So on March 8th my in-laws drove in from CO. My mother-in-law is staying with us till after the twins are born to help us out. Its been a blessing that she is here. I enjoy her company and am sure glad that she is so willing to take time away from her home and husband to help us out. (I know my mom would if she was able to come).
I have missed living near Brian's family and I have sure missed running around with Marlene. So let's see when these babies decided to come.
Last Saturday started out great. We went to a friends house for a bar-b-q and Brian was able to play a game of D&D. Around 6pm that evening I started to have contractions and told Brian I think we better go to the hospital to make sure everything was ok. Turned out things were not alright and I was transferred to another hospital off post just to be on the safe side. Once there I was admitted for observation. We called one of Brian's friends to come and take Iain for the night before I was transferred (so at least I knew my little boy was safe and away from all the drama that was happening to his mommy). I hardly got any sleep that night. Sunday morning we (Brian and I) were told that I was being discharged that was at 10 am but we were still there at 4:30 in the afternoon. When we finally signed the discharge paperwork the nurse informed us that the doctor wanted me on bed rest (which kinda sucks for me because I'm at the stage in my pregnancy that all I want to do is get my house in order or most commonly known as nesting). I was also told that I need to see my doctor as soon as I could (good thing I already had an appointment set up for that Tuesday).
I saw the specialist Tuesday morning and she told us I was on modified bed rest. Which means I can get up to go the restroom and get my own food. I can't stand or sit for too long, no lifting or pushing anything heavier than 10lbs, and I'm not suppose to chase after Iain and to try and lay on my left or right side.
Well, I can tell you this is really hard to do. I'm going crazy. I want to go on walks and play outside with Iain or heck play in the house. I don't know if I can do this. I just hope I don't go on full bed rest or heaven forbid hospital bed rest I just might scream. Please keep our twins and family in your prayers. We really need to keep them where they are for at least 7 weeks (which gets us to 36weeks) but we are hoping 11 more weeks (which gets us to their due date).
*I left quite a few details of things that transpired on Saturday because I just don't want to write about them.
If anyone does read our blog you are most likely sick and tired of reading about this pregnancy. But this is also my journal in a way.
So at my last appointment with my ob-gyn on base (at 25weeks 6days). She said that I had dilated to 1cm, everything was fine, the babies were still high and I wasn't thinning out at all. She also told us that baby girl had her head in my pelvis and that baby boy had his head up and under my right lung. She told me to take it easy and put my feet up as much as I could. She also wanted to see me every 2weeks at this point.
Fast forward to this past Thursday. I had another appointment with my ob-gyn on base (I was 27weeks 6days). My doctor said that I was dilated to between a 1cm and 2cm and 50% effected (or thinned out). Little girl is still head down and her head is still in my pelvis (so not comfortable for me). And little boy had moved. His head is now in between my rib cage with his butt under my right lung. Both babies are still high. She said to stop physical therapy and not to exercise in anyway. She wants me to take it easy and put my feet up as much as I can (can I just tell you that is super hard to do when you have a toddler to take care of). She did say that message therapy is ok to do and I can go swimming.
My husband has been so good to me since we found out we are expecting twins and has really gone above and beyond to help me out. He works so hard for our family (being in the military is not always easy). Since I've been so sick he has really done everything that he could around the apartment and takes Iain off my hands so I can rest. When my doctor said that I had to stop physical therapy (and saw how disappointed I was) he went and made an appointment at Message Envy and even got me a member ship so that every month I can go and get a message. How sweet is that. I love my husband so much.
Iain has even started to try harder to go on his potty. I can't believe how big he has gotten. He is so excited for his baby brother and baby sister. His 3rd birthday is in 8weeks and he is so very excited for it.
That we may have a house built here in El Paso. We are praying and fasting (well I'm not fasting b/c of being pregnant). We haven't made a decision yet. But we are hoping that we can come to a decision by mid to late March. Our lease is up in July and the people at the model home were saying that it takes 3 to 4 months to build a house. So we'll see if it is the right time. I would love to be in a house of our own where I can choose the paint colors for the rooms and we can get a pet if we want. We just don't know if we should while we are here or wait.
While we were looking at the model homes, Iain was just so happy to be looking at houses. He doesn't seem to like living in an apartment (I can't say that I blame him for that one). He kept asking Brian and I if we were moving into one of the houses. And when we said no that we were just looking at them he would pout and get all quite. I think we would all be happier living in something other than an apartment. As nice as it has been to live on our own in our apartment neither Brian or I have been to happy with management. Or the way the walls are paper thin. We also dislike that people will yell at each other in between buildings and curse at one another all hours. I hate going to the playground (I was so excited that there was on not 5minutes from my front door) and finding glass bottles and beer cans all over the place. I really don't like the disrespect that some of the kids show an adult (I asked some kids not to throw sand on Iain when he was playing off by him self with his sand toys. They turned around and called me the stupid white woman). These kids were 5 or 6 years old and where were their parents, oh no where to be found. This is just a few of many reasons we are looking to get out of here.
So we are going to start praying and fasting about this starting this week.
I had an appointment with my ob-gyn on post. She said that the twins look great. Our little boy (baby A) is butt down (it feels like his head is in my rib cage and he is using my lungs as a pillow). he is always flipping around, its kinda weird to watch, a couple times a days we'll see this round head/butt move from the top to the bottom (if you have ever seen the movie Aliens where one of the actors has an alien pop out of their abdomen it kinda reminds me of that). I'm hoping that he keeps turning and that closer to my due date he stays head down. My doctor said that Little Man is taking up most of the room in there.
Our little girl on the other hand is head down, her head is in my pelvis and it looks like it is there to stay. She does kick me in the ribs (she did during the ultrasound today). And it feels like every time her brother flips she hits him because it bothers her (and I feel it happen its not all that comfortable for me). So with her head where it is is causing pressure so I have started to dilate. I'm still high but dilated to a 1. My doctor doesn't seem to concerned about it (yet) but wants to keep an eye on it. I see the specialist next Tuesday and I'll see what she says. I'm kinda concerned but since I'm not having contractions I staying positive that everything is alright.
I don't know what this means for physical therapy because that has been helping with the pain in my lower back and hips. So I'll just have to talk to my doctors and see what they say.
I guess I need to just take it easy. I was really starting to get my energy back and was able to do a lot more. I just started cooking and taking walks again. I guess now I need to cut back. Oh well. Its time to play the waiting game again to see if I stop dilating. Please keep us in your prayers.
We found out that Brian is going to be in the field for the whole month. And it looks like I'll be home alone, that's really close to my due date and I'mm going to be so big and uncomfortable. Not to mention Iain turns 3 years old. We're hoping that his sergeants can get him out of it at because a twin pregnancy is 'high risk' (their words not ours). But as of right now we haven't heard if they were able to so it looks like Brian will be gone. I'm kinda worried about being alone but I guess that's part of the deal, right.
I guess I wouldn't be so stressed and worried if the person who said that they were coming out before the twins were born wasn't being so wishy washy about dates and when they are really coming out. I guess my biggest worry is I'll go into labor with out anyone here with me. And I'll scare Iain with whats happening to mommy. I just don't want to scar my sweet little boy.
I'm hoping that things work out and that Brian will be here with me but I'm not holding my breath. Please keep us in your prayers that everything works and he gets to stay home.
My parents said if we cleaned out the back room they would get us another crib and double stroller for the twins. So Brian and I made a goal of cleaning and going through all the boxes in that room. We are almost done. I have to re organize my craft stuff and finish going through all the boxes that have books in them that are in the closet. Than we will be ready to start setting up the nursery for the twins. I pretty excited that this time I get to decorate a nursery. I wish I had had a chance to decorate a nursery with Iain.
So we have been trying to get Iain interested in potty training but as far as we had gotten was him sitting fully clothed on his potty. We came to the conclusion that he just didn't like his potty seat so we went to Babies 'R" Us and let him pick one out that he liked. Well that still didn't get him sitting on it without his clothes on. A few weeks ago that changed and he asked to sit on his potty without his clothes and diaper. We were so very excited. He has been doing that for a few weeks now but he wont do anything while sitting on it. I've tried everything and still nothing. I'm at a lose as to how to get him to go on the potty. I seriously need advice and help with this.