Sunday, October 17, 2010

Back to the "real" world

Sorry for not posting any pictures from my obgyn appointment last week... They just didn't turn out very clear, so I figured I would wait until my specialist appointment this Thursday. :)

So, after a week of moving around comfortably, I've decided it's time to head back to work! I feel fine, and I'm really hoping and praying for no more major issues. I'll be taking it as easy as possible, and hopefully, I'll keep these babies safe for another 6 or so months!

I've decided to start a journal for the babies as I continue my pregnancy. After using my iphone "What to Expect" app, I found some cute forum topics where moms will write funny letters to their babies throughout their pregnancies. I'm going to actually write this out in a REAL journal (I know it's 2010, but I figure the good old-fashioned paper kind would be more memorable). I'll try to share some of the good ones as we go along!

Thanks to those of you who have supported me throughout the past several weeks. Your thoughts and prayers have meant a lot! Please pray that tomorrow and the rest of the week will go as smoothly as I hope!

Monday, October 11, 2010


September 1....................................September 14

October 1.........................................October 5
So, by the look of these pictures, you can tell I'm not as high-tech as I would like to be. I'll figure out a way to enlarge them, so you can have a better view. Notice how BIG my sweet babies are getting!! I will go to obgyn tomorrow, so more pictures to come soon! :)

Friday, October 8, 2010


Soooo... I'm not sure if I mentioned that I'm pretty good at bedrest in my last post. What I MEANT to say was that I'm pretty good at bedrest when my husband is at home. I found myself yesterday talking other people's heads off whenever I had the chance. Apparently, all the talking I do at school must now be done while I'm at home!

Anyway, I went to the doctor again on Wednesday, and everything was good then. I haven't had any more bleeding lately (at least not the "bad" kind--not to get too descriptive). It's really difficult to sit here & feel like I should do nothing all day, because for the most part, I feel normal. Sometimes, I'll stand up too quickly and realize that I'm wrong. I think I'll see if I can get into the doctor next week (instead of waiting an additional week, when my current appointment is), and hopefully, they'll say I'm good to go back to work.

On another note... did I mention that my sister just completed her first round of Invetro? She's actually been trying to have a baby for several years now, and has gone through some pretty painful circumstances to get to the point that she is today. She'll find out next Friday whether it worked or not. My fingers and toes are crossed for her, and please everyone, say a prayer that God blesses her with at least one chance to fulfill her dream of motherhood! :)

I'll continue to keep you posted (on myself, the twins, and Julie).

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tough Weekend...

So, I'm quickly learning that I will do anything to keep these babies healthy and happy. Just a few months ago, I was mostly worried about all the needles, exams, and all the not-so-exciting parts of doctor visits. After a stressful and eye-opening weekend, I can say that all of those things seem like a walk in the park now.

If you're the squemish type, I am giving you the warning now to NOT read on... Now that you have been warned, I'll continue! :) Last Tuesday, I got home from work and noticed some odd "spotting" after looking in the toilet. I didn't know what to think, so I called the on-call doctor. After describing everything to her, she suggested that it may be a bladder infection and to see my doctor the next day. I did this, and after checking, the babies were great, and I heard no reason to be worried at all.

This comfortable feeling changed on Friday, between classes, when I went for a "quick" bathroom break. I saw what looked like a somewhat small amount of blood in my urine, so I quickly told my boss, and headed to my doctor. The secretary asked me if I "flew" there, because I must've gotten there quite fast. The doctor checked again, said there was no sign of blood, and said to take it easy after seeing that the babies were once again perfectly fine.

I decided against my family's opinions to go to 8th grade band night that night with our kids and the RHS band. I showed up to the school, and after about an hour or so, my head director decided I needed to go home after such a stressful day. As I was heading to my car, I noticed something wasn't right (girls, you probably know what I mean). I checked down there (yes, this is gross, but I didn't know what else to do!!) and sure enough, it was blood. I went to the gas station bathroom, and it was SUCH a difference than earlier that morning. I learned after the morning experience, I needed to stay calm for the babies, so I just called the doctor again, and they said to go straight to the ER and an obgyn on-call would be there "waiting" for me.

After waiting at the hospital for over an hour, I started questioning whether or not I really should plan on delivering there. They finally took me in, checked the babies, who were thankfully ok, did some awful procedure to get a urine sample (I would prefer not to do THAT one again), and later realized I had a bladder infection. Since my husband had contest all day the next day, my parents fortunately took me to their house in Saginaw, so they could "doctor" me. :)

I unfortunately woke up the next morning with the same bleeding I had Friday night. My mom quickly took me to Baylor Grapevine, and I can say nothing but WONDERFUL things about them and how they run a hospital. After an hour plus ultrasound, they noticed that I have a hemorrhage outside the placenta. The good thing is that the babies feel nothing about what is going on outside their little haven.

I decided to change my specialist appointment to yesterday, in Grapevine, where they elaborated on my condition. They said that it's called Placenta Previa, which I've heard of on my forums lately. Many moms have this, but mine just happens to bleed unlike most women. He put me on bedrest for 2 weeks, so here I sit, on the couch, finding more time to keep you all posted!!

Am I glad I'm on bedrest? Yes and no. I'm so happy that God has allowed my sweet babies to continue to grow and be happy as they prepare for their big entrance into the world (btw, baby A MIGHT be a boy, but we're not sure yet... baby B has decided to not tell any secrets just yet). Would I like to take this time "off" to do some shopping??? Yes, but I guess I'll stick to the doc's orders...

Sorry, Christina, no pictures for you just yet... BUT, I have plenty to scan in & post, so I'll get to it later when Chris brings them home from work! :)