Friday, April 27, 2007

31w1d Belly Full O' Babies

Well, I am not going home from the hospital. But...

Had an ultrasound today and both babies are looking happy in their movements, organ functions and heartbeats. They have both grown by an amount during the last 10 days that is within range and to be expected at this gestational age. I think they both gained about 200 grams in 10 days.

Baby A's fluid is still low, and still low enough to keep me here in hospital (probably until the end, barring miracles) but the measurement that the doc got today was a LITTLE bit better than the measurement last Saturday. At first she got an index of 5 but then the baby moved and shifted and she found another pocket and it looked more like 7. She told me that it may not be that the baby's fluid has actually improved, it may just be how she was able to capture the fluid on the ultrasound, but that it was a good thing. Definitely not worse!

My cervix is still completely closed and long, and contractions are carefully monitored and under control with turb as needed. Both babies are now head down, which explains what was happening the other night when it felt like Ultimate Fighting Championship in there. Also explains all the kicking in the ribs on both sides!

So - things continue to look good and I continue to feel optimistic. My next scan will hopefully be mid-week.

Until then, more bed-resting and gestating! I am very lucky to have things going along so well. Being in hospital is a pain in the ass but I am surrounded by plenty of women who are not having such a lucky time of it. So Grateful is the word of the day. May it continue.

12 comments:

Beagle said...

Hang in there! Can we do anything to entertain you?

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the update. I was worried! I am glad things are going well, though I can't even imagine how frustrated you must feel. It's great that your cervix is nice and long!

You must take comfort in the fact that the babies are at the viable age. My friend who had twins ad the same issue...one baby kicked a hole in his sac and started leaking fluid. She spent three weeks on bed rest in the hosital before giving birth to her babies at 34 weeks. They both spent a little time in the NICU but were completely healthy!!

Do you have a computer? Books? Magazines? TV? DVDs? Good food?

Have you picked out names??

singletracey said...

Glad to see the babies are doing well. I just found your blog a week or so ago and enjoyed "catching up" on you :-)

K J and the kids said...

Good luck !
I was lucky enough to only spend a few days on hospital bed rest...but I did still get to lay around for 7 weeks of strict bed rest. UGH!
All for the good of the babies.
Both of my boys were head down as well....they are getting ready for take off.

Eva said...

Thanks so much for updating us. You are so awesome for having such a great attitude despite everything, and remembering the positive when I'm sure at the moment you're not feeling physically great. How wonderful for your babies that they will have such a positive mama. Good luck with these final moments... I hope you are able to get some sleep, do some reading, enjoy some good food. Thinking of the 3 of you from here.

rb said...

So happy to see the up-date and know that things continue to be positive. You will all continue to be in my prayers. rb

Emmie said...

Hang in there! I'll be thinking of you.

fisher queen said...

I'm glad to hear mom and babies are OK. I'm also glad you have wireless in the hospital-

Carey said...

SO relieved to hear about the wireless internet!! Oops... I mean about the babies!! :) Aren't I so funny??? But seriously... thanks for the update. Glad to hear everything ok. I'll be checking in on you & keeping you guys in my thoughts.

Just another Jenny said...

It sounds like you are keeping up a great attitude despite sleeping on a hospital bed. I hope the that the good news keeps coming.

Lut C. said...

I'm glad to hear you and the babies are doing well under the circumstances.

TeamWinks said...

Glad things are going well, and that you are getting great care!