I hit 34 weeks pregnant last Friday and if I’m being totally honest, that was the final milestone I even had in the back of my mind. Now that I’m creeping up on 35 weeks I’m really ready to be done and I can tell my body has about had it. So this update is a bit slow but that’s kind of how everything in my life is going right now.
My test results are all coming up a bit funny at this point so I’m not sure how much longer I’ll make it. A few weeks ago my doctor told me she wouldn’t schedule anything until I hit 38 weeks and I’ve spent a fair portion of my time freaking out about going that far. I usually only make it to 37 weeks with a singleton because the risk of abruption is so high. After the last week, I’m not sure I have to worry about staying pregnant another 3 + weeks.
How I’m Feeling Physically
Things have been a bit rough but I expected that. Oddly enough, in some ways I’ve been feeling better but I’m really wiped out and keep having dizzy spells. At my appointment last week I had protein in my urine again so they sent me to the lab for preeclampsia bloodwork again. They called me the next day and said my results were fine but when I saw my regular OB early this week she said the results were most definitely not fine.
My platelet count dropped, not great considering I’m heading for a c section since these stubborn babies are definitely not looking like they have any plans to turn around. When you combine that with the protein in my urine, my severe anemia, and the fact that my liver enzymes are elevated all of it points to HELLP Syndrome. This is probably the point in the game where I need to stay away from Google.
They are rerunning my bloodwork today so I’ll know more when we see what kind of changes there are. I’ll hit 35 weeks on Friday so while I know that a NICU stay is still likely, I’m at least fairly confident that the babies should do okay long term.
After gaining nothing for ages I finally gained 10 pounds this month but I suspect most of it is swelling. I had one of my oldest friends fly in for a visit this weekend and she made it her mission to feed me (Thanks Courtney!). My doctor has been so concerned about everything else that has been going on lately though that she hasn’t bothered to mention my weight in a while.
How I’m Preparing for Twins
I mentioned earlier that I’d pretty much given up on getting things ready for babies. It was just too hard to get out to the store or do anything around the house. Help has arrived though! My mom came to stay for the month and it’s been such a relief to have a second set of hands available. I’m not up for much of anything these days so even simple tasks like getting the kids ready in the morning and keeping everyone fed can be overwhelming. Now comes the task of washing the newborn clothes, deciding if we need to buy preemie size anything, and getting the house ready for potentially premature babies.
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