The boy loves drama {volume 2}

So.  Not to be outshadowed by his I-don't-wanna-grow-in-the-womb sister, Jacky boy has really turned up the drama queen king stunts these past few weeks.  We all remember last week when blood pressure = pre-term labor in the hospital. 

Well on Wednesday, I had my weekly appointment to have the non-stress test and ultrasound.  During the non-stress test, they put monitors on the baby's heartbeat and I'm supposed to click this button everytime I feel him kick and they look for heart rate accelerations and decelerations.  So, I get hooked up and after 20 minutes, he has not moved.  His heart rate remained even with no accelerations or decelerations.  Normally, he is moving all over the place and his heart rate is going up and down.  Lovely.  So, the nurse decides to do "accoustic stimulation" where she took a tiny pot and a spoon and starting banging it right on my stomach to try and wake him up.  That didn't do the trick either.  Great.  So, doc comes in and guess where we head?  Labor and delivery.  YAY!

Brandon was with me for the appointment and can I just say patience while waiting is NOT one of his strong suits, so imagine how fun this whole process was. :)  All kidding aside, I was glad to have him there and he was a great encourager throughout the whole thing. 

Anyways, we get to L & D and they do what's called a biophysical profile.  They basically do an ultrasound and check for 4 different things.  Each subcategory gets a score and then all those numbers are added together and make a final grade.  Of course, Jack starts moving and and passed the "test" with an 8/8.  Apparently he doesn't like to perform under pressure.

So, doctor G comes in and says he looks great and we will let him cook a little bit longer.  He decided to induce next Friday night {Feb. 25th}, so it looks like our little boy will be making his debut on February 26th!  We will go in Friday night and start the process.  Saturday morning, we will start pitocin and hopefully after a smooth, epidural-laced delivery, a healthy, squishy Jack Ellis will make his appearance!!

P.S. I'm sorry my past few posts haven't had any pictures...I've temporarily misplaced my camera charger, which I'm only slightly freaking out about with the impending arrival of little brother.

1 comment:

  1. Oh Jack...I don't know you yet, but I like you already. Something tells me you and Foxie are going to get along quite lovely :)