Thursday, July 7, 2011

40 Week OB Appt

Went back to the doctor yesterday. I had a non-stress test first then saw the doctor. I am just not a fan of the non-stress test at this point. You lay on a bed, and they prefer you to actually lay on your back slightly reclined, and they strap two monitor belts to your belly. One picks up baby's heartbeat and the other picks up your contractions. They usually want you to lay there at least 20 minutes.

Griffin doesn't like this thing. I think he doesn't like when I am on my back. Anyhow, he moved a lot so she had a hard time getting his heartbeat to pick up consistently at first. To me, it would make more sense to have me lean up or even on all fours, bc gravity would naturally bring baby to the monitor. But what do I know? After she finally got us situated I had to lay there for around 40 minutes. Ugh! With these chest pains, laying down is the worst thing ever! (yes the chest pains continue on, griff has just run out of room)

Griffin's heartbeat is great, so no worries. I only had two light contractions the whole time. So then it was time to see the doctor. I walked in, and the nurse told me to dress down. I barely had time to before he came rolling in. This doctor was on warp speed and I didn't like it one bit. He quickly checked me (like 2 secs) and said everything was the same. Then he measured me and said Griffin is still growing. He was practically out the door before I could get any questions in- 2 min tops! Ugh! I did manage to ask if Griffin's head was more engaged before he ran out the door. He said yes, but I don't feel like he was so very observant so whatever.

I hope Griffin waits for Dr.Gass!

- Mrs.Pate via my iPhone


  1. I hope Griffin waits for Dr. Gass too. I'll be seeing that doctor today. Thanks for the heads up.

  2. Only a few days until Dr. Gass returns!

  3. :( Boo to the speedy doctor!!! Come home soon Dr. Gass!