Update on the mind-wandering anxiety:
My blood pressure, while still higher than usual, is not in the hypertension/preeclampsia range anymore. My scale is out of whack, apparently, as I gained only 3 pounds in 10 days, not 5 pounds in a week. And to top it off, my fundal length increased from 22 cm to 25 cm in 10 days. My doctor was amazed; he figures that this growth spurt spawned the temporary hypertension, as it may have been causing some stress on my body. He wants to see me in a week to make sure that everything goes back to normal. Oh joy: sitting in the doctor’s office for another 2 hours while trying to entertain the dude with the scant-rancid waiting-room toys.
So to summarize:
- Not dying
- Not hypertensive
- Baby growing
- No stretch marks
- Matthew was still tasty
- If you have no friggin idea who Matthew is, go back and read this.