Day 43: T-9

Thursday, September 3, 2009

A short post... It's been a long day.

Morning and evening monitoring: Bobby charted in the 70s although you could clearly hear a beat that wasnt being picked up, so we counted and our nurses counted 140s-150s. A positive update on the evening monitoring: he actually had a few moments of non-arrythymic heart tones. Perhaps he is growing out of this? Could we be so lucky!

Had a cervical ultrasound with MFM doctor, Dr G. My cervix measured 1.4cm, which is down .2 from the last measurement, but that is within the margin of error (although, looking at it, it did look shorter in my non-medical opinion... I expected a shorter measurment, honestly). Quickly, we looked at the babies and Dr G said that, if he were a betting person, he'd bet that Bobby will be in the 99% of babies that grow out of this either prior to birth or immediatly upon birth.

About 30 minutes ago, Dr S., a resident, came and did the BPP ultrasound. Once again, 8/8. AMEN. Both Maya and Bobby were very active and she agrees with Dr. G. and the other doctors. The monitor must be half counting because he was in the 140s-150s the entire time she had him on u/s. Still arrythymic but definitely not in the 70s.

My days have become much busier with the added monitoring. Before breakfast, there is blood sugar monitoring, then breakfast, then baby monitoring with b/s checking in the mix. My monitoring has been lasting at least an hour sometimes two and usually is followed by an u/s. This morning, Dr. B. confirmed that they will be doing daily u/s's and BPPs. I've been lucky to get in an afternoon nap. It's crazy. I feel horrible because I havent been returning the phone calls and emails I've been getting because I'm just so tired and busy. On the good side, it makes my days go by so much quicker!

Off to bed... I'm so tired... But the babies arent! We'll see how this goes!

(BTW, Nicky, if you're reading- you are always welcome to email me (michele dot haytko at gmail dot come). It's nice to hear from you! Mamaw gives me updates on how all the cousins are doing since we are flung out all over the U.S. Big hugs to you guys and kisses to Ian.)

11 comments:

Mommy (You can call me OM) said...

That stupid monitor. What's the point? I think I'd snap the thing in two! :) I am relieved though that you know it's the monitor and are able to listen and count the beats.

I am so happy to hear that Bobby is doing well. I'll continue to pray that they both remain in good health and safely in your belly for many more weeks.

Do not worry about emails, etc. Don't feel guilt or anxiety about such things. Take as much time for yourself and the babies that you need.

Peace, my friend.

Lachlan's Mum said...

So glad that the babies are doing well.

Anonymous said...

i am so happy that your babies are doing well! to let us here in miscarriage and stillbirth land know how you did it...what did you do to conceive and carry this time? thanks...

k@lakly said...

Keep the good news coming! and rest, rest, rest!
xxoo

Sophie said...

Rest up Michelle.
xx

Jessica said...

Glad to hear today was a better day for Bobby. I can imagine the exhaustion that must be coming from all the testing and checking. Rest is good for you and the babies. :)

Donna said...

Thinking of you as always!

I hope all the extra monitoring is a good distraction for you and not a lot of added stress. You're still doing great and those days are ticking by getting you closer and closer to your BIG goal!

Just Breathe said...

I'm glad your busy because we need these days to pass quickly. It sounds like excellent news and I could not be happier for you. Those little ones are going to keep you very busy and I can't wait to watch them grow up. Have a great weekend.

AKD said...

I hope that you get some rest in between all of this bustle! It has to be such a relief to daily hear and see how well they're doing, however.

Kacy said...

I am so glad for the good news. I have been praying for him to just "grow out of it!" Thinking of you.....

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dreamsandfalsealarms said...

What a ride. Oy.