Tuesday, August 20, 2013
THREE DAYS OVERDUE - NEVER HAS MY PATIENCE BEEN SO TESTED
Yesterday I had a non-stress test since I'm post-date. Everything went well - no stress here, at least not on The Boy's end. He's quite comfortable, actually, which makes one of us.
So comfortable, in fact, that during the test, when we were supposed to be monitoring his movements and waking heart rate, he fell fast asleep and simply refused to wake up. The technician gave me a cup of ice water which is supposed to help babies wake up. He stirred slightly but fell back asleep. So then we poked and pushed on the belly. Stirred again, but it wasn't enough to make him wake up. Finally, the technician came over with a special sonar-type device that acts as a sort of alarm clock for babies like mine.
She used it three separate times with no success. Apparently, once this kid is out, he's OUT. Hopefully this wonderful trait carries over to life outside the womb. That sure would be great for this mama, who hasn't slept much in the last several weeks due to a seriously severe case of "Disneyland legs." If you've been to Disneyland, you know what I'm talking about.
So here I am, still pregnant, with shin splints on my shins and my femurs, and a little bit on my spine, too.