Today marks 33 weeks! Thank you all for your thoughts on getting the non-stress test (NST). I had my first one on Tuesday of this week. I'm not sure the name "NST" is fitting in terms of how the first one went! I was settled into the recliner and strapped to the baby heart rate monitor and the contraction monitor and baby's heart rate was consistently between 130 and 140, which is great. However, she appeared to be asleep, so I felt very few movements and there were no spikes in her heart rate, which is apparently what they are looking for (movement combined with spikes to show activity). After an hour and a can of juice (which did no good), we called it and I had an ultrasound. I wasn't worried that something terrible was happening, but I didn't feel great about the test and it was just unnerving. I found myself getting a little panicky and thinking "This is it. I'm going to be admitted to the hospital right now."
Everything was fine. Once we started the ultrasound, she started moving around and all of the measurements are right on schedule so there was no cause for concern. Apparently I am to eat a meal before I come in for my next NST so this doesn't happen again.
So, baby looks great (and so baby-like at this point), although she has flipped back over and is again in breech position, which I am hoping she'll resolve in the next few weeks. I had been feeling this movements very low in my pelvis, which now makes sense... she's kicking me with her tiny feet.
We didn't "schedule" the induction, but my OB is on call on the 26th through 28th of December, so we'll likely start on the 26th. It seems crazy, but that is one month away. We just need to hang on and stay healthy for one more month.
|33 weeks! It looks like her tiny nose is pressed up against a window. |
And those lips! I cannot wait to meet her.