Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Just a little paranoid

Yesterday I was running around like a chicken with it's head cut off making chocolate covered strawberries and getting ready for our spa day at MOPS. Then I had to go to church last night and set up for our MOPS meeting that was today. I got home last night and went to bed, but as I laid down the baby didn't start moving around like he/she usually does so I started worrying. I was awake most of the night. The only way I could get the baby to move was to push around on my belly a little and even then, I'd just get a little kick and then nothing else. I got up several times and got a cold drink, but still nothing unless I pushed around. Finally at 4:57am I got a little bit of movement and was able to sleep until 6:30 when my alarm went off. I got ready and went to MOPS. I was busy setting up and eating breakfast and didn't really pay much attention until I was getting a massage and noticed that I hadn't felt the baby move in awhile. Finally during clean-up after our MOPS meeting I started worrying a little more. I talked to Brian on the phone and he insisted I call my midwife immediately. A couple moms overheard my conversation and insisted on me leaving rather than cleaning up. I left MOPS and went directly to my midwife's office. The did an ultrasound and immediately saw a good strong heartbeat and movement. I was hooked up to the monitors and had a non-stress test and everything was fine.

My midwife kind of scolded me for not calling her in the middle of the night or at least calling the on call service. She said that she has me and another patient and by the time our babies are born she will have grey hair, but that if we are worrying she wants to be worrying with us. I feel so blessed to have such an awesome midwife who is so understanding. She knows that this pregnancy, and probably everyone to follow, will be full of worry, but not only that, she insists that I call her and come in anytime I need to....she is a true blessing.

FYI - the heart rate was between 134 and 140 when the baby was inactive (sometimes even dipping as low as 127) and would jump up to the 150's when active. Last week my midwife was saying she thought it might be a girl, but today she said she is changing her guess and thinks that it is a boy. Not only that, but every nurse kept referring to the baby as "he". If I was forced to make a guess I would say girl, but I'm not 100% like I was with Jesse and Olivia - I go back and forth quite often - really the only reason why I say girl is because I had one dream in which the baby was a girl. We will all know in a few months - for now, we'll just have to keep guessing. However, I am starting to be more paranoid about not having the nursery done before the baby is born and I don't tend to like the "neutral" theme. I've got some ideas - I'll blog on that sometime soon - I'd like to get your opinions :-)

9 comments:

Megan said...

Whew! That's a relief! I am the same way...I won't call unless absolutley necessary. But that is not a good thing. I don't know why I feel like I am bothing the Doc...that is why they get paid the bucks...plus the going rate for healthy babies these days is Priceless!!

Anne said...

You should have told me at MOPS..I would have brought Olivia home with Matthew and I!
Glad to hear everything is just fine!

Jen said...

I would have carted yo' @$$ to the NST chair and fed you those candy bars they have stashed! Glad to hear baby looks good. . .baby boy.

I was sure you were having a girl but after my 4 I'm a believer in heart rate. My girls were all in 160s+ and Super Wy was always under 150. HHHMMMM. . .

Megan said...

Reece was 160...so is this one! Could go either way!!:)

mommy to an angel said...

Olivia was in the 160's - can't remember what Jesse's was!

I was trying not to freak out too badly which would have happened if I would have shared my concerns with anyone - that's why I didn't really say anything until I was heading to Sheryl's office.

Wouldn't you know this baby hasn't stopped moving since I left Sheryl's office!!

Jen said...

I ended up there twice when I was pregger with Wyatt b/c he wasn't moving. One time he started up as soon as I got there. The other time his heartbeat was good but he refused to move! I jumped, drank water, juice, ate sugar, and finally we buzzed him. Nothing. Lazy kid wanted to sleep. I think he was practicing for when his sisters would start to bug him!

mommy to an angel said...

There went my theory! I had a dream last night about a bouncing baby Barnett boy! Now I'm confused!!

mommy24 said...

I shared with my OB that day about the love and concern you have from Sheryl. He just shook his head in agreement, but didn't offer to "love" me any differently! As far as I know, our next ultrasound isn't until 32 weeks.

PLEASE call me when your in those moods...you know I will laugh or cry with you!

FYI, Schutt baby at 150...I'm hoping it's not a "PAT".

mommy to an angel said...

"Pat! Who's that?"
You need some extra TLC during this pregnancy - sorry your dr isn't giving it up :-( I have another u/s scheduled on Tuesday - I love all the little peeks, I think I'd be in a padded room with a helmet on if I didn't have them.