What a great doctor! I love my midwife (and our decision to move to her has been the best maternity decision we've made so far) but was at an OB before switching our care to her practice. I probably wouldn't have switch if our OB had been as pro-NCB as yours. What a great feeling to be able to trust your OB so much!
Ugh, this insomnia is getting to me! I went to sleep before midnight, and DH even gave me a 20-minute backrub with relaxing music in the background right before I went to sleep. But I must've been sleeping real light -- I didn't even realize I had been asleep until I'd look at the clock again and so much time had passed. Then the last time I woke up I felt shaky and weird. I woke up kinda like that from my nap earlier too but figured it was just low blood sugar since I hadn't eaten yet. I felt strange the whole day though. And cried at the drop of a hat! I hope it's not my BP acting up again, but I didn't feel any different last week when it was high.
Maybe I just had a rush of hormones? Or maybe Ethan's pushing on my lungs when I'm laying down since he's so high and I'm not sleeping good because of that? I'm not having any more BH than usual, less than I did Monday in fact. Ethan's moving normally so I'm not worried about him
My OB appointment is this afternoon so I'll talk to him about it then. I have a feeling this is just end-of-pregnancy normal stuff though....
Do share this at your appointment. Always good to get answers!
Your DH sounds like a sweetie all right!
Have a good day!
Ivy, Leo and Forrest - May 2013
Whatever was wrong yesterday and last night seems to be gone now! When I finally got back to sleep, I slept HARD. Well, for the 2 hours till the alarm went off that is I feel better today, just tired. No chance for a nap today but that's okay. I'll just make sure I get to bed early tonight!
My appointment and u/s are in less than 3 hours.... I'll let y'all know how it went!
Looking forward to hearing how it all goes, and I'm glad you got a couple hours of solid sleep in!
Hi from Connie's mom I wanted to let y'all know that Connie's back in the hospital. When she went to her appt, they found out her amniotic fluid level was down to 5. They've got both of them on monitors and as long as Ethan's doing ok, they're going to wait and do it in the morning. If he starts showing any signs of stress, the dr will go in immediately.
As you can imagine, she is an emotional wreck right now. I'm about an hour away and don't drive but am going to get there ASAP. I'll keep y'all posted as I can........
I'll be praying for you and for baby, Connie!
Another appointment with my OB, another trip to L&D....
I had a scheduled u/s today to check Ethan's size and it's a good thing I did! It turns out that my amniotic fluid levels which are supposed to be 15+ right now are a 5. So back to L&D for another NST, which was fine. However, we can't risk the levels dropping any more so he's coming!
My cervix is still very high, long, and tightly closed. Not even a cm dilated yet. So there's no chance of them being able to induce me. Which means a c-section is my only option
I'm really disappointed, but I know there's no other choice at this point. It's dangerous for Ethan to stay in with my fluid level so low, and his well-being is my primary concern right now.
So I go in tomorrow at 9am, and I'm scheduled for 12 noon. I'm more nervous about the epidural than anything, seeing as how my mom had MAJOR problems with them and I was really hoping to avoid getting one. But I'd rather try that way than have to be under general anesthesia.
I'll try to get someone to update y'all tomorrow after Ethan gets here!
So sorry you're not going to get the birth you wanted, but I'm very glad they caught the problem before it got serious. And I'm VERY jealous that you're going to get to hold your baby tomorrow!
Oh Connie! This is not what you envisaged, but your doctor is doing what he knows he must. Such a good thing that everything is being monitored!
Very glad your Mom is on her way too! Very best wishes and looking forward to your news! Hope Barbara has the camera packed!
Ivy, Leo and Forrest - May 2013