Happy 24th of July! I hope everyone spends the day at parades, BBQs and fireworks because that is what our ancestors would have done...
I, on the other hand, will be spending the day drinking caster oil and jumping on the trampoline. These babies have got to go. My dream is to go into labor tomorrow morning or preferably have my test results come back weird and have Dr.Cardona call in the morning for my C-Section.
I went in for my routine visit with Dr.Cardona on Tuesday and had really high blood pressure. Thus I got sent over to Labor & Delivery. I spent about an hour and a half getting monitored, poked with needles and worst of all cotton swabs (if you've don this you know.what.I.mean.OUCH.). The babies looked super healthy, kicking around with plenty of fluid and great heart rates but mama is going down hill quickly. We get the test results back tomorrow but they are already telling me I'm preeclamptic so now we are just finding out how severe and if we need to take the babies or not. At the very least they have decided that August 3rd is the longest they will let me carry the twins.
I hope we do. I hope we don't. We are in such a weird place with timing in all of this that it is hard to keep perspective. D and I could not have sat down and planned this whole thing any worse. August 3rd is literally the day he should be driving to New York for Med School orientation. Boo. Luckily, Albany Med has been so great working with us so it sounds like he will be okay to miss most of orientation if it comes to that. But it does make me feel sad for D to miss out on such a huge experience and not having the time to get ready and calm before med school starts.
Selfishly, I want the babes to come tomorrow because I am terrified of having a C-Section. I was hoping the littles would turn but it is not going to happen. All things medical make me nervous so I really don't see me laying on a table calmly as they cut my insides open. Especially if D is not there. Not happening. I mean I want to be awake to meet my sweet babies but they will most definitely have to strap me down and possibly tranquilize me. Deeeeeep breath.
Anyway, I will be keeping my fingers crossed that the twins feel healthy and ready to make their grand debut tomorrow or the next day! We are finishing a few things today (like packing hospital bags....we are on top of this parenting thing) and then we will be ready for whatever comes.
Last call for hospital packing recommendations or C-Section recovery advice!