Saturday, March 27, 2010

The final post! (for now)

Maren and Beckett arrived by c-section on March 6th. We were home 5 days later, and have spent the past 3 weeks getting to know our new little family. Maeve is a great big sister, and we're having so much fun with our 3 kids.

I hope to get a new blog going in the next few months, so stay tuned!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

And, the verdict is in.

I do indeed have pre-eclampsia. I'm here until the twins are born, which will be no later than 2 weeks from now (37 weeks). My OB is hoping to get me to 36 weeks, but we'll take what we can get.

It's very hard being away from home, especially Maeve. It's amazing how much you long for the routine monotony of day-to-day life when it's taken away from you. I guess my post from February 22nd was a bit prophetic.

So, that's that. But, the good news is that the twins are doing great, showing no signs of distress.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Remember that 32 week line in the sand I was so happy to cross? Well, it really was just a line in the sand, because here I find myself in the hospital with PIH (pregnancy induced hypertension) and proteinuria (protein in my urine). The babies are doing well, and we're hoping there's a chance I can go home on bedrest and homecare.

The PIH won't resolve until they are delivered (and hopefully doesn't progress to full blown pre-eclampsia), but we're hopeful that it's stable enough for the time being allow me to rest at home, which will be much more restful than being in hospital.

The twins are doing well, seemingly oblivious to all of this. And, Maeve is faring relatively well with the adjustment, happy to have Nanny at home with her. It's a lot of running back and forth for Brent though.

That's all for now, hopefully good news to come later today.