Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Lily and McKenzie did VERY well today on the heart rate monitors...not so good on the Bio Physical Profile testing (during this test, both babies must show movement, reflexes and breathing) ....but this was my fault because I hadn't eaten lunch...due to no set schedule in this joint...By next week I will have them on my time... lol!
I am hoping today is the last traumatizing procedure I have to have (day 1 and 2 shots in the booty...now a MID line...in my arm!) The inserted a "catheter" IV line in my upper arm today so they can shoot me up with drugs and get blood at their leisure. I was so nervous...I don't think I took a breath for 3 minutes, I was sweating under my arms and my press and curl was shriveling up... speaking of press and curl...can someone come blow dry this hair this weekend!?
We had our first "official" visitor today! YAY shout out to Kijafa Saunders...bringing Cinnabons! (Thanks for sitting with me through my NST testing...you made the time fly by!) It was so very refreshing to see an outsiders face...she came in looking like winter...with the cold air rushing off her coat and scarf...I just wanted to suck all that "OUTSIDE AIR" off her!Maybe tomorrow I will take a little walk outside...get some fresh air!
-The Momo Momma
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
So 10/27/08 was check in day...how ironic is it that I would be checked into the same room as my momo momma friend who was just in here less than 3 weeks ago. This must be the lucky momo room!
So the first 24 hours went something like this...
- 5pm check in
-6pm bring my stuff in (then bring most of it back out to the car...I guess I figured I was going to a room bigger than my closet!)
-7pm two vials of blood
-8pm visit from Nana
-8:30pm a painful shot of steroids in my booty (this is for the babies lungs just in case they come early)
-10:30pm - 4:30am Our first NST (non stress test...monitoring the babies heartbeats) monitoring... this is supposed to be 2 hours each session...but it doesn't always work out that way!
-7:30am - vital signs
-8:45am -breakfast (yummy omelet and french toast)
-9:30am - went to visit my momo momma friend who was taking her lovely momo twins home today!! They were born at 32 weeks and are going home at 35.1weeks...WHICH IS GREAT!!!!
-10:30-2:00 NST monitoring
-2:30 lunch (yummy cheese pizza and salad)
-3:30-5:30pm back over for NST testing...Lily was NOT cooperating with the machines...they were not happy with her heart rate results
-6-8pm Nap (apparently I am allowed to sleep for a few brief moments)
-8:30pm - final round of steroids ..OUCH!
-9-11pm NST testing...the girls did go...maybe I will let them go to prom now!
PHEW!!! What a ride!!!
Things I know...
1. The first day is the hardest
2. It will get better from here
3. The "room service" here is pretty yummy!
4. Nobody respects MY TIME!
5. I'd do it all over again for my girls :)
Okay I'm off to bed now...hoping to get at least 6-7 hours tonight...
-The Momo Momma