After all that, last night began our first night of continuous monitoring for Baby B. His heart rate wasn't accelerating and decelerating the way it should be so we kept an eye on him all night. The other test that gets done more frequently now is the biophysical profile (BPP) to make sure he's moving, his heart rate is where it needs to be, he's practice breathing and he's got a little fluid in there. Well, he pretty much will always lose his points for fluid, but he had been passing all the other tests. This morning was a little different though so we got moved back up to labor and delivery from antepartum (this meant lots of tears for mom who's just not ready to be in the delivery department). This isn't to say that we'll be delivering, it just says that they are watching even closer and the doctor wants me closer to her for monitoring and she wants me closer to the OR in case the time comes. We have another BPP in a few minutes here and are hoping little guy B decided to perk up from this morning to show them all he can do all the tricks so we can all stay in a little longer.
We did meet with the NICU so we know what to expect should we have to deliver before we get to go on our official tour next week and we know that they have the very best doctors and that there's no place better for these babies if they have to come out, but we want more days, more weeks to give them the best shot possible.
So for now we rest and grow as much as we can in between the monitoring...
|On the heart rate monitors for all babies!|
|Contrary to popular belief, this is not the spa, the towels are there to wipe up all the ultrasound goo that is ever present in our world...|