Care to guess what this is a graph of?
The stock market? The US Dollar? Property values? New petroleum discoveries? My retirement plan?
Nope, this represents the likelihood of our baby being born at home. It's pretty much zero now. C-Section futures are way up.
Actually I just stole this graph from the web somewhere, and I have no idea what it actually represents. But it illustrates morale here fairly well.
Despite days of bed rest for her and household double-overtime for me, Lori's blood pressure is frustratingly drifting upward after an initial drop. Her swelling is way down (well except that belly... ouch! hey!), and her battery of tests all came back clear, but just on blood pressure alone, the redline is getting close.
As recently as this afternoon, we thought our odds were improving. But alas...
At some point I may get into why we've put a lot of importance on this, but not right now. I'm tired, and priorities are elsewhere. And circumstances are making it somewhat irrelevant.
In attempt to keep everything in perspective, I'll say that Lori's still feeling fine physically, and the baby is at full term, quite active, and by all indications, healthy.
And we may be meeting him very soon, which does help put this whole thing in perspective.