Saturday, September 20, 2008

30 Weeks 2 Days

Random thoughts for the day:

Why is it that I am exhausted ALL day long, and then when it's actually time to go to sleep, I am wide awake? I didn't even take a nap today! So weird.

There is a man that rides his bike down our street every day who looks like a 70 year old Drew Carey. I kid you not. Makes me giggle every time I see him.

It rained here tonight. A lot. We had the windows open throughout the house when it started and it made the air smell SOOOOOOOOOO good. I love it when it rains here.

Ok, now down to business. On Thursday, we had an appointment in the afternoon to have another fibronectin test done. Got the test done (UNCOMFORTABLE!) and then did the rest of the usual OB stuff. Everything looks good, boys heartbeats are still going strong, I'm not dilating yet, and my blood pressure is still in the normal range. Unfortunately, we had to wait until the next day to get the result from the fibronectin test.

This morning, at about 4:30 am, our awesome neighbor went hunting and we suspect he left without feeding his three dogs that he always leaves in their backyard. And, of course, the dogs started barking...at 4:30 am. And didn't stop until he go home sometime in the afternoon. Needless to say, both Nathan and I were awake early. I did manage to go back to sleep until our OB called to tell me that the fibronectin test was positive. Just as a refresher, a positive result basically means that I have a higher chance of delivering before the boys are full terms...um, no real shocker there.

At that point, our OB told me to get to the hospital to do another internal ultrasound on my cervix (Dr. Smithson: "You have an appointment at 10:30...oh, that's in 20 minutes!"), after which he would call my OB in Boise to decide what to do with me. We get the ultrasound, my cervix is the same length it was two weeks ago in Portland. This is good news. Meanwhile, since my Boise OB is out of town for the week, my Baker OB called my Portland OB instead.

By the way, how many of you ladies have/had three OB's on your case? I'm not sure whether to feel special or overwhelmed.

Long story short (ha ha), until I start feeling contractions, start dilating, or my cervix starts getting disturbingly shorter, I get to stay home. Yay! As Smithson put it, what's the point of me hanging out in a hospital bed when I'm not having any signs of preterm labor? Heck, I'm not even feeling Braxton Hicks contractions...is that weird? I am, however, getting more and more uncomfortable every day. But can you blame me? I mean, when they measured my tummy on Thursday, it was measuring the same size as a singleton pregnancy at 42 weeks! That's 2 weeks overdue people! Not to mention 12 weeks ahead of how far along I actually am. Oh, and on Monday and Tuesday I get to go in to have steroid shots to help the boys' lungs develop faster. Oooh man that's going to hurt, but it will be worth it to give them a stronger start!

More good news...the internal ultrasound showed that Levi is still head down and just waiting for the gates to open. No idea what the heck his brother is up to, but Levi is ready to go!

So tonight was spent with Nathan watching Kitchen Nightmares on Hulu and then packing our "To Go Bags"...one for me, one for Nathan, and one for the boys. Now, if by some chance I go into labor in the next few days/weeks, all of our stuff, including the boys' carseats, is right by the door ready to go.

Can't you just feel the excitement building?!

2 comments:

Arly said...

YAY you get to stay home!! That's wonderful news Lindy!! I'm so happy! Smithson seems likes a common sense kind of guy!

Connie Labunski said...

You are very lucky to have gone this far, you are doing a wonderful job and how exciting for both you and Nathan. I hope and pray this will be over for you soon but you must know I will miss your daily blogs once those precious boys have arrived!