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Doctor ordered hospital bed rest at 30 weeks with twins

Dec 01, 2010 - 22 comments
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Well after a lovely day at work where my coworkers surprised me with a beautiful baby shower I went to my 30 week appt afterwards and am now in the hospital on bedrest. I was admitted to labor and delivery this afternoon around 6pm and have been closely monitored since. At my appt earlier everything looked good - the heartbeats were both 150 BPM, good blood pressure and my cervix was still strong and long. What concerned the doctors is that Baby A gained 1 full pound in 2 weeks and Baby B gained only a few ounces. When the tech looked at the cords the bigger baby at 3.9 lbs was looking perfect and was getting lots of blood and food. The smaller baby at only 2.6 lbs had something blocking in the cord and wasnt getting much food and blood. The ordered me to be on immediate full time bed rest and I am now done with work (doctors orders) atleast until the babies come. So they are pumping me full of steroids to strengthen their lungs because more than likely these babies are coming a lot quicker than anticipated. If the small baby continues to not grow at a normal rate then they have no choice but to take them via ceserian and will be able to help her eat and grow like she is suppose to. I am so very scared and nervous for my babies. I hope and pray that everything turns out okay and our babies and myself are safe in God's arms. Sorry to cut this short but I have to go. The nurse is going to get me set up with an IV. I will keep you ladies updated.

Mood Swings

Nov 16, 2010 - 5 comments
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Some days I feel like a bad person. I mean, I know im a good person but my mood swings get the best of me MOST of the time during this pregnancy so far. I am usually the happy go lucky person with a big cheesy smile on her face. But recently I have felt so negative and down. I feel like I criticize everything in my everyday life and have a bad attitude now. Eric has even noticed and says that I am being negative lately and complaining more. Hopefully it's just the hormones.....? I dont want to be like this when the girls get here. I just want my old self back :(

I guess I didn't know who else to share this with. But I know you ladies are super supportive and can get me out of this funk as you have many times before.

Seriously, is my OB on crack?

Nov 03, 2010 - 15 comments
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Well, my appt yesterday went great. After not feeling the girls for 24 hours I was a nervous wreck beforehand. Little ones started moving around after I left - FINALLY! The heartbeats were 146 and 150 which were right on track. I told the doc that I havent really felt the girls in the last 24 hours and he said if that happens again to call them and schedule to come in to make sure everything is okay. But thankfully this was a false alarm because the girls are looking great. Cervix is 3.9 (4.0 is perfect he said) so these little ones have a while to go till they are ready to come out. He gave me a paper that explained at 28 weeks I have to start counting kicks and make sure that they are kicking atleast 10 times a day. It's going to be hard because sometimes I cant tell who is who!

Then he says that I am gaining too much weight.... i've gained 26 pounds so far. What do you mean im gaining too much weight - im having twins! He says that I dont want to reach 50 pds + but thats what he told me to gain in the beginning! And THEN he told me I might be able to go to 38 weeks when we originally discussed having a scheduled c-section at 36 weeks. ???? WHAT??!! I have had absolutely NO anxiety about having them because I figure a c-section will be easy. But now I have to think about waiting around for my water to break and what happens if one is breach! Oh my, this is just too much to think about. It seems like everything about delivery is different than we spoke last time and i'm starting to think he doesnt know his @ss from his elbow. To top it off he says he wants to change my due date to February 11th instead of the 9th. Ummm really.....2 days? Does it really matter? Maybe it's the hormones that are making me crazy but I was so confused after my appt. Atleast the girls are looking great. That's all I guess that matters.

Happy but sad today

Oct 20, 2010 - 9 comments
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Today I have been on an emotional roller coaster. Firstly, we had our 24 week appt and everything went great. The girls are getting so big and their mom is getting even bigger. They each weigh around a pound and a half and are growing rapidly right now. The last appt the babies were laying on top of one another like bunk beds but today one was breached and the other was lying vertical. So they are  L shaped in my tummy :)

Sad to hear the news from a great friend of mine. She had her 5th miscarriage last week and just told me today. I am so sad for her. Especially since I am having twins and I feel bad contacting her because I dont want her to get upset. The last thing I want is for her to be hurt. She is my age, 25, and we have known each other since grade school. I cant imagine what is going through her mind right now. I have a slight idea because of my experiences with infertility but to lose 5 pregnancies I am speachless. She said her RE has told them they will need IVF if they ever plan to have children - which they dont have the thousands of dollars to do. I really really hope that they get a little miracle and are able to conceive on their own and can carry their peanut/peanuts to term. Please God if there is anything you can do for them, they are amazing people who deserve nothing but the best. Anyone else gone through a similar situation with a friend/family member and you felt helpless?