When experiencing pain or discomfort make sure to tell the day nurse because by the time the night nurse gets to you, hooks you up, calls the doctor and rules out contractions it'll be 1am and for a tired mama that is mighty late! The plus side, I did get to listen to Jacbo's heartbeat for over an hour, he has such a strong heartbeat, I love it.
Not much else has been going on. NST tests are taking a bit longer (32 mins, 16 mins, 20 mins) but still making the requirements. We had another tour of the NICU where we saw a little boy born at 32 weeks and he was perfectly healthy, it made me think maybe Jacob will be fine at 36 weeks. We also cofirmed he would be in the NICU for observation. It's not such a scary place anymore now that we have seen it a few times. Seeing babies who were born at 24 weeks and knowing they are doing okay is very hopeful. The only thing about the NICU is they are very strict on visitors and I understand that,those little babies are very susceptiable to disease so other then immediate family we won't be able to have any visitors. Plus the visiting hours are only 2-7 (parents are 24/7) and you can only have two people at the bedside at a time (not including the parents)
Our doctor is back this week and we will be talking to him on Friday after all Jacob's tests this week about our plan. He started mentioning 37 weeks again but Stephen and I are not comfortable with that so we'll discuss our concerns with him on Friday. We feel if the lungs are going to work, they will work and if not they won't so we do not want to risk another stillbirth since we lost Ty between week 36 and 37.
We had our ultrasound today, 8 out of 8 BPP, 95% Doppler, 25% Growth, almost 5 pounds (alittle smaller but still growing) but he has turned sideways.....we were hoping he'd stay head down so we could have a natural delivery but I much rather he stay sideways to reduce the risk of a cord accident. Only 10 more days (if our doctor agrees) He's having a quiet day today but that is expected as he did turn last night so he's probably exhausted.
Everyone else feel the earthquake today? Freaked me out being in a hospital with all these floors above us...so now both Ty and Jacob have lived through tremors as when I was pregnant with Ty we also had tremors from an earthquake. Something special they share. One of the many...
We are loosing internet tomorrow because they are going to start charging for it (and it is a huge rip off) BUT there is a common area so I will still be able to post updates and keep everyone in the loop. Theres no way I can go without writing and telling everyone about my awesome purchase of BabyLegs (leg warmers) that I am so excited to get and for Jacob to wear. If you don't know what they are, there adorable, that's what! I just feel bad sometimes that I didn't get anything specific for Jacob other then his take home bag because we have all Ty's stuff so I wanted to get a few things just for him. Just some cute little things because as nice as cloth diapers are, BabyLegs are so much more exciting.
Dinner is almost here, I wonder what is coming tonight? I know I need to eat as I have only gained 3 lbs in 3 weeks and I actually lost 1 since last week. It's just hard with all the abdominal discomfort from the hospital food, I have to limit my dairy intake and becareful of greasy things but what other options do I have in a hospital cafeteria that only has healthy food from 11-2? Oh well....maybe it means I get to listen to Jacob again tonight.