Just Skirting By

I just got back from Maternal Diagnostics where my amniotic fluid had dropped from a 5.86 to 5.73, but still above the dreaded 5.0 induction baseline. Thank goodness- I’m just not ready to be induced yet. The printout did show 4 contractions during the test, though.

Oh, and this weekend? The orders to rest and drink fluids? Yeah, that turned into a 9-hour car-shopping bonanza in Los Angeles yesterday. I KNOW! I’M STUPID! But we got a really pretty car! And I drank lots of water!

My next test will be on Thursday morning. Until then, fluids and bonbons on the couch. I PROMISE!

Whoorlito says Ciao!


  • Jessie

    July 31, 2006 at 10:09 am

    Glad to hear you’re still doing well. Hope you’re keeping cool – the hot weather has now made it here to Michigan where it’s over 100 degrees today. That’s so not supposed to happen here.

  • Miss Peach

    July 31, 2006 at 10:14 am

    Yikes. That’s really hot. It’s not supposed to be that hot in CA. It’s supposed to be perfectly warm and sunny, but not too hot, and never too cold, year round in California. WHY are the weather gods not following protocol?? Hang in there!

  • whoorl

    July 31, 2006 at 10:22 am

    Actually, today it’s 72 degrees and cloudy.


  • reluctant housewife

    July 31, 2006 at 10:29 am

    I’m so nosy – what did you get?

  • LVGurl

    July 31, 2006 at 10:45 am

    TAKE IT EASY for goodness sake! Low fluid is a serious thing. It bought me an emergency c-section with my first.

  • Lyndsay

    July 31, 2006 at 11:21 am

    Yes, what kind of car did you get? Hopefully not the dreaded mini van. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  • rebecca

    July 31, 2006 at 11:27 am

    Well, at least the weather has cooled off for your water and bonbon extravaganza. I’m afraid it’s daytime television for you…

  • Emily

    July 31, 2006 at 1:07 pm

    Glad the weather has improved for you! But thanks EVER SO MUCH for sending the heat wave this way. It will be 102 tomorrow with a heat index of 110 and that means going outside will kill me. But I think it is a good excuse for ice cream, yes?

  • whoorl

    July 31, 2006 at 1:29 pm

    Emily, I’m so sorry. Bad Weather, BAD!

    That’s it, 3 people have emailed me about ice cream in the past 20 minutes. I’m getting some pronto…

    Which kind, though? Decisions, decisions.

  • Torrie

    July 31, 2006 at 3:27 pm

    PLEASE take care of yourself. ;)

  • Serenity Now

    July 31, 2006 at 3:44 pm

    So, what kind of car did you guys get? A Grocery Getter? Heh.

  • Elizabeth

    July 31, 2006 at 3:58 pm

    Glad that you are feeling well. Here’s hoping your fluid levels stay high!

  • Sarcomical

    July 31, 2006 at 4:30 pm

    i bet this heat is annoying the ever-loving crap out of little whoorlito and you.

    am i right?

  • kris

    July 31, 2006 at 4:58 pm

    I read BONBONS as BOURBONS and nearly had a krisattack.

    BlogHer has fried my damn brain.

  • BeachMama

    July 31, 2006 at 5:20 pm

    oooh, a new car! Rest easy drink lots. And do you go back tomorrow for another test??

  • Julie McComas

    August 1, 2006 at 7:29 am

    Okay, I am gonna be nosy as well – what kind of car did you get?

    Sorry you are having to deal with the heat. I am glad I am not preggers dealing with 100+ temps. Today the high is supposed to be 102º but their weather guessing has been low these last few weeks.

    Here’s to hoping your next test comes out okay.

  • ms. sizzle

    August 1, 2006 at 8:41 am

    whoorlito, be nice to your mommy.

  • Miss Peach

    August 1, 2006 at 8:07 pm

    71? I raise you the 100 we hit today and the fact that they say it’s going to be 114 here tomorrow. And humid. REALLY humid. Which, well, fuck. Maybe I should fly home for a few days…

    Hope the lovely weather has held!

  • amy

    August 2, 2006 at 12:28 pm

    why is it that mothers and expecting mothers are the only ones that can actually see an ultrasound correctly…such as notice body parts etc.? i have never understood that. maybe i am just blind! that lil whoorlito is coming soon…i am feeling it!