Wednesday, March 9, 2011

3 weeks in Hospital!

I had an ultrasound on the 4th. It was my last u/s before Eli and Eliana arrive. I am glad Nayeli, Shane and my dad were there. They told me that Eliana weighs 6lbs 9oz give or take 15oz and Eli weighs 6lbs 12 oz give or take 15oz. Eliana is breech and Eli is faced down. I am having pep talks with Eliana so she turns. I don't want another csection its all up to her.

My dad has been flying back and forth from LA to help watch Nayeli while Shane goes to work. At first Nayeli gave him a hard time for dinner, bath time and bedtime. She would say "I don't want it" when she didn't want to eat what my dad my for dinner. I told my dad to ask her what she wanted and she would respond "chicken dinasours". She ate chicken dinasours for 1 week. My dad and Nayeli had so much bonding time that she made it easier for my dad after the first week and they have a bond that is so precious. So grateful for my dads help. My mom will be here to help us when I go into labor. I wish they lived closer.

Being away from Nayeli and Shane has been difficult. I appreciate Shane bringing Nayeli to visit me everyday for lunch. She has grown so much in just these past few weeks. When it's time to go she will say "come on mommy let's go" and when she says bye to me she will kiss me on the cheeck, give me a two kisses on the belly and say "ok bye". Watching them leave is sometimes hard and I sit and cry especially when I see them walk by from my window view.

I celebrated my birthday in the hospital on the 7th. Shane and Nayeli came to visit me and brought me Mcdonalds. I was craving a Big Mac and I got it! Shane has been great about bringing Nayeli to visit me everyday for lunch. On the weekends sometimes he brings her twice a day. She is doing great and not giving grandpa a hard time anymore. I can't believe I will be in the hospital three weeks tommorow. I feel like I have missed so much with Nayeli. I know its a big sacrifice being in the hospital and I am doing it for Eliana and Eli. I don't want them to end up in the NICU. I only have one more week.

On Saturday the 5th at 2am I started to bleed and I had a clot the size of an orange come out. I already knew why it was happening. Earlier on Friday afternoon I got upset regarding a nurse talking with me about a procedure. After she left within an hour I threw up 5 consecutives times. I was so stressed over our conversation. I was coughing a lot because I threw up and I felt a lot of pressure on my pelvis shortly after. I went to bed and sure enough I let out a clot as soon as I coughed. I was so upset for allowing this nurse to get to me this way. I was so afraid they were going to do an emergency csection that day. The worst part was Shane wasn't answering his phone. I called him and texted him. I texted him after they observed the babies on the monitor for over an hour and told him everything was fine. He didn't call me back until 6am I also left him a message what was going on. I am just glad nothing happened otherwise he would've missed everything. I thought for sure my high risk Dr would've come to see me on Monday morning to talk to me about what happened.

My high risk Dr came to talk to me and Shane on Tuesday. He talked about having an amnio and the benefits. He said that if the babies lungs are mature he can deliver them but if they are not then he would wait another week and procede with the csection. He said if I wait there is a 1% to 2% that I could bleed again and I would have to have an emergency csection if the bleeding was heavy. He also said if I do bleed again I would have to have a csection. I decided to wait.

All the nurses have been very nice to me and some even take the time to talk to me when I am feeling lonely. Which is great since I sometimes go days without visitors other than Shane and Nayeli. The daily routine is breakfast at 730am, medications at 830am, NST at 9am, shower at 10am, soap opera at 11am, lunch with Shane and Nayeli at 12pm, medication at 1pm, nap at 2pm, vitals at 4pm, dinner at 6pm, NST at 8pm, bedtime 10pm. I have to pee every hour so sleeping longer than that is not happening. No one comes in until 630am to take my vitals which is great! I have had my hairstylist come and give me a haircut and it's amazing what a haircut can do. I feel great!

It's been very hard to be in a small room for a couple of weeks during this time I have taken this time to rest and meditate with my pregnancy CD's and have caught up on reading alot of books. I have also prayed alot and have asked God to help me find strength throught all of this. When I have felt very down and sad I immediatley get visitors or phone calls. It's almost as God is working through my friends to give me strength. I am grateful for such amazing friends and appreciate all they have done for us. One of the projects I was able to finish was two photo albums from pictures from the summer of 2009. I get up almost every hour to pee I am half asleep and manage to go back to sleep right away. The other night I heard a drilling. I have a white noise machine that I had Shane bring to me since I kept hearing all the newborn babies crying all through out the night. I actually heard the drilling over the machine. I got up with my tank top and underwear and looked out my door. I saw a hosptial worker buffing/waxing the hosptial floors at 3am. Who does this? I couldn't believe my eyes. I just stared at him and then went back in my room. I was in shock and almost felt like saying something but I was too tired.

It's been getting more difficult to move around. I either lay down on my left or right side. I favor the left because when I lay on my right I feel a stab on my lower ab. I feel Eli move alot more than Eliana it's been like that through out my entire pregnancy. Eli gets more hiccups too. I can't believe they will be here soon. We are so excited!

There is no WiFi in the hospital so trying to update the blog from my cell phone has been very hard. I am not able to load up any pictures.

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