Originally Posted by AfricanQueen99
Good luck with your appointment, Kaitlyn. The NST is a piece of cake. Take a magazine and just check out for 20 minutes. :) I hope you feel better soon!
Hannabee - I hope you're resting up for the marathon of labor. Enjoy your last few hours and easy birthing.
I just got back from the OB. Everything is great. He claims I'm 1cm...this is the first time I've ever dilated before 40w. Sadly, I can't wish the baby to come sooner than my EDD as my husband has a two day trip to Philly on 1/20 and I'd sort of like for him to be around!
Katilyn- drink and eat something about a half hour before the NST. That's what the nurses tell me, and it has worked each time...otherwise, god only knows how long you will be there! I've been having them twice a week for about two weeks now, and will continue to do so until LO is born. My cousin had her baby new year's eve, and had to return to the hospital today because of a UTI, so good luck with that!
Hannabee- you sound so calm! I think I would be freaking out :o) My water has never broke on its own...how long can you go before labor starts? Is there a time frame they wait for and then intervene? I hope not and that everything goes smoothly for you.
AfricanQueen- I don't blame you on hoping the baby stays put for awhile. My husband has to leave the last weekend of January, and because of his paranoia and my mom's over eagerness, I have agreed to stay with my parents that weekend. Ought to be interesting...
Returned home yesterday from my doctors appointment and various other errands to discover that Consumers had been to our house and worked on the gas. It was briefly shut off and since no one was home, they weren't able to come in and re light pilot lights. Luckily, I returned home about ten minutes before the office hours closed and was able to get a hold of someone to come out and take care of it. My husband was at work for the night and I have no idea how to light pilots lights, and I am paranoid!!
Two hours later a tech came out, lit our water heater and informed he could not light the furnace and that it looked like it was broken, but he would send a tech out. Three hours later, my husband returns from work, walks in the house, and informs me that it reeks of gas.
So my husband, our four year old and I bundled into the car outside and waited for Consumers to send someone out to check for a leak. Meanwhile, when I was on the phone reporting the leak, my husband went to look at the furnace and after about five minutes had it working. Apparently all he did was look at the diagram on it and voila!!
Everything turned out alright in the end. We had a minor leak and were able to re-enter the house at about midnight. By then it was around 55 degrees inside. The new tech informed us the furnace had been continuously spitting out gas in efforts to reignite itself and that it was something the first tech should have seen right away and taken care of. For that matter, the first tech should have been able to turn it on with no problem. He also informed us that the reason work had been done was that a meter reader had came out the other day and reported a smell of gas outside the house near the meter, so they came and changed the lock and fixed the leak.
Very annoyed that they reported a leak, but didn't bother to inform us in the meantime. OR bother to inform us that they had been there to fix it. When I questioned the first tech, he had told me that they had changed to a new meter...
Wow, sorry guys that was a ridiculously long story!!
So, other than a cold house for most of the night and a cranky kid this morning, things are going well here