Thursday, May 5, 2011

First Bio-Physcial Profile

Yesterday morning I had my first BPP, which is just an ultrasound- YAY! for ultrasounds!!! There are several things that they look for during this ultrasound: baby's weight, fluid level, movement, heartbeat etc... and apparently they give the baby a score- however that wasn't explained. Yesterday the ultrasound tech said everything looked good! Baby girl weights about 4lbs 12oz, and she was head down- which I kind of figured she was because I could tell she had moved and could feel where she was (my bladder was feeling it for sure!). I got two more pictures to keep (they are the regular ultrasound kind), one of her looking straight on and another was a profile picture.
After my BPP it was time for my second Non-stress test (NST), but first we had the usual urine sample, weight and blood pressure- which she commented was slightly up again?! I don't get it, the only place that my bp is up, is at their office. Anyhoo it was time for the NST, I got comfy in the chair and they tried to locate Baby Girl's heartbeat but were having a hard time getting it to stay on the monitor. They asked me if I have ever had the "zapper" used? It's something that they put on my belly that doesn't hurt the baby or me just makes noise and gets her to move. Well they did that and they PISSED off Baby Girl!!!!! I am quickly learning Baby Girl might just have a temper- LOL! Well she moved alright, she went straight to her "hiding" spot, she moved from head down, mainly on my left side to my right side up in my ribs. The ENTIRE time that they were monitoring me she was moving, rolling and kicking at the monitor. They had a terrible time getting a reading. They strapped the monitor on my belly and then I had to hold the monitor on as well because she was moving so much. The nurse said she had never seen anything like it, my belly was a rockin and a rollin! Baby girl didn't settle down for probably 30-40 minutes after they were done monitoring me, and she stayed in her "hiding" spot too. So I am curious to see what happens next week when I have my next NST; I have a lot going on next week- 2 NST's, 1 BPP, 1 OB doctors visit, and the kids have their sibling class at the hospital.
Hope everyone has a great weekend, a HAPPY Derby Day (if you are in/ around KY, or involved in horse racing etc... you know what I am talking about) and a VERY HAPPY MOTHER"S DAY to everyone, especially those whose snowflakes are in heaven!


  1. Hey there!! Just wanted to pop in to let you know that you won the girl prize package from my giveaway! Congrats!

    Would you mind e-mailing me with the address you'd like the prize to be mailed to?! Thanks!
    blessedbyhishand at yahoo dot com

    It sounds like you have a lot of excitement going on at your house! Enjoy Mother's Day!


  2. Rachel- WOO-HOO!!!! I am sooooo excited, I never win anything:) THANK YOU, and yes I will e-mail you my address.

  3. i got a chuckle out of the zapper. ha ha. never heard of that. who wouldn't be a little upset by being "zapped"? ; )