Sorry I haven’t posted, to say we’ve been overwhelmed wouldn’t really give it justice….

My OB called Monday morning bright and early after finding out I was in
L&D over the weekend (love her for that – she called me before I
even had a chance to call her). She decided she wanted to see me right away and to head
on in. Thankfully, no more
progress, I’m still 2cm and 50% effaced. The babies heart rate was
good, a little higher than normal but nothing too concerning. I did
tell her though that the baby had been really active both Sat / Sun,
like constant party going on in there, active but had been quiet all
morning long. She decided to do a NST (non-stress test). I was on the
machine for about 10 minutes without much activity so they gave me some
juice and crackers, 10 minutes later, not so much as a jump, even
though we could hear the baby making small movements and swooshing
around. After another 10 minutes she said she was going to try to fit
me in to have an ultrasound done upstairs, but if they couldn’t do it,
she was going to send me over to the hospital to L&D for more
testing. She really wasn’t comfortable having me go home at that point
because of the results of the NST, the baby just wasn’t responding like
they wanted him to. Thankfully US fit me in, the baby looks good, not
real active, but heart looks good, they were also looking for chest
movement in breathing patterns and that looks good too. He was just
kind of hangin out in there. Still a little on the big side, which is
good, because if he comes early, every ounce counts. After my OB
reviewed the US she felt comfortable sending me home with orders
to take it easy. I’m not on full bed rest thankfully – just restricted
activities – no cleaning the entire house, no exercising, do my best to keep my feet up
as much as possible for the next 2 weeks. Hard to do with 2 kids, but
my goal is to keep this baby in for the next 2 weeks.

She said
that the cervical fluid test they did is pretty accurate at predicting
labor within 14 days….so she feels pretty good saying it won’t happen
in the next 2 weeks. Since I’m 32 wks now, I’d be 34 weeks, which at
that point, if labor begins, they don’t medically intervene to stop it.
So as long as I do what I’m supposed to, low stress, take it easy and
do things right, hopefully this baby will stay put for at least that
long! We have so much to do to get ready for this baby to be here, we
need to get a move on….talk about a wake up call.

So even
though it was scary because we failed the NST, it was overall good
news.  I just wish I
wouldn’t have had to do it all alone. Jase was there with the kids for
the first few minutes of the NST but then had to leave to go take Ty to
do his rabies treatments, so after that I was on my own. It’s
so hard to try and take care of all my kids at the same time! I just
really wanted my husband there with me and he couldn’t be, but I always
wanted to be with Ty and I couldn’t do that either.

Yesterday was really tough, trying to take it easy and chase Taryn.  I’m not sure how I’m supposed to do it all over the next few weeks.  I guess we’ll figure it out as we go.

Thanks again for all the well wishes and prayers!

I’ll have an update on Ty soon too….and post some photos since this is a photo blog =)