Wednesday, December 7, 2011

35 weeks, 2 days!

We made it to 35 weeks and we're still hanging in there! 35 weeks is a big milestone because if they had been born before 35 they automatically have to go to the NICU. Now, it just depends on how well they are doing when they arrive.

Since we've been here, they've been monitoring my blood pressure every 4 hours. It had been holding steady up until yesterday evening when we got two high readings. So, we will be finding out soon if today will be their birthday! (That doesn't even feel real to type that!)

Obviously, the longer I stay pregnant, the better for the babies. But, I have to admit that I'm going a little bit crazy after being in the hospital for a week now!

I'll post later with another update once we find out more...and I'll try to get a picture in there too. :)

Friday, December 2, 2011

It's Time to Play Catch Up!

I know, I know...I'm a huge slacker when it comes to the blog. And honestly, I don't even have a good excuse. :)

So, let's get caught up, shall we?

Last time I posted I was 21 weeks I think. Currently, I'm 34 weeks and 4 days and the babies are doing great!

I, on the other hand, am a little bit of a different story...

We had our regular weekly appointment on Wednesday of this week. My blood pressure was up a little bit, but the nurse said not to worry and that she would check it again before I left. So, we had our ultrasound and then the doctor came in a dropped the bomb. I had protein in my urine and that combined with the higher blood pressure had won me a trip to the hospital to be monitored for preeclampsia. I checked in on Wednesday around lunch and we found out this morning that, unfortunately, I definitely have it. Which means I am a permanent resident here until they decide it's time for the babies to be born.

We're hoping to get at least another week, but we'll just be taking it day by day. I promise to be better about updating! Especially since I really have nothing else to do now that I'm spending my days in a hospital bed. :)