As the title implies, it's Melissa's birthday. I feel like I get to celebrate as much as she does today (or, at least, that I have as much to celebrate).
Today also marks one week until her due date. Except for some minor complaints -- swollen feet, etc. -- she'd weathered the pregnancy pretty well. But today the nurse midwife reported that her blood pressure had spiked since the last visit. This is the first worrying side effect of the pregnancy and we're hoping that the prescribed day of bed rest will take care of things. We'll go for another office visit tomorrow and see what's what. If it hasn't dropped on its own, we'll have to talk about medical options.
I will keep you updated, internets.