Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Day 28: T-10

A week and a half to our next goal! Even Dr B is counting down with us. He dropped by this morning, all smiles. I was on the HB and TOCO monitors and he seemed just as entranced by the constant pitter patter of heartbeats as I was. We talked a little about Maya turning and my good cervical measurement. He said that he will be thrilled when we cross the 26w mark and then 28w. He also said that, of his high risk patients, 90% of the ones who delivered at 28w and beyond had not only babies that survived but that survived healthy. That was nice to hear. Less than a month to that beautiful place. (Even though, it is only one of many goals!) We joked about me being "in prision" and having a calendar hidden on the wall where I marked off days. It was a good chat. He seems so optimistic, which is really nice to see. I do feel better, even though I'm still scared. Feeling both babies very pubic is nerve wracking. They are so low. I am trying to just tell myself that their lowness is not indicative of labor. That many babies hang out low for months. Bobby and Maya will too. But that is pretty scary. I think, too, because they are so low, I have a lot of fear about "going" to the bathroom. I have no issues, thank goodness, but just the feeling of being there and waiting is scary. (TMI- sorry).

But we are doing well. :) Really. We are.

Peter brought me my notecards that arrived! (Thanks again, Debby, for the giftcard!) I'm going to spend the afternoon writing some good, old fashioned (if not messy!) notes! And a woman from the Parents Advisory Network, which supports families on bedrest and in the NICU, came by with a goody bag. And I mean goody bag. I havent even sorted through everything yet! It was such an unexpected visit and so sweet! She was really kind and gave me her phone number (she did bedrest from 12w+ with 3 pregnancies) and said that, whatever I needed or wanted, she would do her best to bring in. Very nice. They do so much here to try and make bedrest as easy as possible.

Well, lunch is here! Time to move the laptop off my little table!


Carrie said...

So glad your doc is so optimistic! I can hardly believe that we are almost single digits to our next milestone. Another sigh of relief heard round the world at 26 weeks, right?

I get worried about the low baby thing too. Baby A has had his head just over my cervix for weeks and I always gently ask him to move UP! That cervix needs no irritation. ;) But you are right, I am sure they'll hang out there for many more weeks.

Love the goody bag! Maybe there is a perk or two to the hospital. Doing GREAT!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that everything continues to go so well.

It must be very encouraging to have the docs be optimistic and lighthearted in their visits right now.

I hope lunch was tasty. :)

Catherine W said...

Yay, yay roll on 26w! And yay for goody bags.

Must be scary feeling the babies so low but that is obviously just where they like to hang out.


Anonymous said...

Big {{{hugs}}} hun & congratulations on getting this far along. They will be your little miracles which you both so much deserve. xox

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Your welcome!

The woman who stopped over seems awesome. She did that bedrest 3 times. Wow! I am praying for your weeks. Keep up the good work.

Kate said...

Let's keep the good news coming!!!!!! :)

Is your doctor concerned about the babies being low?

Barefoot said...

So great that your doc is feeling good about things....that's got to be reassuring!

Mommy (You can call me OM) said...

I can imagine the babies' change in position is rather unsettling. I've never carried twins, but I'm guessing they battle each other for space. :)

It's wonderful that despite having to stay in bed, you are surrounded by so many who understand what that's like and are able to assist you in coping with boredom, etc. It's good to hear you are not isolated in that sense.

I'm still here praying, Michele.

Peace, my friend.

djsmom2007 said...

Keeping up with you! You are giving me hope with my singleton at only 9w3d now. You are doing so well!

Kim said...

HI, glad things are going great for you....i would love to do a drawing for ya. I'm not all that great but i was thinking this could be how I do my fund raising....I need to do a few more too boost my portfolio so people can get an idea of what they are getting before they expect an I need to do a few free ones for free then i will get a little side bar when you are ready send me a pic...preferably a person or 2 :) and preferably no i am bad at drawing teeth LMBO

Karen said...

You don't know me but I stumbled onto your blog about 2 months ago and have just been reading and I just wanted you to know that I am also one of those secretly hoping and praying with you as every little "big" goal is met!

Every hurdle you cross just makes my day! Thank you for sharing your journey with us!


Leah said...

Isn't it amazing how kind people can be? I'm always amazed by random acts of kindness, and it sounds like you are getting much of that in your life, which is wonderful. :-D