This is a first for me, writing a post from DH’s iPad.
I have been a bit scarce, but I have a good reason.
On Tuesday afternoon I went to get my blood pressure checked out with the midwife. It was meant to be just a regular check up but the next thing I know I am being sent to the labour ward for more tests. They did this test where they check your blood pressure every 3 min for half an hour. They also checked my baby with a fetal monitor.
Baby was fine. Me? Not so much.
So now I get admitted to the labour ward. It was all a bit of a blur. Phone calls and paperwork.
But I realize now what was happening. Did it ever happen to you where your head wanted one thing but your body knew better? It made me remember another time when I landed up in hospital. I was in a foreign land of Taiwan and had a scooter accident. My poor roommate had to deal with me losing my memory! Even though it was just for one night. It was in the midst of us being between jobs and I think somehow I just didn’t want to deal with everything.
And I think in ths case I really wanted to work and fulfill my obligations. That’s what my head was saying, anyway. But my body had had enough.
So I landed up in a hotel. I mean, that’s what it felt like. Choosing what to eat and having someone bring it to you…. I mean, this is great. If you leave out the part where they keep waking you up to take Bp and fetal readings.
I was in hospital for two nights. They got my Bp down, gave me meds, and got me out of work.
My mom in the meantime decided to fly up and is washing dishes as I type this. She won’t let me do much! I think she is convinced that I could have the baby any day now, although doc says not, maybe only one week earlier. He is such a nice doc, by the way. And the staff were fabulous.
As for work I think they probably saw it coming. I dropped off the unmarked books in my car the day I was discharged. Feel bad, but not that bad. They still want to go ahead with my shower which is really sweet.
Well for now I am officially a bum. Lying sideways on it, that is.