Friday, April 16, 2010

Non-stress testing

Some people have been wondering what a non-stress test is. So I had Chase snap a picture of me with the monitors on. To start the test they do an ultrasound just to check the fluid levels around the baby, they were at about a 14cm. Then they check my blood pressure. And then I get to have these fun monitors hooked to my belly. The monitor on the pink band measures contractions, and the monitor on the blue band monitors the babies heart rate. The colors coordinate to the lines that show up on the screen, which is what I was looking at. Watching and hearing the babies heart makes me so happy.
My blood pressure wasn't high today. The babies heart rate was great. I was having a few contractions, but couldn't feel them so the nurse wasn't concerned at all. I'll still go in weekly for testing, and I hope they go this well every time.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

It's about Love

My awesome big sister Brena and her family have been approved for their second adoption. If anyone hears of a possible adoption situation please keep them in mind, and pass on their profile.

Their profile can be viewed HERE .

Sunday, April 11, 2010

We've made it to 32 weeks

I just wanted to give everyone a quick update on what is going on with the pregnancy. Chase and I met with the specialist on Friday, he was very upbeat about the baby. He said that baby was growing as he should be, and is approximately 3 pounds 14 ounces. My fluid level is almost at 13cm, which was a shock to the doctor also. If I hadn't had so many problems in the beginning of my pregnancy the doctor said he would think I was normal.
While at the specialist I also had to start my weekly non-stress testing. I didn't do so well on this. I was already anxious about it. We sat in the waiting room for almost an hour(The longest we have ever sat in the waiting room at the specialist), I hadn't had any lunch, and I had no clue what a non-stress test entailed. The test itself isn't bad, they just hook 2 monitors to my belly and watch the baby's heart rate, and contractions. They also check my blood pressure. (I'll try and remember to have Chase take a picture of me with all the monitors at our next test) The babies heart rate was right where it needed to be, but I was having too many contractions, and my blood pressure was a little high. I was told to come home and do nothing but lay down and relax. So back on full bed rest. Thankfully I have a great husband and parents who can help me all the time.

We only have 3 more weeks before we are to our goal of 35 weeks. I'm excited I've made it this far, and that I haven't had to spend any time in the hospital yet.
A funny picture Chase wanted to do. This was last Saturday April 3, 2010. I was 31 weeks pregnant.
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