triple07--I'm so glad everything seems to be OK, although I'm sorry about the modified bed rest. A gallon of water!! Wow! That is a lot. But it's so hot there... I can see where it would be necessary. Again glad to hear all is well.
AFM, had my 35+6 appointment this morning. Not all good news, unfortunately. My blood pressure was sky-high (147/80!!!!!!) which absolutely floored me because I felt calm and had measured it at home last night at 105/82. She took it again at the end of the appointment and it was still 137/79. The cuff was down oddly low both times and felt like it was tightening around my elbow, so I'm not sure these are the world's best readings... but still, it was repeatable so I have to accept that it is what it is.
So, they did a protein test on my urine and that came out negative, which is at least good. Baby is head down, low, lying along my left side now (weird... she was on the right side for so long), HB in 140s, I feel lots of movement pretty much every day, so MW said, considering that I haven't measured anything over 120/80 at home, there is really nothing to worry about at the moment and her level of concern about this is very low. Still I'm only 36w, a first-time mom so it is really unlikely I will go into labor on my own before my due date, and I know this is likely to get worse quickly instead of better. 4 more weeks seems like an eternity right now when I know even very healthy people often start to have problems past their due date. I am returning next week for my next appointment.
Although I know this is probably more a function of my weight, genetics, etc. I am REALLY resenting my job right now. It's a very stressful week where I could probably work 60+ hours if I wanted to. I never really had any intention of doing that (I'm so tired and spacey these days that I end up in tears if I try to work more than an 8-hour day, plus we have baby-related commitments pretty much every night this week so it's not like I can stay here till midnight anyway... of course I am constantly aware of being lucky that I even have a choice, and that weighs on me too) but it's still really stressful to have to tell people no, or to know that other team members are working insane hours and I'm not holding up my end of the bargain.
I'm pretty sure now that I'm going to end up with a scheduled induction, which I have been afraid of since day 1, but the pregnancy has gone so well that for a while I started to think everything would be OK. I'm just so disappointed and worried right now. Thanks for listening to my vent.
ETA: Also had GBS swab so I am waiting to see how that comes out.