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My Bed Rest Journey

My Bed Rest Journey

I went into prelabor with twins at 21 weeks.  I endured a spectrum of treatments from strict bed rest, procardia, terbutaline, indocin, corticosteroids, to the (gulp) 24 hour mag treatment, and home monitoring.  Then my babies aged out of these options and there was nothing left to do but soak in the tub doped up … Continue reading

Recovered Road

Recovered Road

“How’s your incision doing?” the nurse asked me.  “What incision,” I replied. “It’s the rest of me that’s in pain.”  That was me 6 weeks ago in the postpartum wing.  I had been bed-ridden for 3 months and a day, and my muscles had given way to atrophy. Back pain, leg pain, and top it … Continue reading

I Was That Big?

I Was That Big?

How quickly I forgot how big I was before giving birth to Kaitlyn and Ava on Dec. 13.  I gained 40% of my pre-preggo weight, so my talented friend Lindsay Vallas came to our home to document our pre-baby lives.  These photos were taken at 33 weeks, just 10 days before the girls came into … Continue reading

The Big Day is Scheduled!

The Big Day is Scheduled!

Today is 34 weeks and 4 days!  We are scheduled for a c-section this Wednesday morning, December  14. Our babies’ estimated weights are 4 lbs,  2 oz and 4 lbs, 14 oz.  That puts Baby A’s weight on the low side.  Our doc explained her placenta is poopin’ out, meaning the placenta is not providing … Continue reading

33 Weeks Update

33 Weeks Update

My cervix remains closed, but the best news my OB gave me is that I no longer have to do home monitoring. Yay!  Essentially, my last weapon for pre-labor was Terbutaline, but unfortunately I had a bad reaction to it last week, so no more Terb. Strategy. We’re at a really good place at 33 … Continue reading

The Big Gun: Magnesium Sulfate

The Big Gun: Magnesium Sulfate

30 weeks update. At my Monday follow-up (29 weeks, 4 days) my cervix dropped from 1.8 cm to 1.4 cm.  Couple that with a contraction every 4 to 6 minutes, my OB was ready to whip out the big gun magnesium sulfate stop my contractions.  As intimidating as it sounds, I’ll endure any treatment to … Continue reading

The Diary of Wimpy Cervix

The Diary of Wimpy Cervix

The good news:  At 29 weeks, our girls looked great.  The bad news: My cervix measured at 1.8 cm (a healthy cervix is 4cm+). My sonogram technician called it “a wimpy cervix.” Well my wimpy cervix was causing around 6 contractions an hour.  So, unsurprisingly, I got another wheel chair ride to be admitted to … Continue reading

27 Weeks Update

27 Weeks Update

Our OB visit this week went great!  She congratulated us to making it 27 weeks, which is a huge mile-marker for risk of complications, and she increased our doc visits to every 2 weeks rather than weekly.   Baby A measured at 2 lbs, while Baby B came in at 2 lbs 4 oz.  It’s … Continue reading