Friday, November 6, 2009
Day 1 of Inpatient Stay
Tim and I got to the hospital this afternoon, and I must say that I am slightly overwhelmed by everything so far. I was not exactly sure what to expect, but I have learned that I will have the heart monitors on almost 24/7. With the exception of taking showers I am bound to the bed with belts around my belly tracing the girls and their heartbeats. They have already started making things difficult for the nurses (and myself to be quite honest) by moving around quite a bit. Tim and I have discovered so far that Baby A (Sophia) is far better behaved than Baby B (Cecilia). While Sophia generally stays in her designated area (which is wedged up by my right hip bone), Cecilia is a little acrobat with an attitude. It will be interesting to watch these babies carefully and see how their personalities develop along with their little bodies. Everyone so far has been very nice to me here, and although this is bound to be a big adjustment for me, it will be easier with the staff that is here to support me and the babies. Tim is staying with me this weekend which is also very helpful to sort of ease me into this new living experience. I received the first dose of steroids this evening and will get another dose tomorrow. I don't like needles, so this was not fun for me. We got the chance to talk to one of my doctors today, it was nice to see him. While the girls are still so small, the monitoring will be a very difficult process for nurses and me. They informed me that they would be in about every half hour to hour all night, every night until they are bigger and can't move around so much. I suppose that this will help me practice for the sleepless nights I'm sure to have in the near future. I will continue to update as I get news and also as I need to vent..so be prepared!