So I had my regular OB appointment 2 weeks ago and I had some concerns because I hadn't felt the baby move a whole lot in the previous 24 hours. Of course, the day of my appt, he was thrashing around like a squirrel on crack, but my doc was concerned nonetheless. So she ordered a bio-physical profile, or BPP. A BPP is an ultrasound, but they don't do the typical measurements like usual. The baby has to "perform" certain functions and it gets a score, with an 8 being perfect. They look at fluid levels, he has to do certain things like practicing breathing, motor skills, etc. I got it scheduled for the next day, and the results were perfectly fine. He had a half hour to perform his tasks and I was back in my car with an 8/8 within 20 minutes. So I thought all was good.
Well, today I had my follow-up appt. with my OB and she asked about his movements. I told her that he's been moving a lot, it's just a lot less predictable than it used to be. I used to be able to kind of count on when he was going to move, especially at night. But the last couple of weeks have been less scheduled. And all morning today he was a total nut in there, so I wasn't worried. But I guess my doc was.
She said she just wants to be precautionary and have me get BPP's every week, as well as follow-up OB visits. Ugh. Not only is this kind of annoying to do on a weekly basis, but I'm totally freaked out now!! She said, though, that if I had had a "normal" pregnancy, she wouldn't have ordered the BPP's. But because of my history of "blighted twin" (that's what they call it) and placenta previa, she just wants to be extra cautious.
I know she's just looking out for me and my baby, but I can't help but think she's not telling me that there's something she's really worried about. I'm probably just being paranoid. But I'd still sure appreciate your prayers.
On a positive note, I'm THIRTY...30...weeks on Friday! Where has the time gone?? December 2 still seems so far away, but when I think of it in terms of weeks, I cannot believe I only have about 10 left.