Tuesday, June 25, 2013

32 weeks (with twins) and updates!!

How far along? 32 weeks
 Total weight gain/loss: +44lbs. 6 of those pounds in the last week according to the MFM scale.  I will be speaking to my OB about it tomorrow! I've got some major edema happening!
 Maternity clothes? Yes, but very few that fit over the belly!
  Stretch marks? Oh yes, they've been there for years. My belly is starting to itch like crazy, I am afraid there are new ones about to pop up!
Sleep: Horrible!  It takes me forever to fall asleep, and I sleep for about 2-3 hours then I am awake for 2-3 hours.  I get maybe 4 hours a night if that.  Benedryl isn't helping much either. 
Best moment this week: Seeing the boys today at my MFM appointment!  Great photos, and they are so big!
Movement: Yes they are having a party in there!
Food cravings: sweets
Gender: TWO BOYS!!!!! Kaden & Logan
Labor Signs: Contractions off and on.  Nothing regular thankfully.
Belly Button in or out? still in, but completely flat and starting to protrude on the top.
 What I miss: Being able to walk without getting out of breath or dizzy.  Being able to bend over and put my shoes on!
What I am looking forward to:Meeting these babies!!!  5 weeks to go.  Hopefully I get to schedule my c-section next week!
Milestone: 32 weeks!!!! That is a big milestone.  Next milestone is 34 weeks so that I can stay in this city and deliver! 

larger than life!

At our regular growth ultrasound 2 weeks ago, they found the boys to be 23% discordant in their growth.  That landed us a referral to the UW Seattle to see a MFM.  C & I drove down there today for that appointment.  Our ultrasound was first, and it was amazing the difference in their equipment.  We had  a few hours to kill before we saw the doctor, so we found a nice park overlooking Lake Washington, had a great lunch and made our way back.  The perinatologist says everything looks good.  The boys are HUGE for 32 weeks.  Kaden is 4#11oz and Logan is 5#5oz, only 12% different according to their estimation.  So long as the boys stay above the 50% for weight, and no more than 20% difference, we are okay!  The doctor did recommend I stop working because of the scares of hypertension and pre-term labor.  I was reduced to 20 hrs a week at 27 weeks working 2.5 days a week.  That has been manageable until this past week.  I think I have hit the wall.  The full days are so hard to get through.  It's so much effort to get up and ready for work and then be there for 9 hours a day, I have absolutely nothing left when I get home.  Add in my 3 year old to the mix and it just isn't fair.  My BP has also been elevated on those days that I work.  She said to tell my regular OB tomorrow to write me out of work, and I am happy to do so.  I am looking forward to the time alone with Ethan before these two boys come! 

Only about 5 weeks and counting! I should be able to schedule my c-section tomorow for sometime the last week of July/first of August.  Despite all of the PTL scares, I think these boys will stay put until they are pulled out :) 
I am loving these pictures we got today!!  Kaden is head down and has less room so we couldn't get any good shots of him.  Logan is transverse up in my ribs and gave us a great peak at his adorably chubby face! :) I cannot wait to see them!!!



Monday, June 3, 2013

29 weeks (with twins)

How far along? 29 weeks
 Total weight gain/loss: +35lbs as of this morning..
Maternity clothes? Yes, sadly I am running out of shirts that fit the belly.
 Stretch marks? Oh yes, they've been there for years.
Sleep: When I do sleep it's okay.  Waking up with back/hip/leg pain most nights which isn't fun. I have been waking up between 3-4AM the past few days and not able to fall back asleep.  I don't enjoy it.
Best moment this week: Making it another week!  Good appointment today.  The weather is beautiful this week!
Movement: Yes they are having a party in there!
Food cravings: sweets
Gender: TWO BOYS!!!!! Kaden & Logan
Labor Signs: Contractions off and on.  Nothing regular thankfully.
Belly Button in or out? still in, but completely flat.
 What I miss: Feeling like a human being!
What I am looking forward to: Growth ultrasound next week.  Getting past 34 weeks.  I am ready to be done.  8 more weeks!
Milestone: I made it past 28 weeks!  That is the first milestone for twins!  Next up is 32 weeks, and then once I get past 34 weeks if I were to go into labor I can deliver at the hospital in town.  It better not happen before then or I have to head to Seattle!

29 weeks measuring 37 weeks
I had a scare last week Wednesday.  That was my first day at work after 4 days off (Memorial Day).  I felt dizzy and headachy while getting ready for work but just assumed it was normal because I am feeling like that more and more these days.  Well I made it about an hour sitting at my desk before I just couldn't take it.  My heart was racing, I was short of breath and extremely nauseated.  I ended up vomiting a few times and just felt bad over all.  I went to my lead and told her I thought I should go home.  At that point she said I should really see my OB due to the shortness of breath and I agreed.  Thankfully I work right downstairs from my OBs office.  They got me right in and my B/p and heart rate were elevated.  The doctor came in and asked what had been going on and he decided I needed to go to L&D to be checked out.  I told him I would call my hubby to come get me and he said no I am calling an ambulance, we are not taking any risks. 

I started getting worried at that point.  My husband met me at L&D and they were very quick to get things going.  They thought I had a DVT or PE which was very scary.  I had an EKG, chest xray, doppler study of both legs, and tons of lab work.  They hooked me up to the NST and wouldn't you know it I was also contracting like crazy.  The doctor checked me and I was soft but still closed.  He did a fetal fibronectin test which checks to see if you might go into labor in the next 2 weeks and that was negative as well.  I spent 7 hours in triage and had 2 OB's and an internist overseeing my care.  They finally decided to admit me overnight for observation.  I had another spell of the SOB, rapid heart rate and crummy feeling, but then nothing else.  What they did find is that I have a very low platelet count.  At my OB appointment today, the doctor decided to send me to a hematologist to make sure there isn't an underlying cause.  Let's hope not!  Tomorrow is my first day back at work since that day and I'm a little nervous.  It's not comfortable to sit for a long period or stand, but I'll just have to make do.  I am only working 2.5 days a week from here on out unless they decide to stop it all together again. 

On another note, my wonderful friends threw me a baby shower this past weekend and it was wonderful!  We got a ton of stuff (mainly clothes, blankets, burp rags, and a huge gift card to costco!).  I am washing all of the newborn clothes, hats, and blankets today :)  Only 8 more weeks to go!!