Medical: This is where our week went wonky. I had a perinatal appointment on Tuesday, and my blood pressure saga continued from last week. It was still severely high when they checked my vitals. We continued with the rest of my appointment, which included another cervix check and growth scan. The cervix is still long, and the babies are measuring right on track and weigh about 3 pounds each.
They did see some fluid in their kidneys, but they said it is probably nothing to worry about and seems to happen a lot with boys. They said they would continue to monitor it and it will probably be back to normal in a few weeks.
At the end of my appointment, they wanted to re-check my blood pressure and it was still high. The doctor said I needed to go to the hospital that evening to be monitored.
I met up with hubby and we went to dinner since we weren’t sure how long I was going to be in the hospital and then we were off to check into the OB triage. They wound up monitoring my blood pressure and the babies for about three hours and then we were able to go home. I was also given a steroid shot, which is to help the babies’ lungs develop in case they come early. I was also told to come back the next night to get the second dose of the steroid shot and have my blood pressure checked again. That was a short visit and I was in and out in about 20 minutes.
While we didn’t really get any answers or make any changes to my treatment, it seems that they are worried that I am at risk for preeclampsia, which is dangerous for mommy and the babies, so if I start getting any worsening symptoms, I have to go back to the hospital right away.
I am also going to be more closely watched. My perinatal appointments are now going to be weekly from here on out.
With the hospital scare that we had, I wanted to keep chugging along with getting everything in order in case I wind up in the hospital again or have to deliver the boys early.
I pretty much organized all of the gifts from our first baby shower and washed and folded most of the items that needed washing. I also finished putting up the decorations.