Friday, September 21, 2012
I met my "Silver" goal! I can't believe I have 20 days left before my delivery date! One of my dr's was saying today that there were 4 other c-sections scheduled that day, but they graciously let me go first on the schedule so I can get my 10/11/12 date.
I had my growth scan and here are the babies weights:
Gabby: 3 lbs 9 oz
Riley: 4 lbs 1oz
Addy: 2 lbs 9oz
Cooper: 3 lbs 9 oz
Emmy: 3 lbs 10 oz
I've started drinking smoothies with protein powder to help get more calories in. My weight gain is slow and fluctuating. I'd feel better if I could gain 4 more lbs, but we'll see how it goes in the next 3 weeks. They will do one more growth scan the day before my c-section.
Dr. E was a little concerned about Addy, "D" baby, so I had to go back for a doppler on her. Her pressure wasn't too abnormal. She is just taking a little longer to catch up in weight.
At this point, I am so itchy that I'm not getting much sleep at night. I'm on a medication for the itching and usually during the night my nurse has to come in to rub oil or cream on my lower legs to help relieve the itching. I can only sleep/lay on one side at this point. I will be starting my steroid treatment on Monday and will be in L& D for 2 days with an insulin drip and possibly go on magnesium sulfate, which could potentially send me into pre-term labor. I'm praying this doesn't happen. Thankfully John will be with me this weekend and G will be in CA with my parents so I can just rest and not worry about her seeing me look like I'm miserable.
My belly isn't centered anymore. It leans to the left, which is totally trippy! When I have ultrasounds, they have to put the siderail up on the gurney and wedge a pillow under the left side of my belly so that I don't feel like I'm falling off.
I am very thankful that aside from the itching and physical discomfort, I have no other issues at this point. Everyone involved in my care is surprised how well I've been doing so far.
Update more next week.....