Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Remember That Everything Can Change Overnight

I've been taking my blood pressure 3 x day as directed and we noticed a trend that it was going up, but this morning at the OB it was high, high, high.
There was also protein in my urine.

And....I'm back in the hospital.
It has turned into mild preeclampsia, which we knew all along it could. Some of my blood levels are coming back elevated as well, so I'm being poked and prodded quite a bit.
At least I had a nice 3 week reprieve at home! And Chicken got better just in time.
So, now my due date has been moved from 38 weeks to 37 weeks which is January 30. That's 10 days!!! I can do 10 days no problem. I hope my body cooperates as well and these babies stay in 10 more days.

In fact, Chicken and I are relieved that they wanted to admit me for the duration of the pregnancy because everything about a high risk pregnancy can change overnight and I feel much more comfortable here getting the best round the clock care.
That's why we choose a high risk specialist for this twin pregnancy and it was the right choice--BY FAR.

We're mentally prepared for them to come any day now, but it would be really nice for them to hold on to 37 weeks.
They still have me cleared for a vaginal birth unless things get crazy. I had my first (2) cervical checks today (OMG those F*cking hurt) and while I'm not dilated at all, my cervix is nice and soft. Also, when they did the non-stress test, it showed I was having mild contractions--but they are irregular and nothing I can feel.

Overall, things are fine and the babies are perfect which is the most important thing.
And in less than 3 hours we've made it to Aquarius! (No offense Capricorns but we really wanted Aquarius!) Little Aquarians who will be here in 10 days or less!


Expectant Duck said...

YEA! Aquarians. Sorry to read about the hospitalization, but I agree you gotta feel safe and I am sure you feel much better being in hospital for the next to days until the baby fishes appear. said...

10 days!!! TEN! Holy shite! I'm glad you are at the hospital given the pre E. Lets hope it levels off and the babes stay put.

God Puffer, can you believe you are going to be holding two babies in less than two weeks!?!

Sending all my best for you and these babies.

insertmetaphor said...

It sounds like you're in good spirits. I'm glad you're getting the monitoring you need and that those babes are still staying put for now. And now you two are out of the house so it can be cleaned! :)

mamaandmummy said...

Sorry you're back in the hospital! I'm glad you're being to positive, though. WOW, ten days. Hopefully it will go by in a flash.

tireegal68 said...

As an Aquarius who is about to be 42 on Friday I second your endorsement of the water carrier! Glad you're getting expert care and that Chicken recovered in time. Hope that all goes smooth and gentle for you and the babes and you keep well and so do they. Take care:)

Two Moms, Two Monkeys said...

Holy Monkey you are about to be a MOMMY! So glad you are in the hospital and being so positive about it! That attitude will definitely help you keep that blood pressure down. Thank God Chicken got better when she did so she is able to be there with you... this is going to be an exciting ride so rest up as much as you can and talk to eachother about anything and everything now that its just you TWO. Soon, you will be FOUR and the newer additions to the family will steal every ounce of your attention.

You've made it so far and have given your babies a great start! Be proud of yourself, everyday is a miracle. Wishing you a wonderful birth experience, I'll be thinking of you!

Anonymous said...

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N said...

SO glad you're in there, getting the monitoring you deserve. *hugs* I hope that both you get to keep them in a while longer, and that they come out before you get sick. ♥

Lizzie said...

hey lady - i have no idea the difference between capricorn and aquarius - but delighted they are waiting - hope you all make it another ten days - glad you are where you can get the best care and they can monitor it all - love to you - xo

Schroedinger said...

Glad you are getting the care & attention you need! In 10 days or less you get to meet Chicklet and Shadow Boxer! How wonderful.

2momswithaplan said...

Woohoo! 10 days! I'm excited to see pictures and hear all about the birth story!