Well, I'm still in bed.  Resting.   

At least I'm at home in my own bed.  Although with all the Dr appointments I've got going on this week, I'm not sure how big a perk that is.  Haha.  I've already been twice this week and have two more appointments before the weekend.  At least they are keeping an eye on me, right?

Monday my blood pressure was up.  Higher than Friday.  This was not ideal.  They sent me home to rest again for another day before I had my regularly scheduled appointment with the doc today. 

Today, my BP was down a bit.  It was still in the "red" zone, but my diastolic was down closer to 90 than 100 (for those of you who have any idea what that means), so that was good.  So, the goal is to keep little man inside me for about another week and then we'll talk about inducing.  That will put me at 38 weeks and put him in a really good window for delivery. 

We've got an ultrasound scheduled for Thursday to make sure that little Ace is doing as well as his heart rate would indicate.  Then I go back in Friday for another BP check.  Then Monday again. 

I'm trying to keep myself as productive as possible - working on some work projects from home while I'm resting.  It's a little hard because my head aches SO MUCH (which is due to the high blood pressure), but it's nice to have something to keep me busy and distracted. 

Keep sending positive thoughts and prayers our way.  I'll keep you, dear blog readers, apprised of what happens from here.  And, hopefully, I'll have a picture of the boy to share after the ultrasound on Thursday. 

P.S. Have you weighed in on his name yet?  See the panel to the right.

P.P.S. Here are some pics taken of me on Friday - 36 weeks 5 days pregnant.


  1. You can do it!! I am so happy for you! Oooo I squeal with excitement!!! Just sleep girl, you are gonna need to stock up on that because I promise you, you are going to be in a severe deficit of it soon!! I love you Amanda. Hope you know that!

  2. Okay, usually I'm just a lurker because I'm an old friend of Geoff's and don't want to freak you out. But I have to know, where did you get that dress?? That looks so amazingly comfortable and you look absolutely fabulous in it! And sorry about the PIH and bed rest. Somehow that was always the hardest thing in the world for me to do... :)