Saturday, July 26, 2008
Just an Update
Paul did a very good job with his post (except for some of the pictures...!). I'll just give a quick update about what is going on now that we're home from the hospital and playing the waiting game for a little while longer. We had an OBGYN appointment with Dr. England on Tuesday. He got the report from the ER doctors and was a little concerned with how soon these babies were going to get here. We had a NonStress Test where they hook the babies up to monitors and check their heart rates and movement. They're pretty active little girls and nothing really seems to phase them. The adenosine push didn't really seem to stress them out at all, unlike their mother who thought it was all over! He then checked a few other things and did the Fetal Fibronectin Test. This test checks for a certain protein that a women's body produces when she is within two weeks of labor. If the test is positive, she may go into labor within the next two weeks. If the test is negative there is a 0.5% chance she'll go into labor within two weeks. We got the results back on Wednesday and I was negative. Wohoo! We are anxious to have the twins here, but they need a little longer to cook (or so I'm told). We would be closer to 34 weeks, but we're hoping to make it closer to 35 weeks so they won't have to stay in the NICU for very long (3-4 days compared to 12days). And, my parents will be at Lake Powell this next week and then Dr. England will be out of town the next week. I was told to lie down and keep my legs in the air for as long as possible if things start to happen...! Hopefully, our little bassinet will be a baby clothes holder for at least 3 more weeks! However, I have to admit that I'm a little uncomfortable and can't wait to sleep on my stomach! I'm told it is all worth it!