If I were in the 1993 movie "Ground Hog Day" I would want to wake up and re-live Sunday, 10/26/08. I received a wonderful message at church about "not quitting", a personalized blessing and had a lovely brunch with my family and some of my favorite friends!!
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