Monday morning my sweet mom drove me to my doctor's appointment (I no longer fit behind the steering wheel with this gianormous belly). DJ was sad that he couldn't make it to the appointment - this was the first one he'd missed the entire pregnancy. Luckily, my mom didn't have to work and was able to take me.
My blood pressure has returned to the normal range and all of my blood work has come back completely normal! PRAISE THE LORD! The dr said my official diagnosis was "Gestational Hypertension". That's a diagnosis I can live with. It doesn't have any of the scary complications that pre-eclampsia carries with it. I just have to be careful not to over do it, get plenty of rest and fluids, and be closely monitored by the dr. But with only 5 weeks left until my due date, it's nothing major.
So the great news is I've had many of my bed rest restrictions lifted! Woo hoo! I have to lay on my left side for 2 hours every morning and every night, I can't get out in the heat of the day (who wants to?!?!), and I can only do light activities around the house. But that means I can do an early morning pedicure, I can do some dusting, and I can even make it to the store if need be... This is a huge relief! Now we just have to be careful not to over do it. We are so excited that my blood pressure is under control! My focus continues to be on taking good care of this sweet little boy tucked away where no one can see. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement. Only 5 weeks left!!!