Thursday, July 10, 2008

Much more than a note...

Well, Tuesday morning I went in for my 36wk checkup. I really wanted Brody to come with me so we dropped Bingham off at Aprils and went up to Dr. Seale's office. They have been doing regular NST's (nonstess tests) on me for the past couple of weeks. They just hook me up to a monitor and watch to make sure baby is doing good. Everything has gone perfect up until Tues. Dr. Seale came in and I immediately said lets get him out today. Dr. Seale just laughed, looked at the readings, and said well, your wish may come true, of course I was shocked, I was completely joking! I am not ready! Physically yes, but I didn't have the nursery painted, the bags packed, my house spotless, my car detailed, and a few more things, oh and not to mention my mom and dad are on a cruse and won't return until Friday evening. I was freaking out. Baby was struggling in my belly and I was not feeling all that well, but now I felt worse. Boy was I glad Brody came with me today!
So, we were sent to Ogden Regional for more tests. They did an ultrasound to check the babies, cord flow, big movements, small movements, breathing, and we'd just failed the nst. So, after about two or so hours they said he failed the breathing test and obviously the nst. Which gave us a score of 6 out of 10. Which meant repeat tomorrow morning. I was relieved, but scared at the same time. I was told to do my kick counts and try to get at least 6 in an hour.
Well, we picked up Bingham (thanks apes for watching him) and went home. I was supposed to take it easy, but how could I knowing the little guy could come at any time. We cleaned up the house, Brody detailed my car, we set up the cradle, packed the bags, and then I realized I hadn't felt the baby in a few hours. So, I layed down on my left side, it was around 9pm. No movement! I layed there for about a half an hour then asked Brody to get me some juice. Still no movements! I was so sick! I waited still another hour and then at 11pm I told Brody we needed to go to L&D.
So, we got ready and went, my Grammy came down to stay with Bing for the night. The entire time we were waiting to be hooked up to a monitor, like 2hrs, the baby did not kick, but once. I was so nervous. But surely as soon as the nurse hooked me up with the tightest band ever he started kicking more than I have ever felt him before. I was relieved but also very embarrassed. We stayed until about 1:30am then went home to bed. We had to be at the Dr. at 8:45am.
Well, yesterday the little guy passed all of his tests. I was happy, and sad, I was kind of ready to see him, and now i was ready at home too! But my parents are still out of town so we are happy and let me tell you my mom is over joyed! So, sorry for the long post, but just trying to keep you all updated on our adventures! I am doing well, I am just feeling tired and crampy, but baby is moving like normal and we are going back to the dr and perinatologist on Tuesday so wish us luck! Next week I'll be at 37wks and he should be better developed, I really don't need another emergency c-section or an NICU baby so things are better this way!!!
On a side note, my sister Sammy is in a lot of pain and needs or mom too! She tore her muscle from her sternum, ouch! And my sister in law Angie just found out she has lime disease. They caught it early so with antibiotics she should be alright! Crazy crazy week!!!

10 comments:

Sarah & Trent said...

Wow Amy I'm so glad you guys are doing okay now!! How scary scary-- I will keep on prayin' for ya. :) And Momma and Poppa Speechly better get home from that cruise quick!!!

Sheena & Nick said...

I am so glad that everything is okay with you.. I was worried sick. My mom even cried when she heard you were ok she had been so worried about you. That is too bad about Sammy and Angie. Nicks brother Nate has lymes disease you should talk to him... love ya

Sammy said...

Holy cow! lime disease! how do you even get that! yikes. it has been a crazy week! don't worry about us though, your the one we're worried about! hang in there, your almost done! YAY!

Becky said...

I'm glad everything turned out okay. It's good that they are keeping a close eye on you guys though. Good luck with everything, let us know when he finally decides to come!

The Bruces said...

Well atleast everything is ok now, I know how scary that can be... hope this week gets better and you feel really good.

Jordan Frazier said...

eek! i am glad things are ok...take care:)

Sister Jenny Hansen said...

I want to help you guys, I am really good at mopping the floor, I just my swimsuit on and slide around with dish soap.. oh wait that was 18 years ago... but seriously, post on my blogie your favorite junk to eat so I can help you out soon!
THAT IS A COMMAND

LukErin said...

Oh, it is such a good thing you have so much help from family, but if you ever need anything (even dinner) Please let me know. I totaly understand how hard things can get with a little one running around and you can't. I pray that everything will work out for you; and you and baby will be safe and healthy. I am glad that for the moment everything and everybody is hanging in there!

Chad & Krissie said...

I am so glad everything is okay! Just one thing after another right? hang in there, and if there is anything we can do let me know! I think I will need to bring a treat by soon! So we can both feel better. I will just say i need some because of my sympathy pains!! Hee Hee!! Love you guys & keep up the good work keeping him in there!! :)

Brooke said...

i am so glad you are ok. you deserve this one to be a good delivery.