Sunday, July 27, 2008


still no change.

I have changed the name of Braxton Hicks to SPAC (Stupid Pointless Annoying Contractions). I've been having SPAC for over 10 weeks now. They are driving me crazy.

I did get to squeeze in 2 more trips to labor and delivery this week - for nothing. At work on Wednesday, I started to feel really light-headed, so I called someone to check my blood pressure. It was 154/90 (they like the bottom number to be below 80. 90 is not good). I called my dr. She told me to rest for about 15 min, take my blood pressure again, and call her with the number. 15 min. later the number was something over 86. I called my dr back. She sent me to labor and delivery for monitoring. My blood pressure was great while I was at labor & delivery. I spent about 2 hours at the hospital. My dr did check my cervix again because I was having a lot of contractions. But, the contractions were all SPAC. My cervix hasn't changed (still 1-2 cent dilated, 50% effaced).

Trip 2 to labor and delivery was yesterday for a non-stress test. When I went to the high-risk dr Friday afternoon, my blood pressure was high again! I also found out that amniotic fluid level is low. (it was low with Nolan, too) Since my OBs office was closed by the time my dr visit was over, my OB told me to go to labor and delivery some time Saturday for a non-stress test. Everything looked great. My blood pressure was borderline when I first got there, it dropped to normal before I left.

No one knows why I keep getting these episodes of light-headedness and high-blood pressure, but at this point it's not a big concern. It's more just annoying - just like the SPAC.

I go back to the OB Tuesday morning and to the high-risk dr Friday morning. I hope not to make it to either appointment. ;)

I did put a cookie in front of my belly tonight and told the baby that if it wanted it, it would have to come out and get it. I went shopping with my sisters yesterday. We did a lot of walking. This baby is stubborn.

Oh -the baby is 6lbs.


Anotheramy said...

I had the sudden thought, its a girl. Im right more than half the time but I dont know how well I do with internet predictions :)

The Princess said...

Well, if it makes you feel any better, 24 hours after my non stress test w/ Rosemary I finally went into labor...of course, I was 4 days past due at the time.

And yes, see, I think this one is a girl also. Both of my girlies were late, they came out when they were darn certain they were ready too!!

On pins and needles for you, can't wait!

Mary Ann said...

If the cookie didn't work, try the candy like Nolan had when you told him he could have it if he could open it...Sorry the shopping didn't work. Maybe the baby knew we weren't really looking for shoes...

Hedda said...

If no one else will say it, I will. No matter what happens at the doc, only 8 days 'til 39 weeks. :)

I just hope this isn't a sign of things to come if I ever get preggers.

Alyson said...

what is a non-stress test for those of us who don't know?

Elizabeth said...

non-stress test - I was hooked up to the contraction monitor and baby's heartrate monitor. They gave me this button to press every time I felt the baby move. After 10 moves, the test is done. That can take a few minutes or a couple of hours - depending on th baby. The test is just to watch to baby and to see if it is under any stress. They watch the heartrate with every move. They also took my blood pressure a couple of times.
The test is common for older moms and moms with gestational diabetes or high blood pressure.