Friday, December 26, 2008

Fetal Heart Monitoring...

So today little David gave me quite a scare. I go two days a week to have fetal heart monitoring, and as soon as they hooked me up today his heart rate went down fast and real low. It's normally about 160-170, but he went all the way down to 30!

My own heart most likely dropped with his being so scared. I prayed in my head please please just let him be okay, let it just be the monitor not hooked up right. The nurse didn't really say anything and just kept on with the test, but I couldn't take my eyes off the computer screen and his little heart rate. It did go back up, and stayed above 150 the rest of the test.

I did have an ultrasound just to make sure everything was okay after that little event, and the doctor said he looked fine. I am to rest this weekend, and make sure I am feeling him move. He said babies with heart problems have a lot of unknowns before they are born and that as a doctor he can't tell what happened, or explain it. Just make sure the baby keeps moving, and if I feel different or not feel him to come in.

I think David just likes to mess with his Mommy!

And yes the monitor is picking up contractions. I am not in pain, but my belly gets real tight and uncomfortable and once in awhile I do moan and groan about it, but it's not labor! I'm not ready yet to have him hehe, and atleast not until Nadine is back so she can be here with us. So contractions for atleast another week or more, then you can come baby David!

4 comments:

AmandaHoyt said...

Praying for you, David, Nadine and Chris.
Hugs,
Amanda

Lee Family said...

Glad to hear everything is fine with David, We are praying for you all.


Karen

Amyacl said...

All of that fetal monitoring stressed me out so much - I had a lot of false alarms too, but things turned out just fine, and I hope it will be the same for you. Sending best wishes for a happy New Year to your family!

Jake & Stephanie Ellinger said...

I was really angry at the obgyn for not picking up on all of Nathan's problems for a long time. After talking with some moms (or looking at blogs of people who knew beforehand), I have since changed my mind. It would be too nerve racking for me!

I hope David continues to grow as the weight he gains before birth will be so important since most heart kids have a difficult time at best gaining weight after birth.

You'll continue to be in our prayers!

-Stephanie (Nathan's Mom, ToF)