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Bedrest is tougher than I ever imagined!

Nov 25, 2011 - 5 comments

So it has been a rough couple of weeks.  Just when we thought the worst was behind us with the TTTS scare- I am now having bleeding issues.  The good thing about this is there is something I can do about it- strict bed rest- with TTTS there was not anything I could do.  I am previa and they were hoping my placenta would move up as my uterus grows- no such luck.  I have bee in and out of the hospital a couple of times over the last few weeks and I was told next time they will keep me until delivery.  I guess January 5th is as late as they will let me go and we will be lucky to get that far.  BUT I really do not want to go too early.  
I am on strict bedrest.  My poor dh is having to do all the cooking, shopping, cleaning, painting the nursery, etc.  I feel guilty as he is working hard and I am lounging!  I an only get up for the bathroom and 1 shower a day.  I am so afraid I will bleed again.  I am afraid for my babies.  However, they seem to be doing fine, thank goodness.  
I do not want to sound ungrateful this really is not too much, I just have my moments!  Oh also found out I have mild preclampsia and gest. diabetes!  My GD I am controlling with diet and seem to be doing well.  As far as the preclampsia- my blood pressure levels have been fine.  I hate that they tested me the night  I had a HUGE bleed- and was hospitalized...who wouldn't have blood pressure issues!

So I am going to try to be a better mh friend and figure out what is going on with everyone else!  Hope you are doing well and there is lots of good news out there!

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by journey2motherhood, Nov 25, 2011
Lisa,

I knew something was up when I didn't hear from you.  Don't worry about us, just relax, stay in bed and do what the doctor tells you!! I know its frustrating but there isn't much you can do but rest.  Please let me know if you need anything! For now, just take care of yourself and your babies!! xoxox Joann

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by CarlaLP, Nov 25, 2011
Hey there,

I did 10 weeks hospital bed rest so I know how you feel!!! It was maddening! As long as your babies are okay...  I promise you that once they are here the bedrest will seem like a distant memory. Oh and I know it sounds strange but try to enjoy the quiet time now because the first three months with twins are TOUGH!! Lol, hang in there sweetie :)

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by sisi2399, Nov 25, 2011
Im praying for you and the babies..... Stay resting!!!!

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by Hopefulcb, Nov 26, 2011
It's good to hear you are doing well despite being on bedrest with previa, GD and preeclampsia! You do what you have to do to keep your little girls safe! I'm sure your DH is ok doing everything but I know how hard it is not to be able to do anything!  I feel like that too when I am too tired or just can't do as much as I used to and I'm not on bedrest!  But there is so much you can do online nowadays - your DH will be happy probably ifyou do most of the shopping online for baby and Christmas. Hang in there!!

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by waitn838, Dec 01, 2011
bed rest was really tough but it def helped get me as far as i made it....i am sorry you are having those issues.....you are lucky that your DH is helping and doing all those things for you....i still do not have the crib up and my babies were born on 11/22....he finally is at the point that is he out of time....baby A (jacob) should be home next week sometime....baby b (nicholas) has awhile to go yet :(

it is so hard not having my babies home with me....i miss them and feel so separated from them as i recover from my csection

feel free to msg me anytime

im having a hard time recovering from my cseciton because i was on bedrest for 5 months....my muscles were so weak and trying to do anything without using the stomach muscles was a challenge....thankfully things are starting to get better now

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