Birdie – I’m sorry to hear about the bed rest! Hopefully they can get your BP down soon and you’ll be back on your feet in no time. Good luck! Sending you lots of healthy prayers.
Ram (and others talking about the price of u/s) – I’m shocked at the prices!! Geez! I’ve had a couple of u/s that my insurance didn’t cover, and even then it was only about $200 full price. But I must say, no matter what the u/s costs, it’s worth it to see your little one.
Meander – HI!!!! So good to hear from you! Alaric is just so cute – I love his little outfit & hat! The nap thing must really suck, but hopefully it’s just a phase and he’ll be back to normal within a week or two. As for the wine thing, I have a pregnant friend that drinks one glass of red wine a week, as approved by her doctor. I was never much of a wine drinker pre-pregnancy, so for me it wouldn’t be a treat. But I say as long as your doctor is okay with it (and it seems that most are these days), go for it.
Tear – Glad to see you are doing well, and staying busy, I’m sure!
AFM – Thanks for all the support and positive thoughts about my situation! I’m feeling better today, less weepy about the whole thing. We’ve decided not to push back the induction, mainly because of the schedule of on-call doctors. If we move it to later in the week, we’d end up with the one doctor I don’t want to be involved. As it is, we have a doctor we like. I also had some friends tell me stories of not being dilated at all just four hours before going into labor, or a day before going into labor, or various versions on that, so I have the tiniest bit of hope now that it could still happen on its own. And, if it doesn’t, DH has been very reassuring, and he’s helping me keep it in perspective that as long as Jacob arrives safe and healthy, and I’m safe and healthy too, that’s all that matters. I’m trying not to look at it as my body “failing.” Most of the time I’m doing better at seeing it in a new light… sometimes, not so much. On a positive note, at least I have a few more days to clean the house… speaking of which, time to go get started on that!