Tuesday, March 24, 2009

We Like To Keep Things Interesting...

This is just a quick update.  I had my non stress test this morning and remember last time when they said she passed "by the skin of her teeth?"  Well this time she "failed by the skin of her teeth."  I guess during a non stress test they establish a base line heart rate (hers was 150, which I guess is good and strong) and then in a period of 20 minutes she is supposed to have 3 accelerations where her heart rate goes up by at least 15 points.  Well hers would go up to like 162 and then back down.  So she was literally like 3 points away from passing.  But...we didn't pass.  They made me drink some cold water and watched me for over an hour but no luck.  

So I have been sent home to eat lunch (and hope that makes her more active) and then I am supposed to go over to labor and delivery and check in at 1:00pm today.  They will do another non stress test there at the hospital and hopefully with their more sensitive machines she will pass like the good girl she is (cough).  Once I pass I get to go home.  I asked the doctor if I needed to bring my hospital bag and her answer was that it wouldn't be a bad idea, and that if I brought it, it would ensure that I didn't need it.  But that yeah, I should probably be packing that thing sooner rather than later.  Great.  So comforting.  But they all said her heart rate was strong and good and that she wasn't in fetal distress.  So those are all good signs.  Now I am off to eat some lunch and then head over to the hospital with the positive thinking that I will be back home in time to have dinner with my little boy.  Here's hoping!  :)

(Edited to add:  I am home from the hospital, thank God.  I was hooked up and monitored for about an hour when the nurse came in and told me to drink some cold water and flip to my other side because the baby wasn't doing her thing.  Then she looked at my print out and realized that she had "passed" right when we had arrived.  She was just looking at the last half an hour or so of the print out and when she looked at the whole printout she realized we were free.  So I was only there a little over an hour and now I am home again and able to enjoy dinner with The Boy.  Phew!  I am free until Friday when we start the whole process over again...)

3 comments:

qweirdutah said...

After dinner with the boy tonight, send a quick update so we can stop worrying!
Sending you positive thoughts and energy.

Billy said...

Sorry to hear. Hope you pass it this afternoon. Please update.

AuntFancy said...

Hang in there! And stay in there and keep cooking little Girl! ;)