Sunday, October 24, 2010


October 24th, 2010

Maybe we should just call this baby Stubborn. Stubborn Hermanson...what do you think, does it have a nice ring to it? Or how about Let's Scare Mommy Hermanson? No, too long? Okay, okay I won't be naming our baby any of these...but they sure seem to fit nicely!

Yes that's right, baby gave mommy a little fright on Friday. I went in for my NST and the strip wasn't reactive. What the non stress test does is it measures baby's heart rate. When baby moves, the heart rate is supposed to speed up which makes sense. Anyway, baby decided to be sleepy during the test and so the strip didn't turn out great. So, I was sent to have another biophysical profile ultrasound. During the ultrasound they look for things like movement, heart rate, fluid measurements, and breathing movements and the baby has to pass all of these things in 30 minutes. Well, baby passed everything but the breathing movements. The little stinker just did not want to cooperate. We watched and watched and watched and baby just wouldn't do it. With two imperfect tests on Friday, the doctor wanted to me come back on Saturday to recheck everything. No big deal right.....except that I'm an emotional freak right now and every little thing worries me!

On Saturday, Danny and I headed to the birth center to repeat the tests. I was hooked up to the monitor and the NST strip looked great. Then, it was time for the ultrasound. Baby passed everything, including breathing, in less than 10 minutes! It was great to know that everything was back to looking great and I'm so so happy! But my gosh is it frustrating that baby couldn't have just showed us how wonderfully cooperative it can be on Friday. I guess baby is just keeping us on our toes.

I can't explain how happy I am that everything is going well with this pregnancy and that my doctor is so pro-active! ~Praise the Lord~

Here are a couple more pictures of Stubborn...errrr I mean, baby Hermanson ;)

Yesterday also marked the 5 year anniversary of the day that Danny's brother Mitchell passed away. Mitchell Ryan Hermanson was an amazing person and I'm lucky to have known him. He had a way of making everyone smile. We miss him dearly! We love you are never far from our minds and are always in our hearts!


JMS said...

Stubborn Hermanson does kind of have a ring to it... Stubby Hermanson sounds like a baseball player name! Haha. Future Twins player in your belly, Rebecca?

I'm so glad that everything with baby is going well! I can't wait to meet him or her! :)

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