Okay, I know I still need to blog about Easter, Mother’s Day and some other fun adventures, but I just have to intercept with something fun that happened today.
I have a sassy little girl. You may think I am talking about Mikayla ( I very easily could be, goodness knows she is one sassy girl!), but no, I am talking about the little girl that is growing inside of me.
I had a doctor’s appointment this morning. I will be 32 weeks tomorrow and am scheduled to have a c-section on June 30th at 7:15am. I’m at the point where my appointments take all of about ten minutes. When they were checking her heartbeat they noted that it was only about 115 beats/minute. Normal is 120-160. I had an early appointment (she is definitely less active in the morning) and I had not eaten breakfast yet. My doctor was pretty sure this was the reason for the low heart rate, but just to be sure I had an impromptu non-stress test.
When they put the fetal heart monitor on, well lets say the baby did NOT like it! She has never been a fan of the doppler, so I was not surprised. It was pretty funny to watch and feel though. She was literally kicking the monitor and trying to move away from it. The nurse and I were laughing. I had to push a little button every time she moved, and I think I was pushing it about every 30 seconds. Needless to say she woke up, perked up and had a heartbeat of 130 with good accelerations. While I wasn’t super concerned, it was nice to have the reassurance.
I have to say how good Gavin was through all of this. He doesn’t come to a lot of my appointments, but as luck would have it, he was with me on the very prolonged appointment. Other than my iPod for entertainment, I was not prepared to be there for more than about 20 minutes. Thankfully, when the nurse got me some apple juice and a NutriGrain bar she also got Gavin some Goldfish crackers. Gavin was a little concerned at first when they hooked up the monitor, but I assured him that nothing hurt. He really enjoyed listening to his baby sister. He kept saying “She’s loud!” (you could hear the kicks very well over the monitor since she was giving it some direct kicks). He also climbed up on the table and would lean down and kiss my belly. Such a sweet boy!