So my NSTs, non-stress tests, began today for the first time. And, for the next 4 weeks I'll be going every week. Then, as I approach 35-36 weeks I'll be going 2x a week. Gaw. But it was pretty neat today. It was also the "fetal development specialists" appointment. I'll go on about that.
Everything looks okay says my doc. And, he says that what the fetal doctor was mentioning shouldn't alarm me TOO much. "You pay me to worry. SO you don't worry" - my OB dr. Umm. I haven't lost or gain wait since 2 weeks ago. Boo. But, everything is looking okay, so that's all that matters. As far as NSTs, it was kind of fun actually. When I did my first childs NSTs it was just horrible because she wouldn't wake up during it. NSTs are also to monitor the babys movement and what not. Heart rate, etc. My son, as soon as we got the straps hooked up, the monitor on, etc - he wouldn't stop moving. It was super cute, and I couldn't stop laughing up a storm! haha. But, not every 10-15 minutes later, it was over. With my daughter it would take over 1 hour to complete :( But, my baby was SUPER active enough that we didn't need to go on! yey.
Fetal Development Update:
Baby is a little on the small side. But my OB reassured me that by the look of me because of my asian gene plus daddys - and we're not tall people its to be expected. That's the same with my daughter. He's scheduled another fetal weight check again in 3 weeks. He was going to set up a check up for 6 weeks but that's closer to my due date which wouldn't really matter. Baby would be coming ANYWAY! haha. But everything else looked good. His head is directly ON my cervix so there was some things he couldn't see. But, baby was okay otherwise. I asked him how I can help bring his weight up or height up or whatever.. and he says just monitor my sugar levels, get my NSTs regularly, and monitor my blood pressure.
Now the fun part:
How far are you? 31 weeks.
Clothes: It's not fitting anymore. Maternity clothing IS a must. I'm down to wearing my husbands T-shirts which he's advised me to wear so I'm not too worried. I'll whatever as long as it's comfortable. Believe it or not, there isn't ANYWHERE here that sells maternity clothing. Sad.
Cravings: Fruits!! Especially hayden Mangoes and meat of the Coconut. OR anything spicy! haha. I've fallen in love with the XXL chalupa from Taco Bell. Yum.
What do you look forward to: giving birth to this little rascal. He's so active especially when it's midnight or even later than that. When i'm ready for bed and ready to relax he's wide awake. Like, buddy GET TO BED! haha.
Memorable Moment This Week: On monday, as soon as Daddy got home it was bonding time with baby. And, he put his hand on my tummy and our baby would follow maybe his warmth or just knowing it's his daddy. He loves music. He's responded to the songs "Gravity" by John Mayer or "Mama's Song" by Carrie Underwood. Then, of course, the NST visits today! That was super funny and just really exciting.
Sleep: Absolutely none. With a toddler, a 3 year old specifically, it's hard sometimes. But, with heartburn and headaches with major fatigue is a very bad combo. I literally have to calm myself down at certain hours by reading or something. But, it's all good.
Movement: A LOT!! Like I said, your movement is more when it's bedtime. But, it's a great feeling!
Credits to: Our Cozy Robins Nest.
I'm definitely gonna miss the movements when I give birth, boy!! Anyways, I guess that's it for now! Talk to ya'lls soon. I have to mention my birthing on an other island option next post. (= Unless something else comes up!
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