Twice As Nice

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Follow Up - Babies are 8 Months old already!

Well, I just sent a link to this blog to my good friend FO who is newly pregnant and thought she'd get a kick out of reading all my crazy symptoms along the way.

In doing this I realize I haven't posted since the babies were born! Bad blogger! Bad!

Life has been crazy (as expected) but wonderful with Ethan and Hannah in my life. Besides having twins, my hubby and I have done crazy things like:
  • move halfway across the country
  • I stopped working
  • we moved in with my mom
  • and oh, we are about to start our own business.
I should really start a new blog about our life now. Keep your eyes peeled for that one!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Babies Are Here - 34 weeks 3 days

It's been one week since my life turned upside down! I've managed to give birth to two beautiful babies - a boy (Ethan) and a girl (Hannah) last Friday morning.

Let's start back a week ago today when I had a scheduled appt with my OB. We also had our last ultrasound scheduled for that day and the sonographer saw a pleural effusion in Baby A's chest (Hannah). I was told that we needed to go to a larger hospital nearby for confirmation via a Level II ultrasound and probable induction of labor.

A pleural effusion is a build up of fluid in the chest. Hannah's turned out to be a chimera (fat deposit), but it was large enough to be pushing her heart to the side. They needed to act quickly to prevent any respiratory distress.

When I arrived at the hospital I was admitted to L&D and checked - no dialation, barely any effacement. I was given an EZ catheter to force my cervix to open along with pitocin. Inserting the catheter in my already swollen parts was painful! After that was finished I called for the pain meds - ASAP. So the catheter stayed for 6 hours and when removed I was 5 cm dialated, but hardly any effacement. So they continued pitocin.

My water broke on its own around 3:30 AM after being given an epidural. Around 7 AM I started feeling more pressure and by 9 AM I was wheeled into the OR for delivery.

There were no less than 12 people in the OR and after pushing for 1 hr 15 min, Hannah came out. Ethan came out 45 min later - slow going since he was posterior.

Since then both babies have been living in the NICU, it looks like Ethan will be coming home sooner than Hannah. Hannah has had a few issues since being born, none of which seems be be of major concern to the Dr's. I of course, am worried all the time.

That's all for now - will post more later....

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Slacking at Keeping Up My Posts!

Here we are, in the home stretch! Today I'm 33 weeks - I imagine it can be anywhere up to 5 more weeks from now. We shall see.

Both babies continue to move around like crazy and the movements are stronger now that they are getting bigger - definitely packing more of a punch!

I'm going weekly now to the Dr's for the NST and general checkup. So far everything is looking good - let's hope that continues for at least another 3 weeks or so.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Trapped at Home - Week 2

So at my last appointment, my OB wanted me to start a modified bed rest routine - where I should be laying down 6 hours a day (not necessarily all at once). I started working from home last week and am now on week 2 of being trapped inside. It isn't too bad as long as I keep a schedule of things to do to keep me from going crazy.

My next appt is Thursday and I can't wait since we'll be having an U/S - I keep wondering how much each baby weighs now. I'm hoping closer to 3lbs than 2.

So tomorrow I'll be 30 weeks - I'm hoping to make it to 36 weeks. We shall see how it goes. So far so good, but I know things can change quickly.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

28 Weeks - The Final Countdown Begins

Wow - can't believe I've made it to this milestone. At this point both babies weigh a little more than 2 lbs, so there is much more weight to gain before the end. But the end is in sight - finally. If I believe my Dr that these babies will be out by week 38, we only have a max of 10 more weeks to go. That in itself is AMAZING!!!

My next Dr's appt is on Friday at which time he's supposedly going to give me the green light for modified bed rest. At first I wasn't sure about that since I wasn't having any underlying conditions, but as time goes by and the aches and pains increase, I can totally understand why this needs to happen. For instance last night insomnia took hold and I was up from 1 - 4 AM wide awake. I actually got out of bed, did laundry, cleaned up and tried to organize my recipe card holder. Who does that???

Friday, August 7, 2009

Glucose & Baby Shower - Week 26

Guess it's been a busy week!

Last weekend we traveled back to the east coast for my baby shower, it was very nice and we had a great time. It was so good seeing all my girlfriends who not only came to the shower, but they came out to dinner with me on Saturday night as well. We received lots of nice things, but still need a few more items. Luckily we received a lot of gift cards and money to make that a little easier!

Yesterday I took my glucose test and found out today I passed - no problems! I do have slight anemia and need to start taking an iron supplement. Apparently, that'll give you a ton of constipation - which I'm not looking forward to. Back on the Colace and Miralax!

My belly has popped and my inny belly button is morphing into an outie. All my friends thought I looked huge. At my shower I looked like a pink circus seen above. I'm standing next to my girlfriend who gave birth to a baby girl in April. My friends made me wear a silly tiara and mom to be button.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

25 Weeks

So far so good. I'm getting excited as this weekend is my shower and we'll be traveling back to CT for it. Definitely not looking forward to the long drive to get there, but hopefully I'll get comfy and take a nap.

My aches and pains continue, with something new popping up everyday. Yesterday (all day) I had terrible round ligament pain. Today my left leg is killing me. So weird.

Next week is the big glucose test. I really hope I pass. My Dr thinks I've gained more than he'd like to see, but I'm still not carrying as large as you'd think. The babies weigh in alright, so I'm not to concerned.