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!

6 comments:

The Haggerty Family said...

You little trooper! I can't imagine how cute and big your belly is. Those little girls are lucky to have a mommy like you.

Jaelyn said...

You are amazing! Everything that you have had to do is unbelievable and you keep on going! I would love to take some pictures of your babes! Twin girls would be the BEST! I hope everything goes well!

Cam, Linz and Cohen said...

You are such a cute little prego girl. I hope to have twins one day too. If you need any name ideas I have tons of cute twin names. Hang in there cuz it all goes by so fast!

The Finks said...

I can't believe it, twins! That is so crazy you barely even look like you are having one your tiny little belly. Congrats hope everything is ok. The adenosine is used all the time by doctor's to stop pre term labor. he was crazy to scare you like that.

Scott, Brooke, & Mason said...

I am so excited for you! And you are such a trooper. I can't believe you are so tiny and you're having twins. You look so good. I hope that everything goes well for you and the little babies! You are going to have so much fun when they get here. And sleeping on your belly afterward is the BEST!

Jenni K said...

Molly you are amazing! I can't believe that your little girls will be here soon!