Friday, April 13, 2007

Settling Into A Routine

We returned to the hospital this afternoon for fluids and additional monitoring. Randi and I checked into the hospital this afternoon at 1 p.m, got settled in, and I left to finish some work. They pumped two liters of fluid in every three hours. At around 4 p.m., I returned to the hospital, and they hooked her up to a fetal heart rate monitor for two hours. Both babies were very active, constantly knocking their heart rate monitors off. Their heart rates also looked very good with appropriate accelerations. Randi had only a couple small contractions during the monitoring and everything, overall, looks great with her; no preterm labor problems. Around 6:30 p.m., the perinatalogist arrived to scan the cord flow on the ultrasound. He spent a good amount of time checking the blood flow of both babies. Pooh still has absent end diastolic flow, but is still showing some intermittent diastolic flow which is good. Tigger also looked noticeably better. Both boys thoroughly enjoyed the fluids and had very full bladders. We finally left the hospital at 8 p.m.

We will see the doctor in his office on Monday. If at anytime Randi feels decreased activity from the boys or just feels that something isn't right, we will also go in for fluids and ultrasounds and monitoring. Hopefully, this good "mojo", in our doctor's words, will sustain Pooh and Tigger for a few more weeks. We're 29 weeks tomorrow and couldn't be more excited that we've reached this milestone. It's still way too early to feel good about delivering, but just a few weeks ago we weren't sure if we would even make it this far.


Jennisa said...

YEAH! Great news! Glad the boys are moving around and growing! 29 weeks...wonderful! I'll keep praying daily for you!

Anonymous said...

Randi & Todd,
I'm so glad to hear that you're 29 weeks. I'll be praying for you!

Olivia (Suzy's friend in Cali)

JenMom said...

Every single day is a gift. Thankful for your great peri and praising God as each day passes.

Alison said...

As Jen says, each day is a gift. A day to grow stronger! Continuing to pray!