Saturday, June 20, 2009

Another day

Today was my second full day here in the hospital after Baby A's water breaking. So far so good - I'm still here and the babies are still in. This afternoon I had a fairly long ultrasound with the MFM on duty. The babies were all looking good and were all "breathing" in the womb. Well, A and C were breathing nicely, right on command. B had to be difficult and make the doctor wait forever before she showed off her breathing skills, but she can do it too! After that the MFM wanted Baby A on a monitor to watch his heart rate for awhile. Because of how low he is the monitor wasn't working with the belts so Joe was recruited to hold the monitor in place for 30 minutes. Like a good, dedicated Daddy he held that thing until his arms fell asleep. Baby A did great though and had a nice consistent heart rate of 130-140 the entire time.

I received my second and final (for now) steroid shot last night (the MFM said if I go two more weeks I'll get another round) and took my last Idocin for contractions this evening. This makes me nervous to stop but my fingers are crossed that I won't have any contractions even without the meds. I also managed to avoid the evil leg compressor things for now. The MFM tried to get me to wear them but I pled my case (I move my legs a lot! I get up to pee! I shower daily!) against them. He still would prefer I have them on but for now I'm avoiding them. The situation is kind of sucky enough without being chained to my bed with hot, plastic wraps on my legs squeezing them every minute.

So that's it for now. I just hope to keep chugging along.

18 comments:

Mrs.Babbsy said...

I am thinking of you and the babies! I hope you make it as far as you can. Think day by day! I am saying some prayers for all 5 of you.
GL and take care!

Lauren said...

Hang in there, woman! You're doing a great job incubating those little babies. They are SO LUCKY to have you as their mommy. :)

mrsolsenk12 said...

thinking of you! I hated the leg compression things when I was in the hospital.

Pam said...

glad you and the babies are still hanging in there!

i had those leg thingies on TOP of ted hose, it was miserable! at least i was in in december. ;)

Erin said...

Praying for you! Hope you can comfortably keep those babies in there longer so they can grow healthy & big.

Linda and Matthew said...

I know you don't really "know" me except for the nest, but I have been praying and praying for you and your babies. I just wanted to encourage you to put those leg compressors on. You have been through so much and done so many things for those little babies, it would be terrible to be put at risk for a blood clot unnecessarily. They totally suck (I had them after I delivered my baby girl), but they really and truly are important. I've heard too many horror stories!

My fingers, toes and eyes are crossed for you to keep those babies in as long as possible!

tess said...

another tc friend here to encourage and let you know we're thrilled to know your wee three are still doing well.
you remain in our prayers.
my three were born at 26 weeks and today are bonnie little five year olds. you keep on keeping on, you're doing a great job.
tess (franjipani).

ps - happy father's day to joe, who not only is a great writer, but seems to be a great husband and dad, from what you say!

Amber said...

Brooke we are keeping you in are thoughts and prayers. Keep up the good work. And Happy Fathers Day Joe!

Anonymous said...

YOU'RE DOING MAGNIFICENT. KEEP HANING IN THERE - EACH ONE OF YOU... STAY PUT BABIES STAY PUT BABIES...

Take care of you too Brooke... Do what's best...

HAPPY DADDY'S DAY...

Love Always, Auntie :) xoxoxo

Christina H. said...

Those babies have the best parents EVER. Happy Father's Day to Joe - I hope it's a good one for both of you (niiiice and quiet!). Doug and I are thinking about you guys 24/7.

Kate said...

I am so glad you made it another day and the babies sound like they are doing their part too. It sounds like you are working together like a great family. Take care.

Mommy Shay said...

Good job Daddy! And good for baby A, rewarding you with a steady heart rate, an early Father's Day present perhaps? Happy Father's Day! So glad things are looking good at the moment, the prayers continue. Love you guys.

Anonymous said...

Prayers for your babies to stay safely inside as long as possible.
So glad things are relatively stable now.

madebymel said...

I have been following along with your updates and thinking about you! I am so glad the babies are hanging in there!
As a nurse, I just have to put my 2 cents in regarding the leg compressors. I know they get sticky and warm, but they are really important. Most brands have a cooling button, have the nurses tried that? Even if you could tolerate them for part of the day. You really don't need a blood clot after everything you have been through!
You are doing a great job, stay inside babies!

Brook said...

Hang in there Brooke! You're doing a great job keeping those babies baking!

RoseMarie said...

Brook,
Im praying for all of you! I hope those babies stay put for a little while longer. Happy Father's Day to your husband!

Anonymous said...

I have been thinking about you and the babies and think you are doing an amazing job! I am an antepartum nurse so I know exactly what they are doing and what you are going through. I pray those little ones stay in for many more weeks and that your only complaint is that you are bored :-) And BTW-please put those hot, sticky things on your legs! Pregnant woman are at such a high risk for blood clots anyway and it is compounded by the fact that you have 3 babies and are on bedrest. Take breaks, have them put the cooling mechanism on but please, please, please wear them. -Melissa aka germanwife2be

Christi said...

Reading this post takes me back about 7 weeks...I felt the same way, but I was only worried x 1, you have to be worried x 3. It can be done, be positive. My prayers go out to your family.