I was just reading back through the last few weeks of my pregnancy with Lyddie and trying to remain hopeful that things will actually go the same way they did with her. I was so thankful when my water just broke and labor started on the very night we were planning to start trying to induce since my blood pressure was just so difficult to manage. I am praying and praying for something similar. I know inducing pregnancy may be in my future if my blood pressure gets too high for comfort, but I would really prefer to manage it with bed rest - as much as it sucks to be on bed rest.
So I've put myself on pretty strict bedrest - the guidelines my midwife gave were 2-3 hours laying down morning and afternoon and then evening resting as much as I can. I am pretty much staying down throughout all of today, I decided. I plan on resting tomorrow morning and getting up for the baby sprinkle some sweet friends are throwing for me, and then laying down again the rest of the evening. Then as much rest as possible the rest of the week.
So now it feels like a real waiting game, especially when the words "inducing" have come up at the last few appointments, although we're not there yet. I honestly feel like I would be okay going right up to my due date (but please not beyond, Lord) if not for the concern and anxiety about my blood pressure. The Lord is good and His plan is perfect; He answered these same prayers when I had Lyddie and I am hoping he allows this birth to be normal, simple and uncomplicated and at the end of the day we have a healthy baby to enjoy. But I am trying hard to trust that even if things get more complicated and we have to make some decisions about whether to induce, He will give us wisdom and peace.