I wanted to find the ugliest shoe in the world. There is a problem though. There are too many to choose from. Ones that look like lobster claws (only snakeskin, naturally), some blend of an Ugg and a Croc (so that is what they would spawn if you left them alone in the closet), some fish sandal (seriously, like a flounder with the thongy bit), and some scary set of spiky heels with TEETH. I couldn't choose which ugly shoe most resembles that shoe hanging above my head. But google "ugliest shoe in the world" and check out the images. It is worth it.
My blood pressure was 150/100, on the third attempt, after I had been sent off to go do something else for awhile. And that was the lowest. I don't know what it had been up to, I was afraid to ask. At least my urine is clean. But the midwife is coming to my house tomorrow to check everything again and discuss. She took more bloods (and left me with a good bruise). And turns out the Maternal Serum Screen was a mistake (not sure how?), although she is curious to see the results now.
Bubs is still measuring small. Her growth may have fallen off a bit, but we have to wait for the official ultrasound report to be sure. She seems to have enough fluid, the umbilical flow looked good, her heart rate is fine, but we are measuring 2 weeks behind on average. Ultrasounds will be continuing into the future.
Either way, I am being referred to a specialist. In the city 3 and a half hours away. My midwife will continue to be my LMC, but I suppose the specialist will decide what to do with me. And I think I can safely kiss the birth center one town over goodbye.
So I am not feeling like that other shoe has dropped. Not yet. But it has definitely lowered a tiny bit.
Update: Official ultrasound report is that bubs has grown appropriately. She may be small, but she is still growing at a good rate! Grow bubs, Grow!!