One Fish, Two Fish

Home Sweet Home April 5, 2008

Filed under: Mom and Dad,Pregnant!,Third Trimester — leighnut @ 9:02 pm

It seems like forever since I have been in our house. We got back from San Francisco and I almost immediately went into the hospital. I have never been so happy to lie on the couch in my own house. I was a little nervous about coming home, because things have been going so well in the hospital, but now that I’m here, I know everything is going to be fine. Plus, I can sleep in my own bed, have access to fresh air anytime I want it, and I can see my wonderful, doting husband every day, which is the best gift of all.

We stopped at CVS on the way home and got an automatic BP cuff that looks veeerrrry similar to Bumpa’s so that I can monitor my pressures from home. I will go into the clinic on Tuesdays and Fridays for NSTs, labs, and ultrasounds. (NSTs twice a week, labs and ultrasounds once a week.) The best part is that, as long as my BPs remain as stable as they have been, delivery won’t be until 37 weeks!! I couldn’t be happier about that. So really, anytime between April 19 and May 10 will be potential birth day. If (and when) my BPs increase, I will be readmitted for BP meds and delivery at 34 weeks. So. That’s the plan. And I think it’s a good one.

And, as Rob says, even if I get two days at home, that’s two days more than I would have had. 🙂

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2 Responses to “Home Sweet Home”

  1. Karen Deniker Says:

    So glad to hear that you made it home. I know how good a “break” from the hospital feels, and I am very happy to hear the news. Keep growing baby. By the way, I just want you to know that I am hoping for a girl. I know where you can get some nice- hand me down-clothes if you are interested. Keep up the good work and keep the BP numbers down. Take care, Karen

  2. leighnut Says:

    Karen, after this experience, I have so much more empathy for the patients and families that I have taken care of over the years. I think every person working in health care should have to spend some time in the hospital!

    I know a girl who loves hand-me-down girl clothes! We would definitely take you up on that offer. Thank you!


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