Motherhood = going crazy one day at a time!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

More quality time in labor and delivery

Well another week has passed and another Doctor's appointment has come and gone. This time, as usual, he didn't like my BP(140/90). So across the street to the hospital I went to be monitored AGAIN. I had a full proof guarantee this time however. If my BP stayed high, or my protein in the urine was at a 3+ he would deliver the girls. Well as usual my BP went right down and my urine was only a 2+. So on both cases only border line hypertensive. Not a good enough reason to have a c-section yesterday.

All factors point to some really healthy girls however. They look beautiful on the monitors, and they even stayed on the entire time yesterday. Dr. Li approximated the weights to be around 5 lbs. each now. That's a good size baby. No wonder I feel so bad. And the ultimate kicker, they are girls who always seem to do better respiratory wise after an early delivery. I say let's get on with it and see what these two little girls look like. Oh- I almost forgot, they have turned. No longer are they both transverse, they are both breach and facing each other. So no wonder I am getting so many kicks to the bladder. I will still require a c-section for breach babies, but at least Audry's head might not be so smooshie looking. I am a little distressed by the fact that I have been calling them by name for quite some time now and since they have changed positions I don't know who is who. Disturbing!

Anyway my Doctor's appointment that should have only taken 1/2 hour turned out to take all day. I left the house at about 10am, and didn't get home till close to 4pm. I go back to see the doctor on Monday. He told the nurse to discharge me and tell me to go home and not be such a good patient. So I've been up more today doing things to get ready for the girls. I hope to go to a movie tonight. It's just sitting for 2 hours right! It may be the last movie I get to see for a LONG, LONG time.

Mom leaves us on Tuesday night and I will miss all the help she has been. She has cooked us a great meal each night. Cleaned my whole house, windows and curtains and all. And she loves my baby Myles who is just starting to be comfortable with her. I guess I'm lucky that she will be coming back in a few weeks to help out more. Maybe Myles will be better acquainted with her and will warm up faster.

So for now that's it folks. Not a single baby in sight, but we will keep you posted. Watch out for coming news!


beautifuldey said...

Well not sure wether to say congrats or not...I know you're uncomfortable and all, but the longer they're in the better. (Yes, you can post this back to me in a few months). Anyway, glad the girls are looking good. Maybe there's still hope that they will both flip head down since there's evidently still room to move in there.

Melissa said...

Great post.
Thanks for keeping us updated.

Fun times at the McF home said...
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Fun times at the McF home said...

That was me that deleted the comment. Because what I said didn't sound right. Glad to hear you are ok, but disappointed. Just remember that they are a lot easier in the womb than out. Incubate as long as you can. And I love the names you picked out. I wanted to name my girl Audry, but Scott vetoed because that is his ex girlfriends name. Guess it's ok, since I only have boys! Hang in there!

KATE said...

Hi Brooke,
You are a real trooper. I think squeezing one baby inside can be rough. I'm at work this morning and I'll be spending a lot of my time making meds and TPNs for early babies in the NICU. Keep those babies in as long as it is safe for all of you. You do a much better job taking care of them than a whole team of hospital people. I know you're a superwoman, you can do it!

Plus, I'm sorry I am such a slacker when it comes to thank-you notes. We love the sleeper sac and cute romper you sent for Luke.

Good-luck with everything.


Kristin said...

3 more weeks. You can do it. Don't push it, you don't want to have a stroke, remember, you are at risk too. Good luck. Love you.

Leslie said...

Hang in there until the 22nd or 23rd if you can, then your mom can whiz back out and save the days with Myles, dinners, etc. Then you'll be 35 weeks! I'm sorry to be the one bringing her back! Please take care of yourself too, don't push too hard.

angie said...

I was just going to call for an update. SOunds like the girls are trying to keep you on your toes.

I'm here for you when you need me, Brooke!

Angela said...

Your a trooper girl. We are so proud of you for hanging in there.