We actually passed the NST! Little boy decided to cooperate and move around so the NST would look good. Then the dr came in and asked how I was feeling and how things are going. We talked about bp, and she said it's a little higher than it should be, but to keep same meds, and that it is not anything to be too worried about at the moment. That was nice to hear. I'm measuring a little behind. She wasn't really worried. She said baby's head is very low, and that is why I'm not really big. But we are doing a growth scan on Friday just to check his weight.
She did the exam... which was extremely painful... I mean for real people... and I'm 1 cm dilated, which doesn't mean a lot, but that I am progressing. She also said, the big kicker, that she doesn't want us to go past 39 weeks because of the bp issues and risks to my health. So, we will be having a baby on or before Jan. 14!! Very exciting.
I asked about bedrest and activity level, and she said I can do a little more, even go run an errand or two, just no majorly long outings. So yay for no more home-bound bedrest! I did tell her that I really didn't want to go back to work. It's not so much that I wouldn't mind going in to work for a little while next week, but it would be hard to get back in the swing of things. I get really tired and out of breath easy. She didn't have a problem writing me a note that I need to stay home through the rest of the pregnany and 6 weeks postpartum. Plus if I go back at all, I start over with 2 weeks unpaid before I get short term disability. So maybe I'm a little lazy, and maybe we will need the money. I just think it's better if I don't go back. I will spend most of my time at home, but maybe we can go to the movies or out to eat this weekend. That will be nice. Maybe I can get a massage or a haircut.
So things are looking pretty good for today!