Ready for another twin pregnancy update? I’m now 30 weeks pregnant with twins!
Last week did not go the way I planned. Have you ever noticed that when things get crazy all the crazy seems to come at you at once? Hopefully, after last week, I’ve earned a nice boring week this week.
I didn’t get around to a 29 week update because honestly it was about the same as the week before. Things seemed stable. I stuck around the house not doing much and I wasn’t feeling horribly.
Last week things changed.
I’ve been being cautions since my Ffn test came back positive. Last Wednesday I woke up feeling crampy so I spent the morning on my couch hoping things would go away. While I was sitting there, my power went out for a minute. That was a bit strange because my power never goes out here, but it was back on within a few minutes. Then I realized I smelled smoke.
My husband was working from home so we started looking around trying to figure out where the smoke was coming from. We went out onto our front porch to see a huge black cloud of smoke with 30 foot flames peeking out from behind the row of houses in front of us. Behind those houses is nothing but dry canyon so as we watched to see if we could figure out how bad it was we were trying to figure out whether we needed to think about packing a few things up.
We didn’t have to think long because a few minutes after that a friend showed up to tell us we definitely needed to pack things up and she was going to help. Not long after that a police car drove down my street and announced that our street was under mandatory and immediate evacuation. Not the greatest thing when you are trying to take it easy for the day.
We ended up being evacuated for 2 days. Our house was fine but we had friends who weren’t as lucky. I had a dr. appt. the day we got back into town so we ran over there before heading back to our house. As soon as my OB measured my cervical length she told me I was being admitted to the hospital for 24-48 hours.
My cervix went from 3.2 to 1.8 and when she checked me I was 2 cm. dilated.
After giving me fluids and antibiotics at the hospital, running every test they could think of, and doing a growth ultrasound they decided that I was probably stable enough to be on bedrest at home. They were only registering a few contractions on the monitor which made my dr. and the perinatologist feel better about letting me go home. Before that there was talk of not even giving me bathroom privileges and I was not overly excited about the prospect of using a bedpan.
So for now I’m home and doing as little as possible. We’re dealing with the aftermath of the evacuation still but our home survived. I’m still contracting if I get up and move around at all so I basically have shower and bathroom privileges but that’s it. If there’s any change at my next appointment I’m pretty sure I’m looking at hospital bedrest for real this time.
How I’m Feeling Physically
If I don’t move I feel fine. I’m actually doing a bit better than I was a few weeks ago because I don’t have a baby up under my ribs anymore but that means the babies are down lower and it’s putting more pressure on my cervix, which isn’t great since apparently it’s causing changes.
The biggest issue I’m having is I’m now severely anemic which is causing serious headaches. Baby a is breech so unless that changes I’m headed for a c section and with my history they are worried about blood loss so I definitely need to get my iron up.
Still at 20 pounds total. I haven’t gained any weight in weeks. The babies still seem to be growing fine — the last growth scan had them both at over 3 pounds — but I’m just not putting on any weight. I’ve slacked off on Ensure shakes so it’s probably time to go back to those. They seem to be the only thing that helps me at least maintain my weight gain.
How I’m Preparing for Twins
Other than the fact that my house is no where near organized (and evacuating didn’t help that) I’m feeling pretty ready. I have 2 Britax infant car seats sitting in their boxes ready to be used thanks to Britax (keep an eye out for a video demonstration of the B-Ready stroller in twin mode as soon as I’m up for it). I finally ordered a crib mattress and it’s on the way. I went with the same mattress I bought for my daughter – Lullaby Earth. We’ve loved the first one we bought because it’s lightweight and non-toxic while still being affordable.
At some point I’ll probably have to start bossing around my family and have them help me get my bedroom organized and ready to fit two babies but that may be a slow processes.
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