Monday, November 23, 2009
Well the twins and I are still hanging in there. Tim was here over the weekend, and it was nice to spend some time with him. His parents, Mark and Lavonne visited on Saturday as well and graciously brought me some non-hospital food which is always a nice retreat. Lavonne also started to teach me how to crochet, which I am working on and not doing too bad. I have plenty of time to practice so hopefully I will be able to produce something soon! The girls are still moving a lot making monitoring difficult, and it does get frustrating for the nurses and myself. Sometimes I have a hard time keeping my patience (especially after being prodded on my stomach for an hour at 3 in the morning), but they say it will start getting easier as soon as they get bigger. I am definitely getting very homesick at this point, and I have to often remind myself of the light at the end of the tunnel. There are times when this is more challenging than others. It will be difficult to be in the hospital over Thanksgiving, because it is my favorite holiday, and I haven't seen much of my family in a long time. Tim will be here though, and we will celebrate it to the best of our ability. I am thankful that I can spend it with him. The twins gave us a bit of a scare on Sunday. The doctor came in and said that she was concerned about an episode where one of the babies had a really high heart rate for an extended period of time, and the other's was very low. She did an ultrasound to check on the cords but found nothing to suggest that there was a knot. The cords are a little tangled, but they are not enough to concern the doctor. She said today that it is good when their heart beats are elevated for short periods of time, because it shows that they are active and responding well. She said that my twins are more active and responsive than some babies at 32 weeks that she sees. That made me happy to hear considering we are only 26 weeks and 4 days, although the "what if" is constantly in the back of my mind. I have another growth ultrasound on Monday at 7:30 a.m. I am excited to see their growth, and Monday marks my half way point in the hospital. I will update next week as long as there isn't any news before that time.