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Breakdowns and Babies

September 29, 2010

Sorry I’ve been MIA lately.  I’ve just been so tired and a little cranky.  I didn’t post after last week’s routine OB appointment cause I had a bit of a breakdown and just didn’t feel up to it.  Everything was fine but Baby B decided to sleep through her NST which put me over the edge.  I started crying and fearing the worst but she got really rowdy towards the end and made me feel better.  All my other stats were on target.

Well, yesterday’s appointment was more of the same.  I spent the morning spotting so I figured things were brewing up in cervix land.  Fortunately, Mr. B accompanied me to the appointment for moral support and I’m so glad he did.  Weight, urine and blood pressure were all fine and Baby B’s heart rate was in the 140s as usual.  But, again, she decided to nap during the NST.  The freak-out ensued and I think I scared the nurse.  Dr. OB came in to reassure me that the baby was fine but I wasn’t buying it.  He checked my cervix and determined that I’m 3cm dilated and 70% effaced.  Through my tears, he offered to send me to L&D for more monitoring to reassure me.  I gladly took him up on the offer.  Mr. B and I arrived to the unit and got hooked up to the monitors.  Baby B was way more active which made me feel alot better.  Turns out, I was also contracting every 5 minutes.  We stayed there for about 2 hours.  Afterwards, Dr. OB came and said it was OK for me to leave, returning for bleeding, stronger and more consistent contractions or water gushes.  The new plan is to report to the hospital on Friday morning at 6:00 am for induction since I’ve already started things on my own…unless I go into labor naturally between now and then.  BirthDay should be Friday!  Dr. OB said after I get admitted on Friday, he’ll break my water, hook me up with my epidural and let it ride.  For some reason, he’s quite confident it won’t take long and I sure do hope he’s right.  Until Friday…

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 29, 2010 12:54 pm

    Sorry for the hard week. 3cm is GREAT! Good luck. Wow, Friday you will have a beautiful girl in your arms (and stuck to your boob)

  2. September 29, 2010 12:55 pm

    Sorry, didn’t mean to assume you would breastfeed. Hope that comment wasn’t offensive.

  3. September 30, 2010 12:41 pm

    friday … as in TOMORROW?! omg! so excited! can’t wait to meet baby b!

  4. October 4, 2010 7:50 am

    On pins and needles waiting to hear how things are going! Hope you have a sweet babe in your arms.

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