A birthday, that is! Unless something goes awry before then, on July 23 we will probably meet Molly and Jackson. July 23 also happens to be my birthday as well, and I can't imagine a better gift.
How We Got Here:
|Just your standard NST!|
On Thursday, we went to a routine weekly appointment. The Bio-Physical Profile ultrasound looked great- fluid levels were good, M & J measured right on track, and they were moving like crazy! Once we were back in the exam room, the NP asked if I watched the nurse weigh me and if it was accurate. I've been basing my weight gain on my home scale because it's consistent, so I generally don't pay a lot of attention to the numbers at the doctor's office. For some reason, I did watch on Thursday- I laughed, and said that she actually spared me a pound to be nice. Excluding that measly pound, I'd gained 14 pounds in 8 days. This weight gain, coupled with super-shiny, tight calves and a blood pressure of 154/96 earned me a trip to L&D for "observation" and a 24-hour urine protein collection to rule out pre-eclampsia versus gestational hypertension.
The results weren't promising- my protein levels are high and my blood pressure is still elevated. My hemoglobin was also pretty low, so I got 2 units of blood yesterday, too. Our status was changed from "observation" to "in-patient", and we will stay put until the babies make their debut.
|How Paul is passing the hours.|
|How I'm spending my time...|
My OB has been texting all day with her partners and my MFM, threatening their lives if they deliver me before Monday without a very good reason. I do have pre-eclampsia and the twins need to come soon, but there is nothing emergent going on right this very second. Truthfully, I would much rather wait on my doctor as long as it's not detrimental to our little ones (or myself).
So, long-story-not-so-short, it looks like I might get to share a birthday with my babies. How special is that?