No Labor By Memorial Day…

Posted by Jaclyn on June 2nd, 2011 filed in Home, Pregnancy

…It doesn’t have quite the same ring to it as “No Labor By Labor Day”, but it is still just as exciting.  While we had a “No Labor By Labor Day” party when the triplets weren’t born by Labor Day, 2008 (33 weeks), there wasn’t a “celebration” on Memorial Day, 2011 when the twins weren’t born yet either (36 weeks).  Instead we had a nice, relaxing day as a family.

On Wednesday, June 1st, I had my final growth ultrasound and the babies looked great.  Baby D weighed in around 6 lbs, 2 oz and Baby E at 6 lbs even.  Baby D is breech and enjoys kicking me in the left hip and Baby E is transverse with his/her head to my left side….in other words, I’ll be having a c-section.  Both babies are still moving a ton and seem to really be healthy and thriving.  We learned at my appointment that the prior Friday’s blood test results showed my platelet levels back down to 92,000, once again below that crucial 100,000 level.  Although everything else has remained normal, my doctor was immediately concerned and sent me to the hospital lab for a STAT blood test to check my platelets again.  I was instructed to not eat or drink anything, go home, pack my bag and wait for her call.  A little more than an hour later I received a call back that my platelets were slightly better at 98,000 and was told to go back again on Friday for another blood draw….narrowly escaping delivery.  She said that if anything changes for the worse on tomorrow’s blood draw that tomorrow will be the day we meet our twins.  YIKES!  Although we know that at this stage (36+ weeks), the babies are likely to do very well and even come home from the hospital when I’m discharged, it is still not what we were anticipating or had planned on.  You’d think by now, with everything we’ve been through, that we’d realize that things don’t always go as planned, but we’re still adjusting to the possible change in plans.  It is also still entirely possible that the babies won’t be born for another 11 days, but we’re pretty much day-to-day now….it could be anytime!

twins 36 weeks

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