The closer we get to 32 weeks, the statistics show a better picture for our girl’s physical as well as mental health……and while the last thirty days seem to have gone by fast…it also seems like such a long time since I last saw my home, had a breath of fresh outdoor air or had the luxury of story time in my daughter’s bed. But, again, I focus on the bigger picture and try not to dwell on what I’m missing.
Inpatient life is going as well as can be expected. Craig and Jordan come up daily and we enjoy movie night, puzzles, cuddles and quality time. I have a great room with two large windows that I get to stay in most of the time…on occasion I get bumped when the number of laboring patients exceeds the number of rooms available. Technically, I’m an antepartum patient and most women in that category go to a different floor and have a permanent room. But, because I’m on an IV and I have continuous monitoring, I can only be treated on the Labor and Delivery Floor which is unusual. As a result, my room priority is lower than those who are laboring and delivering. So, two times, at midnight, I have been bumped from my room and moved to a small box of a room to wait out the influx of deliveries. This is something that I haven’t dealt with too well…… frankly, it’s made me quite emotional. And as of right now, it’s not anything we’ve been able to get policy change on. So, we’ll endure and hope for the best.
Another hiccup…I’m now on a restricted diet because I have developed gestational diabetes, something common with a multiples pregnancy. And while the items I can eat are very similar to my regular diet….I often feel like I’m starving…..ok, so I’m exaggerating, but I’ve never wanted a doughnut more than I do right now.
Although I would love to be home, I really hope we make it to the 32 week mark. Our tentative c-section date is January 19th 2009. Oh yeah…and here’s the belly…..