Sunday, January 3, 2010

More baby mama drama

The good news is that I'm still pregnant, and by all accounts, I have two very healthy little munchkins who are growing like weeds and flipping around in my belly without a care in the world.

The bad news is that I am THISCLOSE to ordering a Magic Bullet. Those infomercials are dang convincing! And they seem to be the only thing interesting to watch on television on Sundays for a captive audience like me.

Oh yeah, I'm in the hospital. On bedrest.

It started Saturday night, just before 7 pm. I went to the bathroom and seconds later yelled to DH, "Oh my god, I'm bleeding!"

We made a quick call to my savior friend, and she was on her way over to stay with Bean while DH rushed me to L&D (labor and delivery). It was definitely better to be at our own hospital with the doctors from my OB's practice -- it saved a lot of hassle and I didn't feel like I was being subjected to unnecessary poking and prodding. Mostly.

I was seen immediately of course, given exams and tests and a complete ultrasound. Babies are nearly 2 lbs now, rock! And my cervix was still 2.4 cm, no further shortening, although now we have a bit of funneling inside.

The bleeding was not large in volume, but any blood is bad at this point. The doctors aren't sure if it's coming from one of the placentas or my cervix, it wasn't clear on the ultrasound. Either way, though, it's obviously not a good thing. Fortunately it tapered off overnight on Saturday, but they want me to stay bleed-free for 24-hours before they release me. So I will remain in this hospital bed for at least one more night, tied to three monitors and with an IV in my arm, until I prove my stability or expire from uncomfortableness.

Best case scenario, I will be back home on Monday. In this hope, DH is taking the day off so he can come get me. But even so, I will officially be on bedrest. I can get up to use the bathroom, shower, and make a quick sandwich. That's it.

This week, we will manage. My friend is willing to take Bean to her house Tuesday through Friday when DH goes to work. Then on Sunday, my Mom is flying in to stay for two weeks. My parents are so awesome, I can't even type about it without tearing up. After my Mom leaves, we'll have to figure something out. There is the possibility that during the next three weeks, all my tests will come back so totally awesome that I can resume light duty.

But probably not.

I've obviously got a lot of emotions swirling around right now, but I'll keep this post focused on the physical details. It's looking like I'll have plenty of free time coming up to drone on about stuff, I need to save some topics for later.

And in the meantime, anyone want to offer a review of the Magic Bullet? Can you really make alfredo sauce from scratch in ten seconds? Do you use green noodles?



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25 comments:

GeekByMarriage said...

Skip the Magic Bullet it's total crap.
Keeping my fingers crossed you get to come home soon!

Lisa said...

Sunny I'll be thinking of you! Good thoughts and prayers.

'Murgdan' said...

I don't know anything about any Magic Bullet...but I'm glad all is well with you at this point. Hang in there and get home soon!

Red said...

Oh, how BORING are infomercials! We tend to get heaps of US ones during the evening, but some silly Aussie companies do make their own for our daytime viewing pleasure.

I hope everything goes well in the next few weeks. As much fun as no parental and household duties sounds, I am sure it is not.

Mary said...

OMG! Google reader didn't send me your last post so I am just now catching up with all the baby mama drama!! Prayers up up up up my friend! I SO wish I lived closer so I could be of some physical help. Could the bleeding be from all the poking and prodding in the stupid MI hospitals?? The negative ffn is a great thing. Just keep thinking happy thoughts, you WILL get through this. So glad your mom is coming. Feel free to call or email or what not, I spent some time on bedrest and it suck suck sucks, and I was only on the modified version. Hang in there and I'll be sending good thoughts!

Lavender Luz said...

LOL! My DD was mesmerized this am by the Magic Bullet informercial.

We've had one for years. Love it! For shakes and frappes -- mostly drinks.

I can't really imagine making alfredo sauce in it. For one thing, I don't nuke plastic because I'm afraid of leaching.

Glad to know you and the babes are OK. Rooting for more of that.

Kristina P. said...

Oh my goodness! That sucks.

I would for the Slapchop, just because Vince talks about how you'll love his nuts.

lisawitt said...

oh christine! how scary! glad to hear that you and the babies are okay though. And if bedrest is what it must be, then you will get through it. Wish I lived closer too, Bean would have a great time with Z & M! Hang in there and what a blessing for good parents and friends to help out in the mean time!

MissMVK said...

Jeeeeeeeeeperrrrrrs. I cannot believe all the drama you've endured! I have to admit, I have been way overdoing it here getting ready for Piglet's birthday parties (yes, plural) and also NESTING. OMG with the nesting already! I haven't been feeling all that hot though, many contractions on and off. Ugh. It's too early for us to be going through all this, right?

I am so sorry you're on bedrest but happy that all is well with the twins! Good job, mama. Way to grow big babies. You know what a fan i am of that! I am relieved for you that your mom is coming to stay for a couple of weeks and will hope hope hope that you get to resume light duty. Keep us posted, please!!! *hugs*

Kristi said...

Oh no! The good news is that you and the babies are fine. As difficult as the next few weeks/months will be, it will all fall into place. Keeping my fingers crossed that you're sprung from the hospital soon.

Our Family said...

I bought the Magic Bullet and used it to make Diana's baby food...although I don't know if you'll have time for that with 3 munchkins! I really liked it for that purpose, but haven't used it for anything else.
Secondly, so sorry to hear about bed rest! Those are the two words I've been dreading, but thankfully have been safe from thus far. Take it easy, and hopefully you'll get the all clear soon!

Allison said...

I say get the Magic Bullet...you can probably get 2 for the price of one, and just pay S&H, right? :) I wish I could come and help you right now. I'll be praying for you. It's encouraging to hear about the babies' weights and that they got the steriods a few days ago. Love you!

Furrow said...

Dang! That sucks about the bleeding and bedrest. May it all pass quickly and without incident.

As for the Magic Bullet, I once went to a -- what do they call them -- romance parties? Anyway, they were selling "marital aids," and the Magic Bullet was the name of one. Actually, with it, you totally don't need a husband. So that's what I always think of when I hear of that product.

MrsSpock said...

LOL. I thought you were talking about the "Magic Bullet" shopped around at those "Romance" parties where chicks sell, um, vibrational devices.

Though I have no experience with either type of Magic Bullet.

Hope you stay bleed-free.

Coffeegrl said...

I have to laugh - I was in the same boat as Furrow. Went to a "Passion Party" a few years ago and that's all I could think of when you mentioned the Magic Bullet!

So sorry to hear about the bedrest and wishing I'd be close by in the near future to help out. Hang in there!

Trish said...

UGH. I'm so sorry to hear of the trouble. I hope things improve.. no preemies, no preemies, no preemies.

As for the Magic bullet.. Eh.. It really depends. I don't find it any more magical than a regular ol' blender, but if you want to blend more than one thing at a time, it's nice.

Nicky said...

Ugh, that sucks! Hope that things turn around so that you can get up and around again soon.

Every time I hear "Magic Bullet," I think it *must* be something dirty. So thrilled to read in other comments that it is. Perhaps you should get one of each type! Just don't mix them up....

Shelley said...

Oh, that's so scary! I hope everything goes well in the next couple of weeks.

Ji said...

Sunny,
Glad that you keep us posted about what's going on with your life,
You are such vibrations of positive energy, you will survive anything, everything, you will see.

Joy, power, and confidence with you.
Shower us with bliss of good news next time....

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Alana said...

SO sorry to hear of your scare, but glad you and the babies are safely in the hospital...and hopefully will be released soon.

I'm with some of the others...was giggling out loud at the "I am this close to ordering a Magic Bullet," because I too was thinking of a sex device, rather than a kitchen aid.

Hang in there, gal! Thinking of you.

Jen said...

Oh no!!! I'm glad you all are home at least and have some help for Bean, but this is not good at all. Please, please, please let me know what I can do to help. I can bring food over or send my ever helpful hubby over should you need anything. Do not hesitate to call me!

Alisa said...

Keeping my fingers crossed and saying prayers for all of you!

K said...

Oh no. . . I'm so sorry that you have to deal with this fear and all this crap these past few days. I hope you are doing okay now and I hope that you get the all clear..... *hugs* thinking of you

Aunt Becky said...

HOLY WOW WOMAN. *sighs* Saying my prayers and lighting my candles and HANG IN THERE. Love you.

The Magic Bullet will burn your clit off. Just wait and we'll go online shopping when those babies come out.

Michele said...

I love my magic bullet. LOVE IT. It works great and I use it all the time, for everything.