Saturday, April 5, 2008

35 weeks aand counting

So I don't know what my RhE levels are, but most likely I'll find out on Monday (unless they messed up again). Here is what I do know: I see the specialist on Mondays to get a BPP/Doppler Ultrasound - this is basically a more detailed ultrasound that can track the baby's blood flow and also measure the amounts of fluid in the uterus. On Wednesdays I go in to my OB/GYN to have an NST (non-stress test), an ultrasound, and to see my Doc. The NST is for monitoring the baby's heart rate to make sure she is doing ok and to see if she can be active and still not show signs of stress. It also monitors any contractions I may have. Then on Saturdays I go in to the Hospital to have another NST done.

So today was my first hospital visit, and the baby did great, but I seem to be contracting. The contractions were 5 min apart, this is bad considering the baby needs to stay inside at least for another week until I get past my 36 week mark. So they gave me a shot of tributilene to stop the cantractions and hope it holds off until monday so I can tell one of my doctors and he can perscribe the pill form for me. They also put me on light bed rest for the rest of the week. How I am supposed to make that happen we'll never know. I set up with the women in my ward to take care of the boys for a couple of hours a day so hopefully that will be enough.

I hope to give a better update on Monday of what they have said concerning the RhE, but I guess we will see.

Love to all, and thank you so much for your prayers.

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