30 June 2013

22 Weeks {a rough one}






How far along: 22 weeks, 5 Days
Weight gain/loss: +12 lbs. at 148 (starting weight 136)

Maternity clothes: shorts and pants, yes! Still loving my maxi dresses!
 
Sleep: this got a little better this week. I am learning to how to adjust myself with the pillows and make my body comfortable.
 
Best moment this week: We had a great appointment on Friday with another doctor at my OB's office. She might be my favorite yet. She was the first one at that office to give me the "lovin'" I've so desperately been searching for and needed.

Food cravings: Dry strawberry mini wheats, watermelon, my yogurt parfait, and Panera Mac'n'cheese (if you haven't had this yet, do yourself a favor and go try some, its delish)
 
Food aversions: still meat and big portions

Movement: I have two jumping beans in my belly
  
Gender: BOYS!

Symptoms: Braxton Hicks every time I walk more than 15 steps. Trying to keep this at bay by staying seated as much as possible. 

Looking forward to: Seeing the littles on Wednesday at the high risk doctor. I am always so reassured when I leave my peri's office. (also hoping he clears me to go to my show in Orlando for work, I am dying to get out of the house, be around people and feel a sense of normalcy)

Baby/momma medical update:
 
Tuesday was a rough day around here. I woke up in the morning, ate my normal breakfast, sat down at my table to start my work day. About an hour later I felt like someone was sitting on my chest. Typically when this happens I can take a deep breath and it will go away. But those deep breaths were also extremely hard to take.
 
{a little medical background, I have an irregular heart beat. And even though my sweet brother, who is in med school, has assured me that can't really harm me, I often wonder if my heart can handle this pregnancy. I actually think about it a lot and sometimes dwell on it... me? dwell? ha! yes!!!!}
 
So I put a call in to my OB office, and the doctor said, since it wasn't OB related he suggested I go to the emergency room. My face got hot, I started sweating like crazy. ER?! So I got off the phone and called my Primary Care doctor, whom I am very close with. She said to drive straight to her office, and tell the desk she told me to come right in and she would see me right away { I really just wanted someone to listen to my heart and tell me there were no heart issues}
 
My PC doc did an EKG and blood sugar test, and both came back completely fine. Then she looked at me and said (knowing exactly how to handle me) "Now I know this is going to freak you out, but I want you to go to the ER to rule out a PE {blood clot in my lung}" She said it kept popping up in the back of her mind and she really wanted to rule it out. I of course burst into tears, and went next door to the ER. My doctor had already called me in, so I didn't wait a single second.
 
I got another EKG, saw two PA's, had 8 vials of blood drawn for tests and then was sent into the ER triage. I saw the ER doctor three times, one for questions, one to have him tell me he was sending me for a sonogram on my legs and another for results.
 
If any non-pregnant person goes into the ER for my symptoms they are give an cat scan to check for a blood clot in the lung, but they don't like doing cat scans when you're pregnant. The other tests that are given results have to out weigh the risk of the cat scan. So I was sent for a sonogram on my legs, as that is where blood clots typically start in pregnant women.
 
The sono on my legs came back negative. Between this, my oxygen/pulse test and blood work, the ER doc was 90% certain I didn't have a blood clot in my lung. So I was discharged, with a laundry list of things to look for for the next few months. The only way to be 100% certain I don't have a blood clot would be a cat scan, and there isn't enough positive tests to warrant that.
 
On Friday we had an appointment at the OB. We saw Dr. Bray and she completely calmed every nervous feeling I've been having. Which I have been searching for for a long time. She basically told me the only reason my cervix would shorten right now, would be too many Braxton Hicks contractions in an hour. I've past the point my where cervix would be considered "incompetent". So anything I feel from here on out is just normal twin pregnancy symptoms. The only thing I need to worry about is contractions or too many Braxton Hicks in a one hour period.
She also gave me a date they are pretty sure they will do my C-section, we just need to wait on an official date. I will have to go into the hospital triage unit 2 mornings before my surgery and the morning before, to get both rounds of steroids to increase the boys lungs. Having a semi-official date made this all a lot more real.
 
12 more weeks to go! I am praying and hoping my body keeps up the good work and the boys continue to share and grow.
 
Sorry for the lengthy post! Wanted to get everything down so I  have this all somewhere.
 
hope y'all had a good weekend!
-b

1 comment:

  1. That Kris Kay's birthday! Its a *perfect* day for two healthy twin boys! Thinking of you! Feel good Miss! xo Lo

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