Friday, October 26, 2012

Week 33

33 - I wish I could redo this week. Over the past week I hadn't been feeling like myself. I've been real out of it, my vision has been blurry, I've been swelling more than normal, nausea is super bad, and I've just been hurting. My heart feels like it weighs 1,000 pounds and I cannot get rest because I'm afraid I won't wake up - like I'm going to have a heart attack or something. I went to see Dr. O for a regular check-up and my blood pressure was super high at 190/110. I also had 2+ protein in my urine. She got real serious on me. She told me to call Bryan, go home and pack a bag for the hospital because I had preeclampsia and "things are pretty damn serious right now" (in her words). She was not happy that I waited so long but I just figured I had an appointment with her that week and what I was experiencing was just the joy of a twin pregnancy.

When we got to the hospital they checked me in at Labor & Delivery. The nurse was really nice but had us kinda freaking out. She was prepping me to deliver within the next 24 hours. I had to be monitored for 24 hours and then they would make the decision. They had the NICU head doc come and talk to us (which also freaked me out). In my mind, I was just going in to be monitored and maybe in a few weeks I would be delivered - not that weekend or even in the next couple weeks!!

After 24 hours, my levels and bp had stabilized to a point where Dr. O felt like she could hold off on delivering, but she did say the babies would probably be here before 38 weeks. I was moved to the Ante Partum unit and monitored for another couple days. They monitored the babies every 4 hours so we got to hear their sweet little hearts beats A LOT. I think Hayden has settled in because he's been pretty quite lately. Connor on the other hand has been a wild man. The nurses were always laughing because he was constantly moving away from the monitor and they would have to hunt him down. I also showed some major contractions while being monitored. I love my sweet babies but I don't want to meet them just yet. I want them to get bigger and stronger! Thankfully, I was sent home after 3 days at the hospital and spent the rest of the week on strict bed rest and monitoring my blood pressure. I have a couple appts with Dr. O to make sure the pre-e hasn't gotten worse.

Hello Babies!

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