The persistent insomnia of late pregnancy does have some net benefits. Some nights, I work on my birthing relaxation using a couple of tracks on my phone (one from hyp. nobirthing and the other from circle and bloom). I've also used that time to read up on newborns and breastfeeding. Because I know just about nothing about the creatures and I hear tell there is one coming to live at my house very very soon. Tonight, I can use my 3:30 to 5:30am window for pecking out an update on my phone.
(At home I would use my computer but I am "sleeping" at Sattva's. This after an epic argument with Mr. A who insisted we needed our bedroom and office painted YESTERDAY, quite likely the day before our daughter s birth. I was incensed and also didn't want the paint fumes to affect gummy. Oh marriage.)
My OB appt. was less pivotal than I imagined. My bp was still high (even after a 3-day weekend of diligent rest), but not as high as some of last week's readings. My cervix had maybe thinned out a little, said the good doctor optimistically. And there was still no protein in my urine. Status quo.
Dr. Smiley asked what I wanted to do. Get a haircut and a pedicure and wait patiently until my gummy girl wants to make an exit of her own free will? I didn't say that but that sums up my wishes. I restated what I thought were my options: have the baby tomorrow (today!!!) or have the baby next week. Since I couldn't decide, she made the decision of repeating all the diagnostic tests today and decide based on the results.
So I am off to Pleasantville General Hospital for an ultrasound, a non stress test and some blood work later this morning. I will turn right to the u/s department. And no matter what happens after that, I will feel very grateful that I didn't turn left to the d&c department.