Looks like my boys will be coming early...

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Looks like my boys will be coming early...

Postby JJsBump » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:29 pm

I'm showing signs of pre e and am being watched closely..

As of today though it seems my baby A is starting to not tolerate the conditions in there so I'm definitely not going to be able to keep them in til 37 like my doc had originally planned.

Now we are shooting for 36 but it is all dependent on how things look with me, my labs, and the ultrasounds. Doc says it could even be as early as 7-10 days!

I had steroids last weekend for babies lungs and so that makes me feel good knowing they'll have that extra boost.

I also will be having a section due to the conditions..my doctor thinks it's the safest thing and honestly I prefer it. I am so worn out from all that's been going on lately that I can't even imagine going through labor.

Good news is my Monday ultrasound showed baby A is 4lbs and B was 4 and a half pounds so they're good sizes already. I'm going to keep eating like a champ to keep them growing and as much as I can before they come.

Overall I feel like they are going to be ok but part of me feels a bit disappointed that I won't be able to carry them as long as I originally intended..kind of makes me feel somewhat annoyed at my body that it is doing this but I know ill be more at peace with it soon.

Just want happy and healthy boys!!
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Re: Looks like my boys will be coming early...

Postby megan6912 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:40 pm

You did awesome momma!!!!!!!! I would be extremely happy to make it as far as you have. I hope you can make it longer but if not I know the babies will be healthy. :)
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Re: Looks like my boys will be coming early...

Postby kricket724 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:25 pm

You're doing absolutely everything in your power to get them here safely and have done a fantastic job! Even if they come sooner than later, they'll be just fine and it sounds like your Dr is wonderful! Hang in there mama & please KUP! :hugs:
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Re: Looks like my boys will be coming early...

Postby bakermommy » Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:42 pm

Hang in there. Carrying twins in general is a huge feat. You have done awesome making it this far. They will be healthy and the steroids will help with that. Just take it easy.
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Re: Looks like my boys will be coming early...

Postby buggie » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:50 pm

You are doing wonderful and those babies will be just fine at that gestation and size. If they do need the NICU, in my opinion, there are some positives to a NICU stay. It sucks and its hard to leave them, of course, but you will have a little time to recover from your surgery before you have to take care of two needy newborns. That makes a big difference IMO. And you'll know your babies that much better by the time they come home, even if it's just a few days, and you'll be more comfortable with them.

And if they come home right away, all the better!!
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Re: Looks like my boys will be coming early...

Postby babydust2me » Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:10 am

I replied on FF but I'll comment here too. As a mom of 33 weekers, while yes it does suck to have babies in the NICU, 33 weekers do really well and other than being slightly behind, you can't even tell my girls were preemies anymore.

Good luck! Every day those boys stay in is super important and I hope they can stay in a little longer!
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Re: Looks like my boys will be coming early...

Postby JJsBump » Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:32 am

Thanks ladies so much! I feel better today and after researching a bit, it seems like with my levels I do have a shot at keeping them in closer to my 36 week goal...but ultimately it's going to be up to baby A who is showing signs of wanting to come out (don't blame him because his bro has literally been on top of him squishing him for months now!) who is going to tell my doc when they need to come out.

Robyn: I appreciate what you said about the nicu, it's super reassuring to know there are positives! The nicu they would go to at my hospital is excellent, one of the best in the area, I've been told.

Cassidy: I also responded to you on ff but thank you again for being there for me through this! Knowing your girls are so happy and healthy is such an inspiration.
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Re: Looks like my boys will be coming early...

Postby JJsBump » Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:35 am

Cassidy: I was just wondering, had your water not broken, what was your doctors plan for you moving forward since they knew you had the pre e?

I think I remember you saying that they knew your protein levels were 1000+ at that point and obviously your BP was going up.

Also did you have any complications AFTER giving birth due to pre e?? Robyn, I'd love to know this from you too...

Thanks ladies :)
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Re: Looks like my boys will be coming early...

Postby babydust2me » Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:33 am

The plan was to have me on strict bedrest at home and he'd deliver by 37 weeks. At that point I was seeing my OB and MFM at least every other week - so being checked out by each of them once a week. I assume they'd have monitored me and if things got out of control they possibly would have delivered me early. Either way I knew I was having a section because both girls were breech.

I did have issues post delivery as well. My BP was still high after delivery. They put me on the magnesium for over 24 hours after delivery - that's to help prevent seizures due to high BP. So I didn't get to go see the girls in the NICU until a good 30 hours after they were born (which sucked!). I had to keep the IV in until the day I was discharged. It took them a while to get my BP under control which I had to do before I left the hospital. I had the girls on a Friday and wasn't discharged until the following Wednesday. It sucked but it wasn't terrible because I spent most of my time in the NICU.

Once I was discharged I bought a BP cuff so I could keep an eye on my BP and by 6 weeks PP I was off my BP meds completely (I was on a pretty high dose when I left the hospital). I still check my BP periodically but so far my levels have been back to normal.
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Re: Looks like my boys will be coming early...

Postby JJsBump » Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:22 am

Thank you Cassidy!

Sounds like your docs plan is similar to what I'm doing (bedrest at home and being watched closely).

Although I'm getting twice weekly OB appts and ultrasounds now and my doc put our goal at 36 not 37 weeks...I think I'll know when my section is scheduled on Monday ( my boys are head down but I want a section nonetheless).

Good to know about your BP post delivery..I'm glad everything is back to normal for you!

Also my doc mentioned that if I were to get pg inthe future, he'd likely have me on baby aspirin...apparently when started at the beginning of pregnancy, it can help prevent pre e from happening to those at risk. Not that I can imagine a subsequent pregnancy at this point lol, but I thought I'd share anyway ;)
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Re: Looks like my boys will be coming early...

Postby babydust2me » Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:52 am

I've never heard that about the baby aspirin. Then again I don't plan on getting pregnant again either just because of the issues I had the last time. That and the two we have are plenty for us!
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Re: Looks like my boys will be coming early...

Postby GreekMythFreak » Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:37 am

Awww, hang in there mama! T&Ps being send to you and your boys. NICU isn't so bad. It's hard being away from home but honestly the help with adjustment is great! We had a great experience in our NICU :) REST UP!
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Re: Looks like my boys will be coming early...

Postby meggola » Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:55 am

JJ - how's it going? I hope you and the boys are hanging in there!
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Re: Looks like my boys will be coming early...

Postby JJsBump » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:43 am

Meg , we are hanging in there!! I'm trying to just not move too much and hang in the recliner and eat eat eat to get them nice and chunky. I'm grateful for each day now I stay pg and the pre e doesn't escalate...trying to focus on that and not let it scare me.

Boys are super active so that's reassuring..appt tomorrow and hoping for the green light to stay pg til Thursdays appt. I will KUP :)
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15w: 2 BOYS!!!!
4/10/13: We welcomed E & O @ 35 weeks!!
5/8/15: SURPRISE BFP !!!
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Re: Looks like my boys will be coming early...

Postby meggola » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:21 am

You're really close to 34 weeks which is that last big milestone. Hang in there! Your boys are going to be great! You've been doing such a great job taking care of them already.
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