Tracy, 32w2d with #3, kinda scary

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Tracy, 32w2d with #3, kinda scary
Thu, 04-10-2003 - 9:36am
appt yesterday.

First of all, despite going to the appt. directly from a lunch out, where I downed 3 glasses of water, I had high levels of ketones in my urine. Because the protein reading was negative and my BP was only 118/64, it really only means I was dehydrated. However, I was having almost constant B-H contrax in the exam room. I told my OB that I have been having so many B-H, even at night when I'm lying down drinking water, completely relaxed. Also, a *ton* of pressure if I stand upright.

My internal exam revealed no cervical change (phew!) but she did feel the baby's head already engaging! Ugh! Then I had my very first fetal non-stress test-- where I was hooked up to a monitor for 30 minutes, having to record any contractions and baby's movements. Jay was moving almost non-stop-- and when he does, I get a B-H contraction. Thankfully, no real contractions, and the baby's HB goes up when I have a B-H.

The diagnosis was made of "irritable uterus" and I got a scary lecture about taking it easy. My OB scared me, saying that she had a patient recently who went into pre-term labor just from having B-H contrax. She told me that she hopes I make it to at least 35 weeks! What? Huh? Me? I've never even had a labor pain before (planned C/s both other times). I left the office totally scared. I have to go back next week for a re-check, and she mentioned the "B" word-- bedrest-- if things don't calm down.

So last night my darling husband did *everything* when he came home from work-- fed kids, picked up toys, did laundry, brought me ice cream in bed. I think he's scared, too.

So that's the story! Sorry so long.

~Tracy, 32w 2d "thinks he's big enough to come out already" baby James, exactly 6 weeks from scheduled C/S

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Thu, 04-10-2003 - 10:35am
That is scary Tracy! I hope the BHs go away without you having to be on bedrest. That was so nice of DH to take care of things last night. May it continue! *wink* Anyway, take it very easy, and take care of yourself. Good luck!

Belly rubs, and "calm down uterus" vibes!


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Thu, 04-10-2003 - 11:57am

That does sound scary but I have faith that baby James will stay in there until it is really time to come out. It is weird about drinking all that water and still having ketones though. It is so hard to take it easy though! How are you supposed to do that while taking care of two little girls? Yay for only 6 more weeks until James arrives!


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Registered: 04-07-2003
Thu, 04-10-2003 - 1:39pm
Sounds like you did get a scare. I hope you are able to relax a bit more and the BH go away. It's always nice when Dh picks up more ;)


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Thu, 04-10-2003 - 5:17pm

You better take it easy and let DH do the work. That should be incentive enough to go on for another 8 weeks! lol! Seriously, Stay put baby vibes to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thinking of you.



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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 04-11-2003 - 3:12am
That does sound scary!!

Please take it easy for a couple of weeks, and rest as much as you can. Oh, and keep up the fluid intake :)


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Fri, 04-11-2003 - 11:00am
Oh boy. Take it easy, and here's some ~^~stay-put baby~^~ vibes.