Friday, February 5, 2010

32 weeks and 2 days

She is doing great!
The first night in the hospital was rough, with at it worst contractions every 3 minutes (!!) . With the medication dose doubled however peace and quiet returned. More hours were won for those little lungs. We were joking on the phone that while other people count down the weeks from 32, she is counting hours. Like 12 hours more than the twins already. And then one more night, and another.
Today she will try to walk for half an hour, three times during the day. If this goes well she can go home Saturday (bedrest remains to be seen) and hopes to make it to 34 weeks.

The good news of making it past 32 weeks is that even if the little one decides to come "now" is that she can go/stay in the hospital close to her home town and shouldn't need the specialist hospital with NICU much further away. (Although I imagine it will be hard enough running back and forth with the twins to a nearby hospital)

I discovered the hospital has an E-card system: you pick a card online and they print it and bring it around to the patients room the next day. I've been forwarding your comments already, so between phone calls, Internet, and printed paper she knows we bloggy friends are cheering her on. Thank you!

(And Mijke, I hope I haven't scrambled your information and your blog too much!)


  1. I'm glad you're still hanging in there.

    If they let you go home, I'M putting you on bedrest, missy. I don't care what the doctors say, you stay the heck off your feet! Or ELSE!

    32 weeks is a good milestone. 34 is better. I'm still rooting for 37, though. You can do it!

  2. I vote bedrest no matter, too! Cathy and I will enforce it!

    GL with staying pg as long as possible! Keep up the good work!

  3. Shall that be our new mantra? "37, 37, 37 weeks! 37, 37, 37 weeks!" Here's hoping that things go well with the walk test, and you get to go home to incubate for another 5 weeks. Much love to you!

    Oh, and I am seconding--well, thirding--the whole bedrest thing. If we have to, we'll just come sit on you to keep you down! :-)