, they've just kept me on bed rest! Which basically it sounds like I'll stay on it until Ruby is born. The nurse who did my NST today told me she'd be surprised if my doctor doesn't discuss with me on Monday at my appointment about being induced in the future. I have mixed feelings about it, but ultimately I want to do what's best for Ruby & me. I'm also pretty ready to get this show on the road soon. I REALLY want to make it to October for some reason. I don't know why, but I want an October baby ha. So let's make it until at least Saturday, Ruby! I know that keeping her in me as long as possible to "cook" is good, but this whole waiting process & being stuck on bed rest is getting really old.

I've made some progression in terms of my body getting prepared to have her, but nothing super significant. And I haven't had any real contractions yet (which I'm not really complaining about). Tomorrow I'll be 38 weeks.. Yay! All I can say is I'm thankful that the nurses & doctors are monitoring Ruby & me to make sure we stay healthy.. And that fall TV shows have come back on or else I'd have nothing to do all day long :)

Here's to hoping Ruby is an October babe & I get off bed rest soon!



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