Saturday, October 11, 2008

Fro baby...

Little Sarah has a fro. I knew something was to come from all of this indigestion and heartburn. She wouldn't move her hands out of in front of her face, but they were able to get a good side profile pic (below) of her. It makes her look like she has a mohawk.

My appointments yesterday were eventful. My doctor appointment in the morning wasn't so much, but I am measuring about 1 1/2 weeks bigger than I am.
I had an NST in the afternoon. (NST is a non stress test. They put monitors on your belly, one for the babies heartrate and one for the mom to see if your uterus is contracting. you get to sit for 20 minutes and they record everything.) Since Sarah wasn't giving us a good read out on the strip, they had me stand up, sit up, lay back, whatever to get her moving and get a good readout. Her heartrate was at 140 and wouldn't go above 155. Finally, she cooperated with us and had some good accelerations. I had 3 contractions during this time, nothing big, but enough for them to want me to take it easy. if they get worse or whatever, I am supposed to go in.
Then I had my ultrasound. They found that my amniotic fluid was higher than last week. Wonderful...so they sent my info to my doctor, who is on vacation right now. Another doctor had to look at it but was in an amniocentisis at the time so I waited almost and HOUR in their office, after closing, for them to get back to me. They sent me home, but told me, yet again, if my contractions start to get worse to be admited. They also want me to journal Sarah's movements and take it easy, lay on the couch and drink lots of water when I feel the contractions.
I've been feeling pretty crappy the last few days. Mostly tired and just not feeling well. So I guess over the next, however long it takes for this baby to come, to just chill and do a lot of nothing.

5 comments:

Josh n Betsie said...

RElax RELAX RELAX! Trust me to dont want to have her yet. I was lucky my girls were fine but you never know. That extra fluid makes you contract a ton. have fun doing NOTHING! Love you

CrazyMomof7 said...

I LOVE all of the hair.
Take it easy, rest and drink. Let your friends and family help. We are here for you.

j. call said...

I know that you have your babies early, but lets not get too carried away here. We don't want a tiny Preemie if we can help it, right? That hair is amazing. I am jealous. I had bowling ball head children, but I guess they make up for it now. Love you. Take Care...

The Barney's said...

you heard the orders...nothing but taking it easy. Sure wish I were closer to help. I cant get over the ultrasound pictures they have now. The details (like hair) that they show. Keep that baby in there a bit longer. Miss ya!

Becky said...

It has been such a crazy month and I have had a hard time checking other's blogs- so I just got caught up on yours . . . Glad to see that you are hanging in there- you are almost there! I can't wait to see the gorgeous pictures you will most likely take of Sarah after she is born. And- like you- I LOVE fall!! Makes me want to make something with pumpkin in it (pumpkin chocolate chip bread is my favorite . . . )