Monday, March 3, 2014

Emily and Charlie have arrived!!

Born on February 28, 2014. 

Emily : 4lbs 10oz born at 1:48pm
Charlie : 6lbs 5oz born at 1:46pm

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

36 weeks = head of romaine lettuce!

I can not believe that I've made it this far! 

I've read so many statistics and stories of preterm labor (which still technically I'm preterm until next week). Mentally, I feel like now that I'm 36 weeks, I'm going to go into labor at any minute! 

I just wish it would hurry up and be Friday so that I knew what was happening inside my uterus!! I hate not knowing and hate waiting. 

I just hope that since I'm this far along, they won't have to spend any/a lot of time in the NICU and that she is ok. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

NST today, my blood pressure was elevated again. The nurse took it three times in a half hour, average being 136/89. The doctor on call wasn't too concerned so I didn't have to do any bloodwork. Just return on Friday. The babies were both reactive on the monitor and did fine. 

While I was in the waiting room, there was a baby born. The babys grandmother and aunt were there and crying. Too cute.. 

Friday, February 21, 2014

We met with the doctor scheduled to do my March 13 csection this morning. He was nice, trying to crack jokes also very serious. He did ask me how did I draw the short straw when it came to him doing my csection. I found that funny. My blood pressure was 140/80... Ugh. And my weight is up to 36lbs gained. Bill asked him if I'll make it to 3/13 and he said pregnancy is too unpredictable to guess. I have the BPP and NST this afternoon where I'll get my blood pressure checked again. 

BPP revealed low amniotic fluid surrounding the baby girl which goes along with what the doctor said last week about the placenta maybe not providing adequate nutrition. The amniotic fluid is ingested by the baby and urinated back out and the process starts again. So low fluid corresponds with low nutrient input and low urine output (from what I read online). The doctor felt it fine to see me next week so it wasn't too concerning today apparently. 

NST was normal. 

If I had to guess... We could meet our babies on 2/28/14. :-)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

35 weeks

It's my birthday and I'm 35 weeks today!

The NST was normal yesterday, the nurse said I was the easiest patient all day. 

The babies are the size of.... Honeydew melon!! 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

I tried some "sleepy time tea" last night hoping to not wake up while sleeping. Did it work? NO! I woke up more. :-) I had a few nights of "comfortable" sleeping this weekend and now I'm back to "torture" sleeping. The babies are sticking out my sides that I have to sleep on, it feels like lying on a brick.. Only to roll over and be lying on another brick. Oh well. It'll be over soon, I know. Then I'll be recovering from surgery. I just want to be comfortable again! 

I'm off to a NST now..