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Friday, November 28, 2008

Almost . . . But Not Quite Yet

Only a girl who is crazy would actually post this kind of picture. So here I am . . . crazy and all.
Today Jason and I went to Valley Hospital for a Fetal Non-Stress Test. We have started the bi-weekly monitoring and since the doctor's office was closed today, an appointment was made for us to go to the hospital to have the NST done. Things were going well - I could feel the baby moving and the heart rate looked awesome. After about 30 minutes the nurse came in looking somewhat concerned and asked if I was feeling all the contractions I was having. With total embarrassment I told her no. She told me I had about five contractions in the 30 minutes I had been hooked up to the monitor. (FYI - she told me they consider pre term labor as 4 contractions in an hour at this gestation) She gave me a huge glass of water and said we would need to stay there until the contractions went away - or they would have to give me a shot to stop them.
Poor Jason. He looked at me and said, "Not again. I can't do the NICU again." Some urgent prayers were said; I gulped down the water and the contractions stopped in the hour that followed. A baby born at this age (almost 33 weeks) would most likely be fine, but it would also require some time in the NICU and neither of us are really up for that this time.
The nurse told me that this was very common in women who become pregnant within 18 months of giving birth - and that would be us. I was so embarrassed that I didn't realize I was having contractions - they just weren't hurting the way I remember. We are keeping a closer eye on things now and hopefully we can keep this little guy "in" for another month or so! We have another appointment this upcoming Monday - so we will see what the doctor says.


Kajsa Farnsworth said...

Oh, this must have been stressful for you guys. Stay off your feet and I'm sure you can keep your little one in there for awhile longer. I had constant contractions every hour of every day for almost 4 months with my preganncy and guess what? I ended up having to be induced at the end! Just keep off your feet and let your nice husband take care of things around the house. We will be thinking of you and also praying for no NICU.

T-Ray said...

I'm sorry Jason and Lindsay. That was a scare you didn't need. If you go into labor just give me a call. I'll come down and tell him to go back in. I'll give him a pep talk and tell him that he needs to cook in the oven a little longer :) Love you guys!!
And I love the belly belts :)

Malia said...

Stay in there little guy! That is one cute belly!

Tab and Tad said...

I guess I didnt realize what you ment on Sunday when you said you were keeping the contractions down. I am so sorry, We are praying for you guys and I know Heavenly Father is watching over you. Take care.

Teresa, Brandon and Xander said...

hang in there girl! you are so close, I am so excited for you...and don't feel embarassed, my first time I went into the hospital to be induced and i was already having contractions TWO MINUTES apart and had no idea!!! it just means you are tough!!

Scott, Amber, and Landon said...

hopefully you can keep him in a little longer to cook. It definetely should be reassuring that he's already 4 lbs. hmmmmm. I'm still predicting in the 7 pould range though!