Babies Update 28 weeks
I apparently get stressed out whenever I have a doc appt. Most people get excited and look forward to them. Maybe I'm just a freak but with each appt, I worry that a.) they will find something wrong b.) they will not let me go home and will put me on hospital bed rest for months.
Here are the updates and stories from todays appt at the hospital w/ the high risk specialists (it was cool by the way, so no worries).
I am supposed to monitor my blood pressure so my mom sent me a super cool blood pressure monitor. Normally I am corpse like with 98/60 (the norm is 120/80). They watch for high blood pressure. So last night while thinking about the next days appt my reading was 121 over 71 (astronomically high for me I thought, normal for most people). So of course I'm thinking they will keep me there when I go in.
Then there was the issue of the swollen feet. I drank lots of water (blah) and elevated my feet only to awaken to my feet twice as big. Whaaat!? They retained that water I drank. So surely I am thinking they will keep my. :(
Then there was the issue where at night I think a baby uses my leg nerves in the left leg as a security blanket b/c I can't lift my leg at night (when you have to pee the most of course) so naturally I think the hospital will keep me for that. Needless to say, I could go on and on w/ these small silly worries but you get the jists of it.
Back to the update. We got a tour of the hospitals NICU unit. First of all- it blew the other hospitals NICU out of the water. You have no idea by how much!Imagine Compton v Beverly Hills. We got a 1 on 1 tour and met with the docs and got to see lots of babies. They even showed us babies that were just born at 28 weeks. They were fine. o that was cool. They even gave Chaz the itty bittiest diapers you will ever see. Very good tour.
Then we met w/ my doc. I had my list of questions for her. The babies currently weigh 2 pounds 10 oz; 2 pounds 8 ounces; and the girl is 2 pounds 4 ounces (she burns up the most calories with all of her aerobic activity). So they are all doing better than super. She said the swelling and all the other symptoms were normal. They also checked the cervix which I was worried about since Baby A sleeps on it) and they said it was like Fort Knox. Chaz asked if I need to stop working or even do half days and the high risk specialist said NO- I am doing more than fine :o I asked if there was an indication of a possible due date since the avg delivery is 32-34 weeks and she said NO. I thought we would do the steroid shot today but they prefer to do it when you are closer to delivery and she said I am no where near it. So I'll be. I did all that worrying for nothing. Oh- during the ultrasound all 3 apparently didn't like to woken up to the jelly on the belly and so all three stuck their butts out into separate corners- I so wish I would have taken a pic of my belly! I am starting to get uncomfortable. The kicks have really increased (by all 3) and lets just say Baby A has access to some interesting organs. They also said our babies are long. Next appt is Wednesday!