Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Prenatal report - almost 30 wks

We met with our doctor yesterday. The impression that I was left with is that she would prefer to turn our care over to an obstetrician (our doctor is "just" a GP). I am disappointed with this - it means that the likelihood of us delivering at the hospital 5 minutes from our house is getting slimmer all the time. But if it is the right thing to do, we will do it. We haven't made a decision about this yet.

Also, it looks like there could possibly be some cord compression happening in there. Not surprising, really. But this does NOT automatically mean the worst. It simply means that we have to be extremely vigilant with NSTs and ultrasounds. Which we are doing already.

Now, this next bit I am posting for two reasons. One, maybe it will help someone else. Two, I need some reassurance that I am not being obsessive.

I have decided to track the Babe's movements in a spreadsheet. It actually has helped me to NOT obsess about what s/he is doing in there. Every half-hour, I mark off movement in the little box and then carry on with my day. I don't spend time trying to remember what her/his pattern of movement is - I just write it down. Also, I am keeping track of hiccups, BH contractions, etc.

Any advice? What do you think? Just trying to save my sanity here...

6 comments:

Treggles said...

Looks wonderfully obsessive to me, Delphi! I can well imagine me doing something like that - except it's not me who's pregnant...

Rosepetal said...

All I can say is - please send me the template for (I hope) future use. I didn't do kick counts before and if I get pregnant again I will be most certainly be doing them religiously. Maybe you're obsessive in the eyes of the innocent pregnant, but we are not that.

Sorry that it looks like the hospital 5 mins away may not work out.

Aussie Kate said...

Anything that brings you some peace of mind at this point, I say! I don't think its 'obsessive', I think its being 'proactive' about your and the Babe's health.

kate said...

That's cool!

I just wrote my kick counts down in my day planner with Chloe, but your system is very impressive...i may have to borrow it ;)

Did you have one of those u/s where they track the blood flow in the cord? Why are they thinking cord compression?

BethGo said...

I think it looks great. In my opinion you are not obsessing at all. I won't go into details but I will say that I really believe that kickcounts saved my baby's life.
Whatever helps you feel better is great.

msfitzita said...

My thoughts are that if it's comforting and helpful to you and it makes you feel more in control, then keep on doing it.

Honestly, I can't imagine anything being obsessive after what you've been through. It's self preservation.