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My first hospital visit.

Well, my child decided to act a fool today, and not move. 

At all.

For 4 hours.

I tried everything.  I drank juice, ice-cold water, laid on my side, jiggled my belly.


Told C-Dub, and the next thing I knew, I was on my way to the hospital.

Got there, the strip(the heart rate) was 140s, but not exactly what they call “reactive.”  They buzzed him, turned me from side to side.  Nothing. No movement.

And my blood pressure was 138/98.

Ahhhhh yes.

And of course I was contracting every 3-5 minutes.


The blood pressure went down after about 30 minutes, and with me on my side.

So, they sent me down to ultrasound for a BPP(Biophysical Profile) and as soon as the ultrasound was on, there he was….moving and grooving, like nothing was wrong.  He is a busy boy in there.  I guess he had just been taking a nap.(Stinker)

So, he passed the BPP with 8/8.  We did get to see his chubby, cute little face(awwwwwwww!) He had his whole hand in his mouth and was kicking and squirming like NOTHING was wrong.   Why couldn’t I feel any of it?  It seems I have a lot of fluid(not too much, but at the higher limits of normal).  They said that could be the reason why I don’t feel as much movement as before.


So, anyway, solved the baby movement issue, but not the contraction one.

They were really steady, and the funny thing was, I had been feeling the contractions all day, but thought it was gas!  So, they weren’t/aren’t painful.  I just feel the tightening/cramping.  It’s like an afterthought. 

Beth, my midwife, left it up to me if she should check my cervix to see if I was dilated.  I said yes, because if she didn’t, I would just wonder, and worry myself to death. 


I didn’t want to know about effacement .  But the way she said closed, made me think there is something else going on in there.  But I’m not feeling them, I’m almost 36 weeks, and she said they wouldn’t stop me now if I was.


I need another few weeks!! I’m not ready!  As much as I complain about being uncomfortable, I need him to stay in a little while longer.

So, long story short, I went home with the “come back if your water breaks, or your contractions get stronger” speech.


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    October 26, 2009 at 7:59 am

    Wow , what a day you had. Well I hope you are resting and getting plenty of fluids because I have a feeling he will be making his debute soooooon.

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    October 26, 2009 at 8:20 am

    Glad to hear all is well! I’ve noticed that Nellie goes for hours sometimes without moving. It worried the hell out of me at first, but now I’m coming to kind of be used to her routine. She’s not the most active baby ever, and it seems she’s most active at night when I’m sleeping (I stayed up LATE one night on a weekend and found her kicking and moving around 11 PM-12 AM).

    Get plenty of rest, mama! So excited for you!

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    October 26, 2009 at 9:15 am

    I’m so glad that everything is okay. Baby Dub is a typical little boy, putting HisMama through drama already! 🙂

    Take it easy MyFriend. It sounds like he’s going to be here sooner rather than later!
    *Lots of hugs*

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    Quiet Dreams
    October 26, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Oh, man! How scary! So glad it turned out ok. Tell that boy to STAY PUT.

    And you, take it easy. (((hugs)))

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    October 26, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Glad everything’s OK, but I think everyone’s right – he’s getting ready to make an appearance. So get plenty of rest! 🙂

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    October 26, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Oh, girl! I’m so glad everything was ok. Yes, rest, fluids, put your feet up, relax.

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    October 26, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    I’m glad to hear that the baby is fine. It always freaks me out when I don’t feel movement for a while.

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    October 27, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Glad to hear that everything is ok! Hope the little guy is back to kicking up a storm!

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    B MoM
    October 27, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    whew! Glad to hear he’s ok! =)

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