This morning we had a NST and an appointment with the Midwife. The NST appointment too longer than expected this week. He was very sleepy at the beginning so there was a nice long stretch of baseline (120-130 bpm) heartrate. Then he started moving a bit and we got a good acceleration (up to around 170 bpm and then dipping to about 110-120 before leveling back out). At what should have been about 3/4 of the way through the test, we had two good acceleration and a couple good stretches of baseline. Then he moved and his heartrate jumped up properly, but the dipped down a bit lower than they would like to see it (85-90 bpm). When looking at the printout, I also had a mild (so slid I didn’t even notice it) contraction at the same time. Immediately after that, he got the hiccups and his heartrate jumped back up to the 150’s and stayed there (a little high for a long stretch). As soon as the hiccups went away, his heartrate went back to a normal base line. The dip with a contraction immediately followed a long stretch of higher heartrate even with a decent explanation of why it had occurred prompted them to want to do some follow-up.
We stayed in fetal diagnostics/maternal fetal medicine for a bit while the nurse who did the NST consulted with the OB who would be signing off on the NST. She wanted us to do an U/S just to check the placenta and fluid levels. We then had to wait a bit longer so they could fit us in. We did the scan and the placenta looks great, the fluid levels are perfect. Everything is exactly as it should be.
From there we went across the street to our OB/Midwife’s office. We saw the midwife today because our OB is not in that office on Tuesday, but she did not want us to have to drive all the way back up tomorrow to see her and we have and established history with the midwife anyway. In fact, she will be at out c-section, so that’s cool. Plus we hadn’t seen her in almost 2 months so it was nice to have the visit with her. It was a basic weight/urine/BP check. My weight hasn’t changes in three weeks, my BP was great (120/78), and the urine check was perfect as well.
The midwife felt the baby through my belly and did the fundal height measurements. She said that she thinks he is smaller than Aiden, but not tiny. Her guess is 7.5 lbs.
That being said, my “official” guess is:
7 lb 4 oz
If anyone else wants to venture a guess, please do. We can see who get the closest.
After our appointment we went to Babies’r’Us and did some shopping. We got this diaper bag that we had not been able to get a few weeks ago:
It is really big, but we wanted it that way. There is a second on that we would like to get, but they have not had it in the store since we registered for it. We are going to order it online once we get back from the hospital. It is a much smaller, quick trip, afternoon out kind of bag.
We also got a couple more pairs of scratch mittens because we only had one pair. I am totally paranoid about not having enough of them. I have a small scar on my face from scratching myself when I was a few days old and I want to avoid that happening to our little one if at all possible.
Lastly, we bought a sling. It was basically the one that was on our registry, except that this one is reversible. One side is Chocolate (like the registry one) and the other side is chocolate with big turquoise polka-dots. It’s a PeanutShell sling. We’ll see if we like it, but it was on clearance and was about $15.00 off it’s regular price.
So I think that’s about it for today. He’s still wiggling all over the place tonight so all is well.
Tomorrow we will do laundry and dishes and clean the apartment so we have a clean house to come home to. We will leave around 10:15 Thursday morning and should be back home Sunday evening or Monday morning.