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
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One year ago today, I was 32 weeks pregnant, on bed rest, and praying that our twin girls would stay in the womb for just a few more weeks. Today I’m thankful for my wonderful husband Chris, and the fact that God blessed us with 2 healthy beautiful girls Kaitlyn and Ava. We are so … Continue reading
Miracle Baby. Praying for Your Unborn Twins, Week 28
My dear friend’s baby is 28 weeks old today. He’s a miracle baby, born early at 25 weeks due to preeclampsia. He’s close to 2 pounds, and that’s reason to celebrate! It’s amazing that today’s technology will allow him to grow up into a normal healthy man. For now, his parents’ emotions teeter-totter with his … Continue reading
Project Nursery: The Finish Line
Our nursery is complete. This cozy room is a calm tranquil haven, but it’s not overpowered by pinkiness. Of course now that the girls are here, I kind of like pink. For this room, I focus on a grey and white background, spotted with lavender and yellow accents. The shaggy rug is soft on little … Continue reading
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
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
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 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
Project Nursery: Ready, Aim, Fire!
Planning a twin nursery is quite a challenge when you are on best rest. I can assuredly say with some creativity, it is possible. Armed with my trusty laptop, a wifi connection, and my sweet friends Rhonda Powell and Dana Nowell who can sew, run to fabric shops, or any other shopping, we were able … Continue reading
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
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