The countdown is officially on ... tadpole should be here by the end of next week. Why do we know this? Well, last week my blood pressure spiked and my ob/gyn sent me home. After a restful weekend, another spike at the doc's office on Monday and she sent me home for the duration. No going to work. Not supposed to be doing housework, errands, etc. Must recline/lie on my left side. Good news? Can work remotely. And, I'm going crazy after 2 days of this!
Good news? The doc agreed to my birthday date with the Hub tonight to go to the fancy movie theatre to see Harry Potter 7. Have clearance to recline at the in-laws for Thanksgiving. Then recline at home for football on Friday & Saturday. No guarantee there won't be a BP spike during either the FSU v. UF game or OSU v. OU game.
Bad news? The nursery is so not done ... and no sitting at the sewing machine for me. Also, the Hub has picked up even more of the heavy lifting around the house. He's so awesome ... planted the pansies I bought, already set up the Christmas tree (my MIL is coming over on Saturday to decorate for me ... says she's bringing a long pointer for me to direct her).
So, now I'm thinking about the bag for the hospital. I've seen lots and lots of "must take" lists and I have a pretty good idea, but I'd love to hear from you what was your #1 item packed or what was the thing you forgot that you really wish you'd had ... music? your own pillow? snacks for the Hub? what? ... and, what did you bring that wasn't necessary?
So, as my doc said on Monday, the only way to get my BP down is to become "unpregnant." That means on Monday, she'll examine me and we'll determine a date next week to introduce tadpole to the world. Wow. It's finally here.