So it has been 11 days today...and only 2 more sleeps until I reach 31 weeks! I had the most hectic scare this morning as really uncomfortable cramps started during the night. Not hard-core sore, but definitely enough to be noticed. I was worried they were contractions so I was measured in the morning CTG. They were contractions, but just pumped up Braxton Hicks fortunately! For a moment there, I thought my Dr was going to say...this is the day! On the one hand I was quite enthralled with the idea that possibly my body had decided itself to start labour - love this idea as I believe it would prepare the babies more than going coldly into a caeserean. But no...not time just yet. And I am SO okay with that!
Days merge in this place...and can pass so fast even though one hasn't actually done anything at all. It has been such a blessing to be roomed with such a great ward roomie as we laugh from the time we wake up to the time we go to sleep. There are so many stories I could relate with hilarity, but my posts would be so long! Needless to say, there is a huge disparity between the skill and fabulousness of ward sisters, and the support nurses, who barely know what they are doing. These nurses cause us great mirth and frustration, but you have to keep your sense of humour!
I am about to go for a scan now to measure our little girl's doppler and blood flow to her placenta. I did a repeat 24 hour urine protein test (last one had jumped from .9 to 3), so I am very curious to see what has happened - results will only be in tomorrow. So far, blood tests have not shown up any liver or kidney issues...everything has to be monitored until the picture says, it is time to deliver the babies. But 11 days saved inside their snug cosy home has bought us 33 days less in neonatal NICU! I am also hoping to see how much they have grown this past week - will post tomorrow again once all results are in. I wonder if tomorrow will be the day my Dr pinpoints a date for delivery, or if we carry on day by day until next week. I would be so relieved to make it to 32 weeks!!!!
We have everything bought for a prem delivery - prem nappies, earbuds, vaseline, cotton wool, and all the stuff I will need post caeser. I was so thrilled when DH called me to say that the Dutch shop with the fabulous baby baby bag called to say we could have it! Yay! Isn't it fab? I am also knitting a pram blanket in the same colours...keeping my hands busy and my mind doesn't need to think too much!