Sunday, July 15, 2007

Bedrest, but no rickets for me.......

Chad and I arrived home from the hospital a bit ago. Once we received the all clear to go home, it didn't take long to get dressed and ready to go.

Here is what led up to heading to the hospital.....

Friday at 11am I had an ultrasound and doctor appt. Per the ultrasound, baby girl is only at 10% of her expected weight (she was 25% last u/s). Baby boy was holding on at 40% of expected weight, last time he was at 50%. My blood pressure was elevated in the office and I had yet to pass the kidney stone. Darvocet was not helping for the pain, either. Luckily, Chad was at that appt with me and we headed right to the hospital from the appt.

My blood pressure behaved once I was settled in, and actually was lower that it's been in a LONG time during later checks. Heartbeats on both babies is good (well high when baby boy is kicking baby girl, quite the funny thing to hear on fetal monitor). I received a liter bolus of IV fluids, with a continuous running IV. I have not yet passed the stone, but have not received any pain medication since 10pm Friday night. So, hopefully the stone is in my bladder, ready to make it's appearance.

I also received two doses of steriods, so if babies were to arrive early, as we expect, their lungs will have a boost in development.

I see the doctor again on Friday. Per bedrest order, I can be up nce an hour for ten minutes, shower daily, use the stairs minimally and drive to my appts...wish me luck! I made a shopping list of store and pantry/fridge food that Chad has brought up to the master area so I'm should be set for food while he's at work. Luckily, we have a mini fridge set up in our master suite area, so will be able to keep cold foods handy.

As for the rickets comment.....Chad opened up the bedroom shades and curtains to allow sunlight in me and prevent rickets. Isn't he a keeper???

I'm going to download some digital scrapbooking software that I've had for awhile. I figure now is as good of time as any to dive into the digital arena of scrapbooking......

Please, if you have prayers, thoughts, fat wishes to spare, send them on to the babies.

thanks,
Jennie

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jennie!!!
(((hugs))) I know the bedrest stuff isn't fun. If I can do ***anything*** at all for you, please call me. Hang in there, I promise it's worth every bit of it!

Missy

Taryn Mason said...

Thinking of you too, and wishing I could do more! Think of all the sleeping you can catch up on now. If only you could bottle it for reserve! ;o)
Taryn

Anonymous said...

Jennie, take care. You know you might have to move around on the bed to get the sun for rickets prevention. You know Chad is a real keeper so do as he says, even if you have to insist on sleeping on his side the bed to take advantage of as much sunlight as possible. Love you, Mom

Anonymous said...

WAit a minute, is Chad providing you with plenty of lemons to suck on as you lay in the sunlight? I think you need the citric acid for the rickets prevention, maybe the sunlight will just give you that healthy glow without the bow legs!! Hmmmm,,,, bow legs, giving birth,,,, quite a thought
Love you, Mom

Kath W said...

Perfect time to learn pse...just don't throw your puter thru that window. : )

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