I made it to 36 weeks! That was my goal so long ago, and it’s here.

Not without further incident; yesterday I felt really lightheaded and dizzy all day, so I called my doctor and went in to have my blood pressure checked. It was high, so to be on the safe side she sent me up to Labor & Delivery again for more monitoring and bloodwork to make sure my organs were still doing what they were supposed to (or something like that). The babies really didn’t want to cooperate and kept moving around, so it took 2 hours to get their heartbeats monitored. It finally took 2 nurses each holding a monitor on my stomach for 20 long, painful minutes. I thought my back might just die.

In the end, blood work was good, babies were great, and we were sent home with instructions for me to be on modified bed rest (meaning a lot of laying down).

We had a sonogram with our specialist today to check fluids and make sure everything was ok with the babies. Our doctor said the babies are pretty much cooked now, and if I end up in the hospital again with high blood pressure, I’m not going home without babies. The babies are breathing and a good size and doing everything they should be, so at this point if there’s any question, they’re better off out than in.

My bag is packed, the nursery is ready, clothes are washed, carseats are installed and checked, and we’re about as ready as we’re going to be. It might still be 2 weeks and 1 day, but it could be any day now. I guess I’m as ready as I will be.

Pretty crazy.

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