Thanks for the nice words, guys. I pouted about the test going so badly for a little while, and then I got over it. :P I had a really good appointment at my hypertension specialist today, my BP is the lowest it's ever been in my life, and I'm feeling good. They stressed to me that I need to be resting more, which I freaking hate - I know the dehydration is a bad sign that I'm not really taking care of myself, but I hate sitting around and doing nothing! Even my mother in law got her sassy little comment in - I mentioned that the baby has more energy at the times where I'm just crapped out in bed, unable to move, and she replied, "Maybe it's because you're finally sitting still for a minute!" This from the woman who stepped on a board with exposed nails in it the other day, punctured her foot in 3 places, and tried to drive the NEXT DAY. Without shoes on. Pot calling the kettle, indeed! :P
I drank 125 ounces of water today and felt so much better than I usually do - I had energy almost all day, no headaches, and no lightheadedness whatsoever. I know that's a sign, and that I have to just chin up and do it.
The baby is currently measuring in the 17th percentile, which freaked me out until I had it completely confirmed as to why by the BP specialist - it's her short legs! Everything is measuring right on track except for her legs, which are over a week behind. When he said that, he looked down at my legs, and we (he, my husband and I) all started laughing, because I'm only 5 foot 3 and NONE of my height is in my legs. I seriously have some of the squattiest legs ever. So, nothing to worry about. Her head and tummy are right on track. My husband says he's going to start calling her his little hobbit. :P
Yogini, I am nesting like crazy here too! I got to go to Ikea today after my appointment and holy crap, did I come home with a million little "oh, this is so cute!" things. Now my husband is planning out the painting, and I'm itching like mad to get started! We've been sending so much stuff to the thrift store lately, it feels so freaking good.