So … the hubby does NOT need surgery! That was the best news of the day yesterday and let me tell you, we were both breathing huge sighs of relief! He’s in a giant boot and on crutches for the next three weeks (he sees the ortho doc again Nov 30 to check in) and the actual recovery process will still be a total of 4-6 weeks … but at least he doesn’t need surgery! We also managed to assemble the crib last night, so that was a huge relief off my shoulders.
(Everyone (except my mom) *says* I’ll want her in our room/in the pack ‘n play and that having the nursery ready doesn’t matter … but it does to me … mostly because we don’t know where we’ll want her to sleep yet. Much of parenting is going to be trial and error and what works for us might not be what works for someone else and vice versa — so it’s important to me that we have all our options covered).
I also had another non-stress test yesterday (at the same time as hubby’s appointment, actually, so that was kind of ironic–sitting there worried about his prognosis and all!) and it went well. My blood pressure is like ridiculously good and that always makes me happy. They had to jolt my belly again to make her move, but the nurse said that is pretty common because babies sleep most of the day and are not going to be “reactive” on command just because it’s my appointment slot.
Typically these tests will be M/Th but this week are Tues/Fri. I have to say, there’s something awesome about just laying back in the chair with the bands around my belly, listening to Maya’s heart-beat and just being “one” with her. I realize it probably sounds like crazy-talk, but trust me, it is comforting to me now. I almost didn’t want to leave, but I DO have a full-time job and needed to get back to work.
For the most part, I am feeling great … surprising since I have not worked out at all in almost two weeks (except for walks and one day at the gym) … but I’m honestly OK with it. I’m physically tired and don’t want to put any undue stress on my body right now. And as I’ve said before, I’m enjoying not “having” to go. I’m liking it being a conscious choice. I’ve never been a lazy person and don’t expect to become one — which I need to keep in mind — and I have a very legitimate reason for taking a break right now. The fact that I see this (and don’t view it as a problem!) is huge progress.
The only things that are really bothering me are my lower back, which just constantly feels pressure on it… and my bladder, which feels great pressure and constantly needs emptying. I swear, I’m in the bathroom every 10 minutes and in our temporary office space, I’m the absolute furthest spot from the bathroom — of which there are only TWO stalls for like 60 women and three of us are pregnant. 😦 I don’t want to raise the issue and be a PITA, but it’s getting increasingly harder to focus and while traditionally I’d welcome any extra added exercise … right now, it’s NOT my priority!
So that’s my update! Thanks for all the well-wishes … your good thoughts and prayers worked! Now we just need Maya to stay put til mid-December 🙂