July 1, 2013

Baby Scare Tactics


Happy July!  July is Lucas' birth month and I couldn't be more excited.  Lucas gave us quite a scare this weekend.  On Saturday, my mom and I went to a spa to get massages.  I had the loveliest prenatal massage and was feeling so relaxed.  My mom then made the suggestion to go do some shopping.  While in the car, my mom commented that Lucas must have been moving all over the place due to the massage.  I then realized, I haven't felt him move all morning.  Talk about feeling like the most negligent person on the planet.  We immediately start to try to get him moving by having me eat sweets, etc, all while still in the car.  I quickly called the doctor and she told me to immediately go to the hospital's maternity ward.  At my last appointment, I was told that I was measuring at 37 weeks instead of 36 (I'm 38 weeks today).

On our way to the hospital, we started calling my husband...he doesn't pick up so we try 20 more times until he finally picks up his phone.  When he did finally get to the hospital, he felt so bad he didn't have his phone on him.  Funny story later is that I realized he was in such a rush, he threw a crap load of my makeup, soaps, etc making such a mess all because he thought I was in labor!  As soon as I got to the hospital, I was hooked up to the monitors.  The few seconds it took the nurse to find Lucas' heartbeat felt like an eternity.  Luckily, the nurse and doctor told me that he seemed healthy and everything sounded great.  The problem was that I couldn't feel any of his movements even though the machine was picking up tons of movement and even contractions.  I was asked if I felt the contractions and I didn't feel those either.  My mom then tells me that she couldn't feel contractions either when she was pregnant with me.  Hmm, this will be an interesting labor.  He apparently got into a new position making it hard for me to feel his movements.  The doctor and nurse were so nice and definitely reassured me that everything was okay.

So Saturday started off blissfully and ended with some stress but thank goodness Lucas is okay.  Now that my due date is a week earlier, anticipation is definitely kicking in!

Dress: Motherhood Maternity  /  Sweater: Ann Taylor  /  Shoes: Me Too  /  Handbag: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM  /  Necklace: Eve's Addition


7 comments:

  1. That would totally freak me out too - glad everything is ok. You are at the finishing line now :)

    Alice
    www.happinessamtidlife.com

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  2. Just read the story gave me stress. I check up on your blog waiting for baby to come.ummm Good lick and God bless cookie Lucas is truly loved. <3 xo

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  3. So glad to hear all is well! I stressed out all the time about movements too & never felt the early contractions either. Don't worry when you're in labor you'll start to feel them! I had her a week later after first starting those little contractions so I think he'll be here really soon!

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  4. So glad your baby is fine. I can imagine how scary it must have been.

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  5. Oh my gosh, I'm happy the baby is ok! That would have scared me too! He's almost here :)

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  6. Oh no, what a scare! Glad to hear everything is ok. And what a cutie your husband, getting your essentials ready for you! Haha.

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  7. Oh my....pls be more careful Maria....these are crucial times for you!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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