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...
I'm glad everything was ok. I'm with you on pushing myself beyond normal limits like that. Are you working up until the end? I'm glad its at least the weekend. Take some extra time to rest and get recharge your body.
~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)
I'm going to work next week, but I might call it done after that. I will hit 39 weeks on Tuesday, so there is no shame!
I was off today (I usually work Sun-Thurs), but I have to go in tomorrow for part of the day. What was starting to be a little tiny event is turning into this big political thing. This is why I'm glad I bought a maternity suit for $5 in 2007!
That sounds like quite a scare! The calm of the midwife would have freaked me out too! I'm glad it all turned out ok.
How scary!! In the end it looks like she just needed a little pushing around Im glad its the weekend and you can get the rest. im with you i will be working up until i have her. Its just easier for me to keep busy this way. Tho im down to two days a week both 9hr shifts. Im glad she is ok tho.. I would have had a panic attack i think!
Glad everything turned out okay! how scary that must've been! I'm glad you seem to be progressing and soon you'll be meeting this LO! And also, yay that she's still a she! Lol.
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