But, long story short, everything's ok, and I'm fine and the baby's fine, and I did eventually get food. Now I get to watch out for spots or sparkles in front of my eyes, dizzyness, blurred vision, swelling of the hands and feet, flushed or swollen face, headaches that don't go away quickly, epigastric pain (this one wasn't really explained all that well to me, so I don't exactly know when it crosses the line from indegestion, but I imagine if it starts to hurt, I'll figure it out), and a slew of other symptoms that send me right back where I was. What's funny is, I'd had a few of these the last couple days, but since they seemed like normal pregnancy symptoms, I didn't think anything of it. Apparently when they happen together, not so good.
The doctor at the hospital did say that if this persists, they can induce labor, which is essentially the cure, but I'd rather just do this whole thing when my body says so (which will, of course, be either three am or while I'm out with a shopping cart full of groceries or something). It seems like all the induced labors I hear about result in rediculously long labor followed by a c-section, and I don't want that. I know that the average labor time for a first time birth is about 20 hours, and I know that either way it'll be a long road, but I don't want to play with it any more than I have to.
So... yeah, that's pretty much it for the update, rambling, and griping for tonight... of course, I can't sleep, because I came home from dinner after all day in the hospital and crashed for a few hours. Now Hobbs is all curled up and cozy in bed, and I'm much too alert for my own good.