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.