Thursday, September 16, 2010

Shoulda seen it coming

I had a 2 doc appts on tuesday. One OB and a growth scan with the peri. The Ob was first and all is well, greet HB's, weight gain and all that good stuff so i go upstairs to the u/s with the perientologist. They go thru the scans and i still make them show me heartbeats every time, even tho just 10 min prior to that i was hearing it at the OB. Anyway, i see this thing on Maddux's placenta and then i see the tech measure it. I knew something was up but they are not normally the person who says anything about it. The doc does. Now, i don't always see the doctor there usually they say "ok, all is great, see ya in 2 weeks". Not this time. She says they are done and that the doctor would be in shortly. SO now I know i was right that something wasnt right. I thought it as a bleed but it looked weird. It was a diff color than the rest of the placenta. Doc comes in and says that it is a tumor on his placenta. OY! Not what i wanted to hear. I was all ready for bed rest and some worry but not a frickin tumor talk. Not cool. I guess sometimes (and of course in my case it does happen) blood forms - kinda like a fibroid in the uterus, which i have several, and then stay around. Nothing you can do about it, nothing you can do to cause it.
He didn't seem worried and told me that i shouldn't be either, right.......
He said that what can happen is baby can be affected by it and get all bloated and retain a ton of water. If that happens they need to deliver. They checked for that and saw none, they also did not see any heart failure or issues with heart. Good news, but the tumor was not there 4 weeks ago when i was there. So you just never know what can happen. He said that it was worth them watching and me knowing about, but didn't want me to worry. Sure......
Im actually much more calm about it than one would think who knows me. Somehow i feel like it will be ok and so will he. I don't know if its denial or if i just have a motherly feeling about it. I am gonna go with the motherly feeling.
They are each 3lbs 1oz now and in the 38th percentile, which bothered me cuz they have always been in the 50th but they all said that is normal and even more normal for twins come the end since they run out of room. I am measuring 38+ weeks right now and i am 30 weeks so I may just believe them on that part.

Shower is this weekend and im getting excited, glad to be off of work now. Feeling more and more sore and exhausted but blood pressure is a-ok.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

I guess I'm not immune

Turns out that I can in fact have the rhogam shot. The antibodies that showed up on my last blood test were there cuz they were left-over from the last rhogam shot I had when I was bleeding in this pregnancy. Yippie, so now I get to go back to the doctor again today. I was at my old RE’s office yesterday morning getting another IVIg treatment and I have 3 appts next week.

Friday is quickly approaching and as much as I am looking forward to being off of work I am pretty sad to be giving up such a great job. I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for my great job/boss. He knew everything we were going thru and never ever made me feel like all the time off I took would put my job in jeopardy. That lessened the stress of all the appts and such.
Very much looking forward to being a SAHM. I'm also glad that I will be able to cover at work when the "new me" goes on Vacation or has a sick kid, appt or whatever. I'm sure that will be a very nice break from home stuff. Taking a shower, putting real clothes on, giving someone else the joy of changing 20 diapers that day, not getting puked on for an entire 8 hour period..... sounds magical doesnt it? :-)

I have a few lunch dates over the next couple weeks, its gonna be fun to be off, even if I have to order bread and water, lol.
I have all these things that I want to do while I am off and before the babies come, however, my mind and my body don’t always want to do the same thing. I want to freezer cook, and make tons of things so I don’t have to cook for quite awhile but I know that just the grocery shopping will do me in so I have to be smart. I want to finish the nursery, but again, not so sure my body will hold up.
The doc said that most twin mommas stop working at about 28 weeks, I will be 30 so I feel good about that. I guess the pressure of the babies can cause pre-term or something. So with being home he says to do something then rest with my feet up, take naps, etc and I should be fine. And with having the whole day to do this stuff I can only hope that it will be fine. Now, even tho I dont do physical things here at work, just having to be here is difficult. Then all the after work things with kids school and such - anyway, being off will be very nice.

I have been taking some sort of injection for pretty much 3 years now and its getting to me. Today I needed to take my Lovenox injection and I just couldn’t do it. I looked at it several times and then put it back each time. I know it stays in my system for a few days so waiting til I get home wont make a difference. Its just weird that its hard to stick myself. It doesn’t hurt so I’m not so sure what my problem is.

Oh well, regardless, happy to be injecting and running to doctor appts.... very, very happy to be where I sit. Last year at this time I didnt think having a baby was possible - now I get to have two more. Won the lottery on that one!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

At least I’m not making this up!

When people say “how are you doing” I usually say “ok” or "alright" cuz who really wants to hear how you are really feeling? They are being polite by asking so I’m not gonna keep them around telling all my “issues”. However, the being exhausted one most days I do bring up but I feel like such a fool. I mean, geesh, how can I STILL be exhausted...... at some point I should have some energy. I don’t.
6 weeks ago I went to the doc for normal pregnancy bloodwork and in that was iron level, CBC, gestational diabetes, etc. My iron was low, very low so they put me on iron supplements for the anemia. Didn’t care for the side effects but super excited about the possibility of having energy. Yeah, not happening, not even close. So over the last 6 weeks I have felt not even a burst of energy - I can drink coffee or a soda and natta. So today when I had to go back to the doc, yet again, for them to suck my blood (to figure out this Rhogam Shot dilemma) I asked about my results from yesterday. I passed the GD test which I was shocked about. I was totally ready for them to hand me the finger pricker thingy and a completely new diet plan but nope, passed it just fine. Great! However, the 6 weeks on the iron meds has done nothing, nothing at all. Still super low, like maybe a point higher than it was. I was kinda relieved to be honest. At least there is a reason for this exhaustion, other than twin pregnancy and my old a** age. I have been pregnant before but that was ages ago so I would just chalk this up to me being 12 years older and this being a twin pregnancy, good to know I don’t have to feel like this. The doc was not in when I was there (lunch, how dare he!) so I assume he will just have me take 2 of the iron pills daily instead of 1 every day but waiting on those instructions.
I know I should eat more meat, red meat at that but nothing tastes good anymore. I can eat prob 1 real meal a day but the rest of the time I just graze on little stuff. Red meat is the last thing I want to chew on. Makes me sick to my stomach thinking about it. Every once in awhile I crave a big burger but only the kind you can get out, not the ones you make at home. There isn't much room in there anymore and it seems as tho I have developed a MEGA milk allergy in the last 4 weeks. Its awful, goes right thru me and makes me miserable. So eating cereal (which was one thing I did enjoy) is out of the question unless I wanna feel like crap. The Greek Yogurt that I was getting protein from is not sitting well either - not as awful as drinking milk or having milk in cereal tho.
I have always had a problem with milk, lactose, but when I am pregnant I can down the stuff no problem. Up until a few weeks ago that was the case with this pregnancy too.
Oh well, kinda excited to up the meds in hopes that I will be able to do something once and awhile :-)