Sunday, April 26, 2009

31 Weeks and Continuing!

31 weeks and doing well here! Thursday I had a little sharp pain in my pelvic area so they checked the babies and me early and everything looks great. My cervix is stable at 1cm they say and just a little dilated, which is completely normal for a woman who has had children before and I just have very mininum Braxton Hicks contractions. The babies were rolling all around during their ultrasounds, so the measurements were hard to get. Due to that fact, they didn’t really tell me the size, but that they did grow some but nothing major. I am just praising the Lord that they are continuing to thrive and I am able to keep them in. I do have this strange feeling that I will last much much longer than expected.

Awesome Cars book!

Other good news is they gave me a “get out of here” date: 35 weeks! Three weeks to go..which seems like forever, but if I have made it a month here already I can do this! They did give me permission for a wheelchair ride outside once or twice a week so yesterday Andy’s Brother brought Ian over and we all went out in the hospital garden for 30 mintues. It was Heaven and really brightened my mood (Ian picked dandelions and rocks and gave them to me as gifts). They also were going to let me go home for the weekend this week but the Chief said it was too early and that he wants me at least 32 weeks. Which most likely means if all is stable at my check this week I can go home for a couple days! If I could do this every weekend I have left, I think I can make it to 35 weeks and stay sane.

Thank you to all my Family and Friends helping me get through this.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

I made it to 30 Weeks!

I am glad to have made it 30 weeks. It feels like a great milestone to be out of the twenties. I would have updated you sooner but there is not too much to talk about when you are laying in a bed all day.
Monday I had my big check and the girls are growing beautifully. Baby A now weighs 1500g/3.3lbs or 3lbs 4oz, and Baby B weighs 1600g/3.5lbs or 3lbs 9oz. This is the first time I have carried over 6lbs in my belly since Ian was born at 5lbs 5oz..and I certainly feel it all! (I have a new picture but it isn't on cd so I can't get it to from the hospital) They also did my cervical check and saw that it had improved to a 1.9cm so they are now calling it stable. The IV is still in my arm and they do not plan to take me off the medication. I was given some privileges, a shower everyday, 15 minutes on the balcony on my floor, and 10 minutes using a pedaling machine in bed (don’t want to lose that muscle.)

It is wonderful to get to those things and the showers feel fantastic! Somehow, it just is never enough. Two days ago I started feeling pretty sad. I guess the reality of being in here a long time is really setting in and the boredom of staying in this bed is getting to me. Today I really let out the waterworks and the assistant OB could see how sad I was so she brought my OB to see me (never thought he would visit me here). He talked with me a little, well more like talked to me since it was hard to understand me through the sobs. He gave the doctors orders that my Husband can sleep over here any and every night. I am so excited!!! We really wanted to do this before but they told us he would have to pay 70chf a night! Now it is free..yippie. Although he can’t do it tonight since he has to work, their will be plenty of other nights he can just stay over. I just can’t wait!

My Husband has still been coming every evening without fail, even since he has been super tired from work. I wish theirs some way for him to know how much it means to me but I feel words just can’t express it.

Playing With Book

Ian has been doing great this week. I told my Mother-in-Law she could give him a haircut since I was unable and he just looks so grown up. For the first time I hear him say new words and saw him draw a circle. I am so glad he is doing this well away from me since I know it is hard for me when I go from being there for him 24/7 to seeing him only a couple hours a week. He is a very resilient kid!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Laying In My Electric Bed

I wish I had great news to give but I will start from last Friday. I was checked again and they said I had improved a lot and allowed me to go home. My weekend was great, I got to spend time at home with Ian and enjoy some quality time with my Husband.

Playing with Cars Book

I scheduled my next OB appointment for Wednesday because the doctors wanted a follow up. At the appointment, right away he told me that he wished he could say I could stay home but my cervix was just too short (1.07cm) and funneling. I was so surprised to hear this since I had been following strict bedrest at home and been feeling pretty good.

Baby B: 28weeks 4days

28w 4d Baby B- Nose, Lips, and Chin

Once I got here last night, they did the usual admittance check. I was hooked up to the contraction monitor and to my surprise I was having contractions but couldn’t even feel them. They put me on Gynipral through IV to keep the contractions away. I am supposed to stay on this for three days. It is noon here and I haven’t felt any contractions, so I guess all is good. The doctor came in earlier and said they might transfer me to another hospital this weekend that can handle preemie births, but she said she will have to talk to the chief about that first. So I am here to stay in the hospital till the girls make their arrival. It is going to be a rough ride.

Baby A: 28weeks 4days

28w 4d Baby A- Facing down looking at my back

I cannot believe how fast things can change without you even knowing it and even more how different pregnancies can be. With Ian I pretty much had a picture perfect pregnancy and now this is the complete opposite. I hope I can keep the Twins in, to at least 32 weeks. My emotions are really all over the place. Please continue praying for us.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

7 Days and Good News

Finally a good update. Today they gave me a full over check and the girls are still growing great. During the ultrasound Baby B was trying to look up to see what we were doing while we were checking her head size, it was so cute! I was also given a fasting blood sugar test, it was pretty low which is good in terms of not having gestational diabetes.

In other good news my cervix has gone from 1.8cm to 2.3cm while I have been on a full week of bedrest. I was hoping this meant that I could go home today but they say they want to monitor me more. I am now able to take a shower everyday and walk the halls some. On Friday they will check again to see how this activity has affected me then determine if I can go home this weekend. I am praying and praying that things will continue to get better because I am starting to go all kookoo preggo in here. This morning I have been crying at every little thing, so embarrassing when the nurse walks in!

Mommy feeding Ian Pizza
Ian visiting me in the hospital on his birthday

I don’t know what I would do without my Husband. He has been devotedly coming to see me every evening. Just those few hours of laying with him has helped me to get through this just a bit easier.

In other news, Ian had his two year check-up earlier this week and my boy is right on track! It is so nice to have that worry off my chest. I thought his speaking skills were a bit behind but everything is great, and he understands so much in 3 languages. Can I brag?

Ian blowing out candles

Happy Wednesday Everyone.