So I went in for my appointment this morning, and the baby wasn't moving and her heartrate was 115. The midwife got all calm and reassuring, which scared me more than anything else. Rather than send me next door for a non-stress test and a bio-physical profile, she sent me to the hospital, which also scared me. When I got there, the baby woke up and started kicking the fetal monitor.
Then they did an u/s, which wasn't great at first. Maddie wasn't moving or breathing for several minutes, and I could tell the tech was worried. It was *scary* to see her so still. So I poked her...then she woke up enough to satisfy him. I had enough amniotic fluid and the cord looked good. So they discharged me.
Meanwhile, on the way home, she proceeded to do jumping jacks all over the place.
It was worrisome. I feel bad because I think it's my fault. I had a stressful work week (someone else was in the hospital, so I worked extra to cover). I probably worked 12-14 hour days all week, and wasn't drinking or eating enough. This is a total wake up call for me to rest. I do push myself too hard, and for some reason I'm not comfortable with "wasting time." (This is probably some psych disgnosis in the making, but it's not causing me distress and it's self-reinforcing, haha!)
So I have two pieces of good news...
1) She is still a girl!
2) I am 3 cm dialated, so if they had to do an induction it would probably go well. Not that I want an induction, but this was a case when I would have been okay with it...