This morning I had my first non-stress test. New Baby (of course) decided that it was a wonderful time to fall into a very deep sleep. The nurse laughed when she walked in after 10 minutes and saw the flat line and almost complete lack of activity, as I had warned her that New Baby was a very inactive kid, and she hadn't believed me. She did after she saw the test strip. So New Baby got buzzed and Mommy got apple juice, then she spent the next 30 minutes alternating between squishing my bladder and going off the monitor. They finally gave up after 45 minutes and sent me on to my doctor. Who then STRONGLY suggested that I should not wait for next week for an ultrasound, but needed one that day. So an appointment was made for an ultrasound (#8!) this afternoon. I waddled to work and tried to get some stuff done for a few hours, while Daniel frantically tried to clear his schedule at his office so that he could join me for the ultrasound.
Anyway, the ultrasound was mostly fine, New Baby passed the Biophysical Profile part of it with flying colors. And my amniotic fluid was good. But, her growth has dropped off a bit more since the last check almost 4 weeks ago. She's now down to the 9th percentile for growth, which is when the doctors have to start getting worried. I'm not sure what her problem is, I managed to gain 5 pounds in 2 weeks. I need to figure out a way to funnel some of these cupcake/cake/cookie calories more directly to her. Anyway, the radiologist sent us back upstairs to my OB, who looked at the report and said "back to bed rest". Modified bed rest this time (yeah, like I was so strict last time), so I'm still planning on doing things like attending church on Sunday. I am not missing the Easter service and potluck! The doctor was very noncommittal about the length of this bed rest- I have a NST but no OB appointment next Friday, but might hunt her down in the office anyway.
So this means no shopping tomorrow, and my list was getting very long, and we had plans to go to Walmart to pick up our stroller which just arrived. I'm going to have to start working on a very detailed (husband-friendly) shopping list, in the hopes that he can get a few of the things I need.
In good news, today's ultrasound showed that New Baby has hair! So I plan to spend my bed rest time this weekend shopping on Etsy stores for hairbows. :)
I need more cake.