Archives for: October 2005, 10
Well, my doctor was right. I was sure I'd go into labor once I went of the medications, but very little changed. I feel much better without the prescription, it had caused me low blood pressure, headaches, fuzzy-headedness, and red circles under my eyes. It was worth it to keep the labor at bay, but I'm glad we're out of the woods. In 3 more days we'll be out of preemie territory, and I'm grateful for that. It's common practice to give any baby born more than 4 weeks early a boatload of antibiotics and such, so it will be nice if we can spare him and his immune system that experience.
I'm not ordered to be on bedrest anymore, but I'm trying to be down as much as possible, while still soaking up a little fall sunshine. I've met most of my work deadlines, had some help with Halloween decorations, my hospital bag is mostly-assembled, and I'm ready for anything...the nature of my personality makes it hard for me to wait around and see what happens, yet also I can't quite figure out how we could make it all the way to 40 weeks. So, I'm waiting...
Pomegranates hit the stores here this week, and I'm trying to eat as many as I can before the baby is born and I'm no longer able to spend the time it takes to properly enjoy one. Studies show that if a pregnant woman drinks pomegranate juice, her baby is less likely to suffer any damage if he has any oxygen deprivation during labor. They're neutral for As and Os, beneficial for O non-secretors. B's and AB's could try other juices (cherry, blueberry, cranberry, any deeply pigmented berry should be good), which probably have the same benefits, just not the corporate backing for the studies to find it out.