Thursday, September 27, 2007

And the winner is...

Well we did not put any money down, but for fun we all put our bets down on when the girls would be born. My parents, her parents, laura, my sister in law even picked today.

Well we had a follow up appointment today since Allyson was put in the hospital this past Sunday and Monday. Unfortunately, Allyson has all the symptoms of preeclampsia. So for the next 24 hours, Allyson gets the fun task of collecting a 24 hour urine sample. If the labs come back positive, he is pretty sure that he will bring her on in on Monday to induce labor.

The funny thing about life is sometimes the things that challenge you really do have their purpose and reason. Dr. Ross let us know that if the test does come back positive, the pre-term labor she has been experiencing might have actually been a blessing, preparing her cervix for labor. Proof that God is always in control and has a plan for us all, even my unborn little girls.

So who will the winner be, if the test comes back positive, it looks like there are two people in the running, myself with October 1, and Ms. Sizemore with October 2. If the test comes back negative, I would guess Laura is looking pretty good with the 6th.

If you are one of the 4 readers of the blog, check back Monday and I will be posting either an update to this entry, or a new entry announcing the birth of our two little girls.

Thank all of you again for your thoughts and prayers.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Round 2

Well apparently we like going to the hospital on Sunday. After the Alabama game, and I blame Georgia, Allyson's contractions picked up to about 12 a hour. So we called the doctor as instructed he told her to double up her meds and give it a while and call him back.

That seemed to work, so she went to bed, only to wake up about six the next morning with contractions up and the return of the abdominal pain she was having two weeks ago. So she did the regement, got a shower, took her meds, drank some water and continued to monitor.

The pain and contractions did not go away, so we called as instructed again. Based on the night before he went ahead and called her in.

Basically he is in a weird spot, because she is not dilating yet, but is basically contracting anywhere from 6-12 times an hour, with the medication. So he is going to try to put her on a drip that will give her the medication a little bit at a time constantly. We will see, but i would guess anywhere in the next 5-10 days is fair game. I must say that this is no longer fun (if it ever was), but the selfish part in you just wants them to come instead of these in and out of the hospital weekends. We know though, that every day counts, so we will take every day we can get.

Thank all of you again for your prayers and we will post any further updates.

Monday, September 17, 2007

"If we get two weeks, I will feel lucky."

What a quote! But hey after last weekend we are happy we have made it one more and can have the goal of two more weeks. We had our 33 week appointment today and everything went good. We got a little worried because on Sunday night she was having 7-10 contractions an hour for a few hours, but the doctor told us to wait till our appointment as long as she was not in pain.

So we had an ultrasound, we have not had one since our 26 week appointment. It is always fun to see the girls, just getting a little tougher since they are getting so big. They both measured in at 4lbs. 11oz. There is a plus or minus of about 10%, so the smallest they would be would be like 4.5lbs. So that was GREAT to hear, they are actually big for twins (poor Allyson), they are actually measuring like a single baby.

Hannah @ 33 Weeks Leah @ 33 Weeks

We also got to see them breathing, which is really good they are developing their lungs, since that is such a worry of premature births. The really cool part was on Leah, you could tell that she has hair and quite a bit.

After the ultrasound we met with the doctor. He was a little concerned with her having contractions, but really happy with the babies size. He checked her cervix and she has dilated 1cm since last Tuesday, which while not bad, is not a good thing either. Either way, it basically solidified that bed rest and medication will be the recipe till the girls come for Allyson. After that is where the lovely comment came out, "If we get two weeks, I will feel lucky." Well Allyson is doing great and I am sure she will keep them in their as long as she possibly can, but when your body is measuring 40 weeks, it thinks it is time to go.

We welcome and thank everyone for their prayers, we really want the girls to be as healthy as possible. I will try to post the two profile pictures we got tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Stuck at home

Well everyone tried to tell me it would happen eventually, but I was not convinced. Overall this pregnancy has been text book, and after my appointment at 30 weeks I felt like there was not much that could change that since everything still looked great.

But Saturday I woke up with a different feeling. I still felt just fine, but I thought that my time was now limited in what I was able to do. So I got ready and went to the grocery store, came home and did a few things I have been meaning to do for the nursery. I told Matt that I just felt like I was not going to be able to do these things shortly.

I felt pretty rough Saturday night, and the Auburn game did not help much, but it was just a general discomfort. Sunday morning I got up and had some breakfast and decided to take a shower. Thats when it started. I had this awful cramp on my left side. So after calling matt to come in there, we decided we should call the doctor and he told me to come on in (thinking it could be kidney stones).

The pain kind of moved on my way to the hospital, so I was like "great, they are going to think i am an idiot, I am just uncomfortable which is normal". But when they hooked me up I realized I was so uncomfortable because I was having a contraction every 2 minutes. That would do it! So first they gave me a drug (Brethine) which basically is like speed - if i ever took speed. It makes you jittery and speeds up the heart. That didnt work so they had to start me on Magnesium Sulfate. After that went it, it was an interesting hour. It completely messed me up. But it worked. They weaned me off that on monday morning and i had to take the Brethine tablets every 4 hours, which seemed to be doing the trick. I just wanted to go home! That night, after a full day of minimal contractions, they started up again. The doctor upped my dose on the Brethine and luckily I did not have to go back on Mag. So i got to come home yesterday!

I am on bedrest but I am allowed to get up to pee and shower and get something to eat/ drink. Just nothing else. I had to start my maternity leave a bit earlier than planned but hopefully it will all work out. So I am sitting here with the computer in my lap writing in my blog after doing a little online shopping. Since I am still on that medication that makes my heart race so much, I feel weird getting up anyway, so this is not too bad yet. Ill just settle down with my Harry Potter books and hope that these girls stay in me for 4 more weeks - that would be nice.

This weekend was a rude awakening though. They could be here seriously soon! Just not too soon I hope...

Monday, September 10, 2007

And then came bed rest...

Well we made it to 32 weeks, not bad. Yesterday, Allyson went into pre-term labor having anywhere from 24-30 contractions an hour. They hoped to slow it down with a simple shot and IV fluids, but the girls would not have that weak stuff. So they basically did an all out attack with pain killer for Allyson, mag wash to slow the contractions and steroids for the girls lungs. The girls are doing great, heart beats are strong, hopefully they will measure them today, so we will know a little more.

The doctor came in this morning to inform Allyson "You are done." And will be on bed rest till her next appointment where they will reevaluate.

Keep us and the girls in your prayers. We would definitely like a couple more weeks.

I will keep you posted if anything changes, and who knows Allyson might even write an entry since she will be stuck in bed.