Today was my first nonstress test. Baby Emma did perfectly and I was just so proud of her. If you recall, I'm going through all this because she is weighing small and they want to make sure the placenta is working properly (read all about it here).
I thought we were in the clear. Then I was told that they also needed to measure my amniotic fluid. Ok, I thought, nothing to it. Boy, was I wrong. The ultrasound technician said that my fluid is severely low (5.8 - needs to be at least 8) and that I am borderline of needing to be admitted to the hospital for fluids.
Oh, how easily a pregnant woman scares...and starts crying! I was sent home, ordered to drink, drink, drink, not go to work for the week and to not exercise. The ultrasound tech really wasn't very compassionate but one of the other nurses saw that I was on the verge of a breakdown and tried really hard to console me. This also means that, instead of getting a nonstress test and amniotic fluid measurement ONCE a week, I have to go TWICE a week.
I've already drank at least 8 cups of water today, which is very hard for me. And sat around working from the couch all day. I'm praying hard that Thursday, the day of my next test, brings good changes. I really need my baby to cook for at least 4 more weeks until I'm 37 weeks along! Again, prayers appreciated.