Wednesday, August 29, 2012
I've been home from the hospital for about a week now. Grand stay - 5 days.
I was having tiny contractions, but my cervix remained stable. In fact they thought it was even a bit longer than they orginially thought. So they decided to send me home.
I had an OB appointment on Monday. I packed my hospital bag (well a tiny one...basically my computer, charger and cell phone...you know, the essentials). I was sure I'd be sent back. Instead my cervix at worse was stable and at best was longer. Bed rest is working!
When I went to the hospital almost 2 weeks ago I thought about how much I wanted to make it til 30 weeks. Something about a 3 in the front spot just seemed so much safer. Now I'm half way through 30! Barreling toward 31!
I'm still sure my husband is right and these babes are coming on his birthday...but there is still the part of me that feels like everytime I go to the bathroom my water is going to break. There's also the part of me that thinks I'll make it to full term.
I guess we just have to wait and see.
Friday, August 17, 2012
I know everyone thinks they are close to their best friend. Maybe you guys like the same drink. Maybe you can both quote every word to The Breakfast Club. Maybe you've known each other for years and you just feel that sisterly connection.
Well with little modestly my BFF and I beat the pants off of you and your BFF. For Realz.
We work together, play together, live blocks from each other. We call each other "Wifie". When my husband proposed to me he also bought her a small ring and proposed to her (still waiting for her husband to get me some jewels...)
We met our husbands on the same website. We both needed IVF to conceive our children. We drove from the East Coast to the west coast together in matching purple cars. It's weird.
And it just got weirder. Last year Jess started hospital bedrest at 28w4d. She had her gorgeous son Lucas 4 days later.
Yesterday I got put on hospital bed rest. I was 28w4d. Here's hoping we break the trend and the boys bake a little longer.
So why the bed rest? In two days my cervix went from a 1.8 to a .9. Huge difference. My OB saw me after the u/s and said "I'll see you at the hospital.".
The hospital was very very crowded. I waited about an hour for a room. I started feeling small contractions so my husband went to see if there was a place for me to lay down. He saw my OB, told her and though a sweet lady she knows how to kick some butt when she wants to.
First I got put in a labor room - ironically the one that I was in to start Bea's induction - while we waited for my room to be cleaned.
When I got to my room I got hooked up to a ton of monitors. Babies look awesome as usual. But they saw I was contracting (small ones) quite a bit. I got an IV that has been pumping water into my veins for the past 24 hours. The contractions are much less. In fact since earlier this afternoon I haven't felt a single one.
Then I got my first steroid shot. (Thank GOD)
A doctor from the NICU came (While Jess was visiting) and it was the same doctor who came to talk to Jess about what we can expect with babies born at 28 weeks and so on. He remembered her and her husband and Jess got to show him how big Lucas is now.
I just got my second steroid shot and things seem calm right now. I'm really hoping that Jeremy's 32w4d guess is correct, BUT if they come sooner I know they are in a great NICU. I know they are great sizes for their age. I know almost 29 weeks is not ideal but it could be so so much worse. I just know they'll do fine. Perhaps I'm being to naive. But I'd rather live like this right now.
I'll let you know what happens (cause it looks like I'll have time to be on the internet now).
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Good news: babies look great. Cervix is pretty much stable (with "minimal beaking"). And when the OB manual checked she said she was happy that there was still some length, it was still hard and though Baby A's head was there it wasn't "right there".
Bad news: I think the OB is starting to get concerned. She started talking about the steroid shots. She told me to come back Thursday or Friday and if things changed at all for the worse I'll get the first shot. Then when I went to schedule the nurse said "So Thursday" and I said "Or Friday" and the nurse said, no the doctor changed her mind and wants Thursday.
So though a stable (short) cervix, people are starting to worry at the office. Awesome.
The most important thing is I'm being monitored. I'm over 28 weeks (a GREAT place to be). Can you imagine going through this a month ago? Even more?
I don't want them to come any time soon (next goal 32weeks) but if they do we're at a great NICU with a great doctor and they're growing like weeds. We could be so much worse off.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Btw this is TOTALLY how I look right now. Minus the hair, makeup, smile and nice PJs.
OB appointment today. Good news...the boys are huge. Twin B is 3lbs and Twin A is catching up at 2lbs12oz.
Bad news. My cervix is now at a 1.8. So I'm on strict bedrest. I'll see the doctor again on Tuesday.
My husband had one of his "feelings" tonight. He's had this "feeling" three times. 1. He felt Bea was a girl. (check) 2. He felt we were having twins (check) 3. he felt the twin were both boys (check)
Feeling number 4? That they'll be born on his birthday (Sept. 13). They'll be 32w4d. I can live with that. So you've heard it hear first. The twins will be here in a month. ;o)
Monday, August 6, 2012
Is this thing on?
Okay...so that was a long blogging hiatus. I can explain. I'm lazy.
A lot has happened these last few weeks (months?). My DH and I went to Paris and London for a friend's wedding. When we came back I had an u/s. Babies looked great, but my cervix had gone from a 4+ to a 3.2.
So for the past few weeks (months?) we've been monitoring it. No crazy changes. But the last reading was a 2.96. Which caused my OB to give me a long lecture about how this is the most important time in a twin pregnancy. How I need to be taking it easy (I thought I was!) and how my commute to work (about 1+ each way) is not good for me or them.
Needless to say I've been bed-ish bound for the past week. No more picking Bea up. No more long car rides. No more strenuous activity (shoot...I really wanted to run that marathon). I know this is pretty conservative. A basically 3.0 cervix is not cause for alarm, but I'd rather be safe than sorry so this plan works for me. It's only a few more months at most for the best start at life for these little guys.
So what do you want to do when stuck in bed worrying about every ache and pain? Eat junk food! Nope...can't do it. I've got GD again. What I wouldn't give for a giant glass of cold milk....mmmmm.
Of course that means I've already planned my first post baby meal. Deep dish pizza. Cupcakes from my favorite bakery and salted bagels with cream cheese for breakfast the next morning. Can't wait! But I really hope to wait at least til October!
Finally on the baby front my boys have been growing like weeds. Baby B has now overtaken his brother in size. At our last u/s B was 2lbs 3oz and A was 1lb 13oz.
My doctor said I shouldn't be worried about the discrepancy...but what the heck...it's just one more thing to sit here and stew about....