34weeks!!!

IMG_5193.JPGI’ve been on “the inside” for a week. A WEEK.

And, I’m okay with it.

It’s SO. EASY. to complain about being on bed rest and only allowed to leave the bed to use the restroom, but everyday I’m in the room I’m in (which means my girls haven’t come) is another day they get optimal “care” & it also means I’m healthy enough to continue to carry them.

No, I haven’t been outside for a week…. I haven’t been able to watch my favorite shows…. I’ve swelled so much due to the fluids they’ve given me……. BUT, I’d be ungrateful & petty to complain about any of that.

The hospital has also reminded me of experiences and journeys we have that can be frustrating but with a little perspective shift, can be counted as great blessings. I haven’t had this much time to think and be still in so long. I have no idea what state we’d be in if I wasn’t admitted into the hospital. I was 33w, dilating and effacing (if you can say that), and bopping along just fine……. Days away from eerily high blood pressure – while on bed rest. I don’t even want to imagine what could have happened to me or my girls if I was going about my days as normal and my blood pressure increased as it has. How would I have known? It terrifies me to think about.

BUT, all things are well. My little people are still baking. I am loving the emails, texts, comments, and visits!! They make my day!! :)

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hospital diaries day 5

Ok.
So, first, it’s boring as all get out around here. I’ll be watching Netflix tonight and doing some reading since E! isn’t played on my tv.

Second, I’ve had some awesome nurses so I’m so grateful for that! Sweet nurses definitely makes the stay much nicer.

Third, I was struggling with a bit over the last couple of days, but am finally starting to settle comfortably in a new perspective. Thankfully.

I was so. proud. to have had a really great twin pregnancy. Thankful that we haven’t had any major issues and have avoided the minor ones. My girls are healthy and growing so very well and I hadn’t gained too little or too much weight. Great reports from all doctors, every visit and I even though I was making a concerted effort to slow down, I planned to hang around another 3 to 4 weeks.

So, when I landed in the hospital, I was a bit disappointed but at the same time expecting things to move, ya know? I wasn’t expecting to still be here 5 days later with no one to play with and ogle over. Lol.

The truth of the matter is, it’s a good thing that things are moving slowly. My girls were able to have (and pass) two more BPP’s and they’re staying put longer which is great for everyone – especially them. They’re both over 4 lbs and as active as ever – which is more good news. My Ob wants them to stay put until at least 34 weeks, which is Wednesday, so in a few more days we’ll be in the clear for these ladies to come whenever they’d like!

My belly measured a whopping 43 cm on my teeny frame which just means my uterus just kinda maxed out. Especially for a 1st pregnancy. (That’s a cm for every week you’re pregnant…. And, I was only 33w when I was measured!)

We’re good. And, doing well.
And, that report is definitely one to be grateful for – even if it does mean being stuck in the hospital!

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33 weeks..

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Yea…… This is all I have for ya! Lol. A forced, between contractions shot.

33 weeks ON. THE. DOT. and landed in the hospital.

So, this is what happened.

I (well, the girls) had a BPP (BioPhysical Profile) which is an exam that measures well-being…. Sac fluid, organs, and movement. Well, one little lady decided that that was a perfect time to possibly take a nap so after candy, water, poking, and prodding – she was not moving as much as they would have liked.
So, we got put in for monitoring and was given one of two steroid shots for the girls’ lung development.
Then, I started contracting. & I was given meds to stop the contractions.
Then, they found an issue with my kidneys.
And, I was 1 1/2 in dilated & 60% effaced. Idk when all of this occurred, but here we are. Lol.

Thursday:
Another BPP (which the same little lady alllllmost failed) which meant we had to do ANOTHER the next day. They both were very interesting during that exam. They wouldn’t move when it was their turn, but when all eyes were on sister- they got to performing which is why they “almost” failed.
Second steroid shot and the news that the doctors were not going to stop labor with medication rather with fluid.

The goal is to keep the girls in til 34 weeks – Wednesday. I contract throughout the day but the worst ones tend to come about 1a-5a so I don’t get too much rest during that time.

I was bummed bc even if I were to leave the hospital, my goal was to work until Dec. 19th, the last day before Christmas break, but Dr. shot that down real quick.

So, we’re just bed resting. Hanging out. I’ve learned how to follow my contractions on the monitor but really prefer to take my own notes, though it’s kinda hard in the midst of contracting! Lol. I’m not really into hospital food…… And, trying to keep the leg wrap thingies on to minimize the Michelin Man effect all this fluid is having on my bod!!

In the meantime, y’all rock! Thanks for the emails – I see a few I need to respond to!!!! And, your messages, texts, and calls!

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