Friday, August 9, 2013

A Hiccup

My picture perfect twin pregnancy had its first little hiccup this week. I went in on Wednesday for my scheduled NST. I remember talking at my first OB appointment about how the schedule would go and of course, 32 weeks seemed so far away. Here we are and weekly NST's are part of the deal from here on out.

Anyway, Ive only had one before. It was when I was overdue with Trevor. I scheduled my NST for 1pm and my 32 week OB appt for 2:10 pm, since its right downstairs. First, they did a quick ultrasound to check babies fluid levels and position. Great news is, they are both still head down! Also, the fluid levels were excellent. They hooked me up to the NST straps and I was told each baby needed to have two heart accelerations within 20 minutes to pass. Baby B was my rockstar and got his right away. Baby A did so shortly after. The nurse came back in the room and asked if I was feeling contractions. I did here and there, but didnt notice a ton during that time. Turns out, I had 6 during the 30 minutes I was hooked up. Nurse said 6 in an hour is usually concerning and I had that in half the time.

My specialist came in and asked how I was feeling. He said he would call down and let the OB know what was going on and they would decide what to do. I knew Id be seeing the new OB in the practice today and she was so nice! Everything looked good..Im up 23 lbs, my belly is measuring at 38 weeks, no swelling, good BP, etc. She checked me and we were happy to find out I was not dilated at all. The gave me the option to go over to L&D or to go home. Of course, I wanted to go home! She said to come back if I have 4 contractions in an hour. She said they would stop labor/give steroid shots until 34 weeks. Once I hit 34 weeks, if I go into labor, they will let them come. All day, I kept thinking about how that was in 10 days! Of course, now, its in a week!

That appointment has really made me realize how close we are. I am 33 weeks tomorrow..3 short weeks from our goal and 5 from the max time I would go. The OB said they rarely schedule inductions for twins because they come before 38 weeks. These two need to cook a few more weeks and then they are welcome to join our world!! I am doing my best to listen to my body and be very careful the next few weeks. Just in case, I finished packing the boys overnight bag and started mine.

I am just now thinking about how I have to give birth again! I cant wait to have another birth story and to see these little babies!


11 comments:

Katie said...

It is amazing how quickly things can change with a twin pregnancy. I went into preterm labor at 33 weeks and was stopped twice in the same week with medication. I ended up making it to 36 weeks 2 days before my boys decided to come. It sounds like you are doing great and you are so close!! Definitely take it as easy as you can (easier said than done with older children, I know). I truly believe if I hadn't stopped working and went on a modified bedrest, my boys would have come sooner. At 36 weeks my boys were 6#10oz and 5#13oz and didn't need any extra help. Good luck to you the next few weeks. It is SO worth it and such a joy to have twins!!

Shelby said...

There is power in positive thinking! I was induced with my twins at 38 wks. They were born vaginally, 2 minutes apart at 5.10 and 6.13 lbs. I didn't have any issues with my NST's like you did the other day but I believe if you keep that ultimate goal in your head you can make it! You can do it! C'mon babies, stick in there!!!! :)

Stace said...

You're rocking this pregnancy!! You're so close to being a Mama of 4 boys! Take it easy, but no matter what happens between now and 38 weeks, you'll have some lucky boys. :)

Suzanne said...

I had my twins at 32 weeks, 4 days so don't worry! The longer you can keep them in, the better but if they come now, they'll be fine. Soooooo excited for you!!

Renee said...

Only 23 lbs? Ha! I'm up 20 and I'm only 28 weeks...with ONE! Ha ha. Glad they're still hanging in there, and I hope you make it to your goal.

Marianne said...

Oh how that must have made things real for you! You're already so close to 34 weeks, they will be healthy whenever they come :) You're doing so great, almost there!

Stich Family said...

You're so close Erin! Although I must admit it would be cool if you had them on 9/9 which is my birthday! Take care of yourself!

Julie @ Living on the Ledge said...

With my twins I was having constant contractions like that for about four weeks before they arrived. They actually had a recliner in my cube at work so I could work with my feet up! A little embarassing, but every little bit helps! The girls came at 34 weeks, 3 days. NICU because they were tiny and needed to master the eating thing, but perfectly healthy. Your boys will do great whenever they choose to arrive!

nursetexan said...

PLEASE write an update soon! :)

Missy said...

I hope everything is better! Please update soon!

"B" said...

Near the end of your pregnancy and anxious for an update. Hope things are progressing perfectly. I did request to befriend you on IG (b_wackyamzgrllife) but most likely you didn't "know" me:)