August 16, 2007

100

Just as twirl was saying recently, I'm not sure why I was excited about the 100-days-to-go mark, except that I guess it's just nice to pass another milestone. 100 days still feels like a LONG time, although 14 weeks sounds almost scarily soon. What I'm most excited about at this point though is that my sister is coming this weekend and staying for a week. She's here to host my babyshower on the 26th. I'm not too keen on being showered in general, but having her back home really makes it something to look forward to.

So thanks for all the understanding comments about my weak moment buying the stupid fetal heart monitor. I did get some reassurance listening to the heartbeat at my regular OB appointment yesterday. And then some. I ended up being sent to the hospital for additional monitoring and got to listen to the heartbeat all day.

My blood pressure was high at my appointment so they wanted to have me monitored a little more closely. Over at the hospital they hooked up the fetal heart monitor (a REAL one, not some lame-o playskool microphone jacked up to look like a maternity product) and a blood pressure thing that went off every 15 minutes. They ran a bunch of lab work which all came back normal and eventually my blood pressure mellowed out too.

So it turned out to be a great day in the hospital:
* Got to listen to the heartbeat for hours, plus some hiccups (too early to feel them yet so that was a first), and all the kicks and little swims around in the fluid were picked up by the monitor too
* Got out of having to take a business trip next week while my sister is here since I'm due back for more monitoring in a week
* Found my way around the hospital to labor & delivery (no small accomplishment)
* Husband was there and seems to finally have noticed that there is a baby in there that may warrant taking an interest in this whole pregnancy thing


Not a bad way to start off the 100 day countdown.

30 comments:

My Reality said...

I am glad that you and the little one are doing well. I can't believe that you only have 100 days left!

Take it easy, ok? You don't want your blood pressure getting too high.

Bumble said...

YAY!! 99 days only! So glad all turned out fine with the little one and that you got to listen to her playing in there all day. Now rest okay! And enjoy the shower, you deserve the royal treatment.

Sticky Bun said...

So glad you got to hear the heartbeat (and the hiccups! how cute!) for real. And, I agree with my reality--be sure to take it easy and take care of yourself.

Nearlydawn said...

Glad to know all is well. I'm so excited for you guys - you are so close to the finish line!

Hang in there and keep cool during all this heat!

Adrienne said...

Congrats on hitting that 100 days left to go mark!

Tinker said...

Your husband sounds like mine -- you need to practically be heading for labour and delivery before the pregnancy even registers on his radar! Glad things are okay though.

Artblog said...

100 days! doesn't seem far away at all! Getting really excited for you :) X

Angie said...

99 more days! Hope you're feeling well.

Kate said...

Wow, lots of fun in your household in the next week. Enjoy the time with your sis--and the shower, too. Glad the monitoring brought you some peace of mind. My BP spiked, too, when I was at the hospital two weeks ago, but it went back down to my usual, barely alive measurements. Have a lovely weekend!

Valerie said...

happy to hear that both of you are doing fine. Enjoy having your sister home and being showered!

Reproductive Jeans said...

Yahooo! Yay for 100--getting excited, Im sure!

TeamWinks said...

Time is ticking away! How exciting it must have been to get to hear the baby for that long! Glad everything worked out.

Rachel said...

Glad you got some reassurance. It must have been fun hearing the hiccups.

twirl said...

See? I told you it was oddly exciting! I hope you have a fabulous week with your sister =)

K77 said...

Happy hundred Sarah :)

tipsymarie said...

Well, now it's 98 days! I am glad your husband realized there is a baby in there. I think that is key. :)

That must've been so cool to hear the fluid and hiccups! Makes it all the more real I'm sure. This last trimester is going to fly by, I'm sure - I am so excited for you!!

KarenO said...

Whoohoo @ 100 days! Before you know it, it will be only 1 :) Take care of yourself, glad to hear the blood pressure wasn't so bad after all, don't let it go sky-high again!

Becks said...

Soglad things are going well and congrats on only 100 days to go. I bet the next time I blink and look you will have given birth!

ultimatejourney said...

Wow, you're getting so close! I'm glad all is well.

Tam said...

Glad that everything went well and that you got to spend the day listening to your little bub :)

Also happy that everything is still going well, not so long to go now!!

megan said...

100 days! what a milestone! so cute about the hiccups too. glad to hear that all is well and that soon you'll get to meet your little one!

The Momcaster said...

that really is a milestone - exciting stuff.
glad to know your hospital stint was a pleasant one =)

Watson said...

Congrats on the 100 days countdown...so exciting!

And have fun at the baby shower and with your sister :-)

KarenO said...

Hope you're doing ok... Take care of yourself! :)

mandolyn said...

Thanks for all of your kind words!

Congrats on the current milestone! There's absolutely nothing wrong with taking things one milestone, one day, one moment at a time. I'm glad you got an extra dose of hearing the heartbeat- and also that your blood pressure when back down. I had high blood pressure going into pregnancy, so it was always something we had to watch. For what it's worth, it never became a problem.

I hope the shower turns out well!

Baby Blues said...

Time flies so fast! Wonderful milestone! I'm so happy and excited for you.

Sara said...

Love those great days in the hospital! Less than 100 days now until another great day!

Enjoy the shower, and your sister.

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