Thursday, October 11, 2007

Potentially grounded - with a side of sparkles.

I had another follow up today with the OB - my urine's finally mostly clear and just is too concentrated. Lots of floating white flakes in it - though I have no idea what they were, and forgot to ask. Doctor said he wants me drinking a lot more water and cranberry juice. No protein in the urine though, which is good. He put the doppler low on my stomach and after a fair bit of searching that freaked me out - he found the rapid whoosh whoosh whoosh heart beat. It made me cry. Again.

The pelvic was more painful than normal, but I swear to God it feels like he tries to fist me when he's doing those. Because I'm still bleeding, he's sending me to a perinatologist next week.

We're scheduled to leave for Dublin, Ireland two weeks from today. The doctor was pretty adamant that he does NOT want me going. I'm heartbroken, as it's the only time before the end of the year that we'll have for vacation - and our tickets are non-refundable. He said that it's possible he'll clear me for the trip, but not until after the visit to the perinatologist - and my ultrasound next week, and then another visit to him the day before the trip.

Sigh. Keep your fingers crossed for me. I really want to go to this trip - but obviously, I'm not going to put the baby in danger.

Oh. and I'm now sporting a new bauble. Patrick proposed. As nothing in our relationship has been traditional, he picked a very non-traditional ring. A 2.1 carat blue sapphire set in an Edwardian swirl of diamonds in 18kt white gold. The ring is from 1909 - and is gorgeous. We had to size it down from a 6.75 to a 4.75 - and while it's still a bit too big for me, I'll be able to hopefully wear it through the pregnancy. Our parents are delighted, and while we're debating whether to get married before the baby comes - at least for now they're placated.

10 comments:

Nico said...

Oh, I really hope that everything clears up and you get to go on your trip!

And, CONGRATULATIONS on your new betrothal status. SO happy for you :-)

DD said...

That's so sweet! (that he proposed, not that you may be grounded from an oversea trip)

Congratulations to you both!

orodemniades said...

Ee! Congrats! And, um, piccy!

daysgoby said...

CONGRATULATIONS!

Everything's coming up roses!

Jenn said...

Congratulations!

Flicka said...

Congrats, dear! The ring sounds gorgeous!

Dee said...

Congrats to you and Patrick, that is lovely news, and the ring sounds gorgeous.

Wishing you medical clearance for your trip and a perinatalogist visit that is completely uneventful.

MsPrufrock said...

What the frick, no pictures of what sounds to be a GORGEOUS ring? C'mon.

Congratulations, and good luck being able to go to Dublin. It's such a lovely city...

PiquantMolly said...

CONGRATULATIONS, YOU TWO!

Need pic of bling, please.

lala said...

Congratulations! That's fantastic news.In my heart I want you to go to Ireland anyway but that doesn't mean I want you to put the baby in danger, I just want to see Ireland myself.