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