Good morning ladies. I was hoping to not give an update for another few days at my 32nd week, but last night we had a bit of excitement that I wanted to share.
Yesterday I celebrated my 4th week inpatient and had my 1st eventful night. The babies heart rate shifted by 40 beats in 1 beat. As it turns out it was not an official decel, but a shift in their baselines which is good. It is a sign of maturity and with great varibility it shows a sign of health.
Of course the shift was a little scarey to witness (the cons of 24/7 monitoring). My doc reassured me everything was ok. Several hours later the babies rates while still showing great varibility was a little low. I didn't have a rush in, but there was definitely prep for an impending delivery....oxygen, IV prep, and doc called in.
Within 45 minutes the heart rates returned to a comfortable range. It took me a little while to come down from the high/fear of the potential that I might deliver, but I did eventually and was able to get some rest.
For now, the monitoring belts lay firmly affixed to my belly and the babies baseline remains lower, but the excitement has passed. My wish for a non-eventful stay has been interrupted, but events are great preparation.
I'll keep you posted, but let's hope I get to update you on Thursday reaching 32 weeks.