Monday, December 17, 2012
29 Weeks and a Bannana Peel
Today (or tomorrow depending on how you calculate things), marks 29 weeks of being pregnant. While this isn't much of an accomplishment for most, it is definitely a milestone for us. Frankly, each week that the babies stay "inside" is a huge blessing for all of us.
I'm still in the hospital and still on bed rest. We also still get non-stress tests every 8 hours and daily biophysical profiles performed. Both babies have reversed flow as of today, which is not a positive thing...it's worse than the absent diastolic flow. The good news though is that both are continuing to ace their monitoring and BPPs with perfect scores! As long as they are doing this, we will continue to wait and allow them to grow.
My new analogy for this process is "feeling like I have one foot on a banana peel." The babies are behaving well, though the cord situation is worsening. At some point, my foot will "slip" and we will be emergently/urgently c-sectioned. For people like me who have always planned everything...it's tough not knowing when this will happen!
We were told this weekend that our situation is extremely rare and could not have been prevented or controlled in any way. It just happened... Thankfully, it was found and we are the benefactors of very modern medicine and great physicians.
Please continue to keep our babies in your prayers. Adam and I are fine and are blessed to have Mom and Dad here, as well as several great friends. Obviously, our concerns are with the babies and we are just praying that I can continue to provide them a comfortable environment to grow and become stronger.
Posted by Adam and Loucinda Sawinski at 11:33 AM