Lilypie - Pregnancy

Saturday, July 3, 2010

News!

I was going to write about my OB appointment on Thursday, and how frustrating it was. The doctor is not the one I regularly see - he's the only man in the practice, and while I like certain things about him (he LOVES doing breech extractions for Baby B rather than C-sections, when it's necessary), he's also been very laid back. He wanted to just keep waiting to 39 or even 40 weeks and see what happens. He also wanted to measure the babies and do a cervical check, but figured we might as well wait until next week. I was a little demoralized at the thought of having to go three more weeks, unable to turn in bed, unable to fit into shoes, barely able to get up off a chair or get out of the car.

But then ... today I went into the birthing center for my morning NST, which went well. I had a high school friend's wedding this afternoon, about a 45-minute drive away. After the NST, the doctor came in, which has never happened before (usually I only see nurses), and started talking to us about my blood pressure and pre-eclampsia, which I was already suspecting a week or two ago, but no one seemed to notice before. She noticed my BP had gradually been getting higher, and she wanted to check it again while I was sitting up instead of relaxing in the bed. Bad news - it got much higher.

So they did a urine and blood test and had the machine automatically check my BP every 5 minutes for about an hour, and it just kept getting worse, and the urine came back with protein. They sent me home with jugs for a 24-hour urine collection test and an appointment to go back tomorrow for a follow-up NST and to check my urine. If it's not good, I'll be admitted and induced. If it's ok, I will get probably a 2-3 day reprieve, but I'll likely be induced by the end of the week.

So! Finally something is happening. I obviously don't want pre-eclampsia, and given the choice, I wish my body would just go into labor instead of having to be induced, but I have to say I'm relieved. Waiting indefinitely while things have gotten so much harder, and in fact starting to feel like I wasn't going to make it, that was getting tough.

So now I have less than 24 hours to get my hospital bag finished off and try to relax and take it easy on modified bed rest. Tomorrow just might be the big day! And if it's not, I still only have a few days to go. I'm about to work on the memory books a bit more, read a novel, and watch my kitty sleep in peace, while my husband installs the carseats and works a bit.

Good thing, too, since it really feels like the babies are trying to break out my either popping a few ribs or breaking through my skin. I can't wait! Will update either way whenever I can.

Cheers!

12 comments:

  1. Yay for news although hoping the pre-e doesn't become much of a problem. Hoping that babies are here soon safely and hopefully you get the delivery you want. Good luck.

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  2. Oh my gosh... it doesn't seem like it can be time for you to have babies already - though I'm sure you're more than ready. So exciting (not the pre-eclampsia part) - can't wait to hear what tomorrow brings!

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  3. Cheering you on! I hope the babies are here soon, and safely, and that you can start enjoying your new life together. :)

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  4. Woohoo! (ok, not for the pre-e) I will be praying for a safe and healthy delivery. Enjoy your movies! ;)

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  5. Hope that everything goes well for you and the babes! Hang in there!

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  6. It's TIME! OMG I can't believe that it's TIME! I can't wait!

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  7. Hoping your twins are safely delivered by now and that mom and babies are doing well. I can't wait to read the follow up entry. All the best to you and the family. x

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  8. I'm wishing you all the best and will pray for a safe delivery.

    That may be the last peaceful sleepy that poor kitty ever gets! I have one baby and two kitties and they both live on high alert. With two babies to one kitty, your kitty may elect to move outside.

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  9. squeeee! get ready! the first four weeks have been a hard road, but we made it! you'll do great!

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  10. Wow, it's really here! Due day! It's so exciting! Keep us posted!

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  11. Oooohhh how exciting! I'll be sending you TONS of good JUJU!
    *HUGS*

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