I'm going to miss feeling my twins kicking and moving when they're born. I keep having talks with them asking them to please come out. I'm so uncomfortable!!! I'll be 35 weeks on Tuesday and my high-risk OB said that on average, twins come at week 35. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!!
I really enjoyed seeing the anatomy scans on my babies. I saved all of our ultrasounds so I can scan them onto real photo paper and put them in a baby book. You're going to have a baby around Halloween; I'm so jealous!!!View Thread
Well, after spending a good part of last week in the hospital for observation of my high-blood pressure, I'm now on a low-sodium diet. The good news is that I don't have any protein in my urine.
It's been really hard to find things that I can eat in a restaurant. I had no idea that my favorite appetizer at one place has almost 3k sodium and the ribs have 7500 grams!!! I'm only allowed 2k grams per day.
So far, I have been eating fresh fruits and veggies, a few sodas, juice, meat with salt substitute, and peanut M&Ms. I'm supposed to be on bed rest, but one of my doctors told me that walking around a little bit will help my circulation. I think it will be safe for my Mom to take me to Trader Joe's to look for low-sodium foods. Wish me luck!
Anybody else been put on low-sodium? I'm 35 weeks on Tuesday and they're trying to get me to 36 or 37 before we do the c-section.View Thread
My doctor told me to pretty much eat what I wanted, but restrict my sodium. He said that I was able to get up and walk around my house, but not to do any heavy duty housework or do lots of errands/shopping, etc.
I did get out of the house twice today. My husband took me out for lunch and I got a grilled chicken sandwich. Then, my Mom took me to the grocery store on the condition that I drove the mart cart. I hate the cart! I can't reach anything in the store, LOL!!!View Thread
WG: 30 lbs ( I gained 11 lbs in 9 days due to swelling )
Symptoms/News: I've been having blood pressure issues. My doctor has hospitalized me twice, once for a few hours to run tests and the second time overnight. At my next appt, if my blood pressure is still up, they'll admit me to the hospital for the duration of the pregnancy. I really don't want this, but I guess I have to do what's best for the babies.
Next appointments: Tues, 6/5 at regular OB and Friday 6/8 at the high-risk OB
* I really hope to make it past Friday to have the twins because my husband is out of town all week for work. If he has to come home early, then he has to re-schedule the manager training course and he won't get his raise in pay yet. I know I shouldn't worry about things like this, but I just want him to get this class out of the way so we can focus on the babies.View Thread
The doctor on call is the one from my OB group
who saw me yesterday. He is on a 48 hour rotation!
Don't get me wrong, I like him a lot, but he wants
to keep me here on bed rest. I hope I can convince
him that I'm well enough to go home today!
Also, he ordered a gestational diabetes diet for me!
I don't have GD! I guess that he figures that it won't
hurt me... I can't wait to get out of here and go eat
some buffalo wings. This hospital food is for the birds!View Thread
My BP at the high-risk OB today was 174/87!
My regular OB admitted me on the spot. They
gave me a steroid shot at 3 pm and I get 1 more
at 3 tomorrow. I'm being observed tonight and if
everything is ok, I might be able to go home
My night nurse is the bomb! She snuck me a
I saw both doctors every 2 weeks until I was like 24ish weeks, then I had to see the high-risk OB every week so they could check my cervix and start doing anatomy scans and measuring the babies. When I hit 32 weeks, I started going every week to both the regular OB and high-risk OB. The high-risk docs do an ultrasound at every single visit. I really love seeing my babies that often.
My main OB/GYN told me last night (when they made me check in to the hospital for tests) that he sees maybe 1-2 weeks until they'll have to schedule my c-section. He said that he sees one of two things happening: 1) blood pressure spiking to over 160/whatever or 2) the high-risk OB will see that one or both of the babies is running low on fluid, when they do their ultrasound.
I hope that you get to go to a specialist, also. It's so nice to be reassured that your babies are doing well, especially after going through infertility issues. I had several risk factors during this pregnancy. The main one is that I'm having twins, I'm also 36 now, I had a small blood clot early on, and I did IVF.
Those are really good heartbeats, btw. How many weeks are you now?View Thread
I hope I never have to do a collection again, LOL!!!
I'm feeling better now that the pain medicine is helping my thumb pain. I just wish that my ankles would go down. I want to wait to have these babies until my husband gets done working out of town next week.View Thread