Tuesday, September 15, 2009

He continues to keep us on our toes!

I had a short stint in labor and delivery tonight. I called my doctor because I was not feeling as much movement as I had been, and they told me to go right there.

So, of course I freaked.

They hooked me up to the monitors and the sweet sound of his heartbeat filled the room. At first I got nervous because his heartbeat went up and down, but they reassured me that was good.

I was monitored for what felt like 6,000 years and it was so bizarre to be there hooked to the monitor listening to his heartbeat. It was so surreal. Finally, the midwife came in and did an ultrasound.

It turns out that he is low on fluid. He is not extremely low but low end of the normal range. They finally let me go but let me know that my OB will calling me tomorrow to schedule an ultrasound to check fluid levels. I could notice a huge difference from my last ultrasound. There was much more baby, and much less fluid.

I am glad I made the call and went. I was hesitant and Blake told me that I worry too much, that he is probably fine. I almost didn't go. I feel so much better knowing he is busy squirming away in there but I will feel much more reassured when I talk with my doctor.
I really don't know what all this means yet, but have read a little that could cause me to freak out. Most of the time everything is fine but it could mean that there is a birth defect (which I would have thought they would have caught in the many ultrsounds I have had) and could increase the risk of a c-section, or that the baby will have to come early.
I just hope that the levels stay, and do not decrease. If they decrease, he will have to come out. I need him to stay put for a little while longer. I am actually not freaking out, trying to remain positive that it's nothing but I still worry about my little monkey. I pray that he stays put until he is good and ready to come out.


LC said...

Praying for you and baby B! I am so glad that you went to the doctor. I am a hypochondriac so I know that I would have been worried too. See...it is good to go with your gut!

Julia said...

Scary! Just goes to show that our intuition can be right and not just neurotic:)

Praying for you and the babe...remain calm and keep us updated!

Jennelle said...

How scary, Amy! Good for you for following your instincts.

N. said...

What a scary night, but good for you for following your motherly instincts. I'm praying for you and your Monkey!

Sarah said...

I agree with PPs, you did good by going with your gut. Keeping you and Baby B in my thoughts!

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you Amy!! Please keep us updated.

Mrs. Dirnberger said...

I am praying for you and him that he stays put! I know he wants to come out and meet his incrediable parents but he needs a little more baking time!

Anonymous said...

Oh no, sounds scary! Praying for you and the little baby, easier said than done but try to be calm and relaxed . . . and enjoy your baby shower!!!