Monday, May 2, 2011

First Non-Stress Test

Today I started the "more monitoring"as the doctor put it, I had my first non-stress test this afternoon. THANKFULLY my mom watch the kiddos for me, still don't know what I am going to do about my appointment for Wed. morning?! So the non-stress test consisted of the usual, urine sample, blood pressure (which they commented was up, I find that quite funny being as I was at the endocrinologist this morning and my bp was normal?! I think it has something to do with their office!), weight, and then the actual test. The non- stress test is where they strap monitors on my belly to listen to baby girls heartbeat etc... for about 20 minutes and I am relaxing in a nice comfy recliner- yes I did enjoy it!!!!! So it was going well, nurse comes in to check reading and the machine wasn't recording! So we try again, she comes back in about 5 minutes later and ask me if I am pushing the button each time baby girl moves? Um, no, didn't know I was suppose to since it was first one, and oh by the way she has been moving like crazy! So we extend the test again! LOL! Yes I know I really didn't mind because it was relaxing and I enjoyed listening to baby girl:) however I was worried about my hubby and mom getting worried because it was taking so long, and especially since my mom was watching the kids at her work etc...So the results of the test- everything looked good- YAY!!!! I go back Wed. morning for another non-stress test as well as a bio-physical profile which I found out is just another fancy name for an ultrasound;)
I also had an endocrinologist appointment (as mentioned earlier) this morning and everything went great there:) My blood sugar readings/ A1c and thyroid were all great. I have one more appointment with them before delivery! WOW it really is getting close:)


  1. It's good to hear that all went well!

  2. Love hearing such good news and I certainly would be happy to sit and listen to baby girl's heartbeat for a while!! And yea for another ultrasound to see that sweet baby!

  3. Thanks for the explanation of the non stress test. I always wondered what they actually do. Glad it went well!