20w5d

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The good news is the babies are great. They are measuring 21 weeks and weighed 14oz (Bobby) and 15oz (Maya). Great news.

The bad news is that I have been admitted to the hospital for the remainder of the pregnancy which, at this point, we are praying is a minimum of 3w and at least 7w. A sliver of amniotic fluid slipped below the cerclage. I am inverted in bed on strict bedrest (bedpan only) in the hopes of stabilizing the bag above the stitch. I was having contractions all afternoon and they are tapering off with indocin.

I will be lax in responding and viewing blogs for a bit. When I am up to it, I will post again, in detail.

Prayers are very appreciated.

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear about your hospitalization. I pray that you will be exiting with two healthy little twins :) I have asked alot of my prayer warrior friends to pray for you and Peter and the children, and will definitely continue.
God bless and peace be with you and Peter! :)

Paula said...

I've been checking your blog off and on all day (my new laptop makes this so much easier!) to hear how your appointment was. I am glad that the babies are measuring so well. You, Peter and your children are all in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry! I will be praying for you and the babies.

gwinne said...

Wishing you and the twins only the best during this rough patch. You're in my thoughts.

Anne said...

You have my prayers. I am so concerned for you and I can pray. Oh,those babies need more time and I plead with God for that time.

Catherine W said...

Glad to hear that Bobby and Maya are doing so well and measuring so well. They are growing brilliantly.

I'm so sorry to hear that you have been admitted to hospital Michele. I hope and pray that the situation will stabilize and that you can all hang on in there for at least 7 weeks.

Love to you and your beautiful family xx

Ruth said...

You're in my prayers Michele - you and your sweet little babes.

mekate said...

sweetie pie
I am PRAYING in all capital letters
I wish it were different for you (in a better/easier way) but you were so smart knowing it could happen and preparing in ways that would help you feel less taken off guard.

I hate this for you, I do.
But I love that you are in a place surrounded by knowledge and technology since they will be helpful, and of course surrounded by love and prayers by all of us.

PRAYING
and HOPING
and WISHING
and sending love to every one of you,
Kate

Reba said...

michele, i don't pray, but i sent up a request for you, peter, and bobby and maya. i don't know if anyone is listening, or if anyone is even there, but i sent it up just in case. i just asked: "please."

Carrie said...

ALL my prayers and best hopes for a safe delivery. Thinking of you every minute- I was watching the blog all day hoping for good news. I am SO glad the babes are so big! Good job, Mama! You are doing a wonderful job growing them... and the doctors are taking great care of you.

Thinking of you and sending love and hugs,
Carrie

Mommy (You can call me OM) said...

Michele, my dear. I pray with all my heart that you and your sweet babies are kept safe for many weeks to come. I wish I could be physically by your side to pray with you, to tell you dumb stories, to play games to pass the time, and to hold your hand.

Do not worry about the rest of us. Share what you can when you can. I'll be praying, wishing, hoping all is well.

Please God keep Bobby and Maya safe and sound.

Peace, my friend.

Seraphim said...

Oh Michele, praying for you and your babies to stay inside where they are for at least 7 weeks. Love you xxxxx

Hope's Mama said...

Oh Michele, I am wishing so hard for your babies now. Please hang on little babies. Take care, update when you can.
xo

Just Breathe said...

We are here for you, don't worry about getting back to us. I am praying with all my heart for God to hold those babies inside until they are ready to breath our air.
You have no idea how concerned I am for you. Please take care and may God bless you with time and two perfect babies 7 weeks from now. Hold on, keep those legs closed.

Lachlan's Mum said...

I'm so so sorry. I'm really wishing and praying for more weeks of the cerclage holding your babies safe with you. Take gentle care and I'll be thinking of you.

missing_one said...

Oh geez! Praying that the bed rest holds out for the duration!!!

Beautiful Mess said...

Here from LFCA

Sending you lots of prayers that being in the hospital will keep those beautiful babies in! Sorry you're there, but I hope all is as well as it can be.
*HUGS*

Anonymous said...

Praying! and praying and praying.
Anna in CA

Cassandra said...

Oh Michele, you have been through so much. I hope that the hospitalization keeps the babies safe for a good long time.

Take care!

Sophie said...

Thinking of you Michele. Keep safe little ones! Prayers/wishes/thoughts all coming your way.

Annalien said...

I am glad babies are fine, but so so sorry about the bedrest and the hospital and need for it. I will be praying. Please dear Lord, keep Maya and Bobby inside for a long time to come!

Andie said...

Oh Michele (reaches out with a hug)

I am so glad the twins are doing well but I'm so sorry that you've been admitted to hospital so early.

I am sending love and prayers for you and your family.

I'll check in on your blog to see how you are.

Donna said...

Oh Michele!!! I will be thinking about you constantly! I'm so sorry to hear that you will have to be in the hospital for the coming weeks.

Alicia said...

I am praying for you sweetie. I am praying that you and the twins will make it the rest of the 7 weeks and that the bag goes back where it is supposed to. My prayers are with you and your family.

cheryllookingforward said...

Michele - I'm happy your babies are looking good.

Best of luck in the next 7 weeks. I'll be praying for all of you!

Our Journey... said...

Will be praying for you and the babies. Hang in there!

A n T said...

Will be praying for you and praying that your babies stay put!

Cindi said...

I'll definitely be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers! I know you'll do everything possible to keep those babies inside as long as you can.

Chris & AnnMarie said...

Michele,

I found your blog from Devon's blog and wanted you to know I'm thinking and praying for you!

I just finished 14.5 weeks of hospital bedrest. I was admitted at 19w6d for PTL/IC and delivered last week at 34w2d. My baby girl is still in the NICU, but doing very well.

I also had a cerclage and was 70% effaced at 30w, and 100% effaced at 32 weeks. I contracted every single hour of everyday for the entire 14 weeks, but by the grace of God, made it to 34weeks.

My first pregnancy ended at 23w3d, but I have a beautiful, healthy 19 month old running around today.

I know how scary the hospital bedrest can be. But, you can do this. I am praying for you to have a sense of peace during this time and for your mind to think positive. You have been through more than most people could even imagine, and I'm praying that your strength and courage carry you through many more weeks.

God bless you, your babies, and husband. I will be checking on you and praying for you many times throughout the day.

In Him,
Ann Marie Kolkhorst
prayforcoy.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Michele-

Keep those babies safe...with Julia, the same thing happened to me only with no cerclage. I was pretty much upside down for 10 days before we had to deliver her. My prayers are with you, Peter and the babies...

Megan (Angel Julia's Mom)

c. said...

Sending good wishes. Hope the inversion does the trick, hon. Holding out tons of hope for you and those babes.

Amanda said...

Thinking of you and your babies. Praying hard! All but begging God for 10 more weeks! (((hugs)))

Bluebird said...

Oh honey. I have to hear this. I wish I could just reach out and wrap you up in a hug! I will be praying so hard for you and your little ones - this will be a long road, I know (even longer than it has been already) - please reach out to us here anytime you need support - you know how badly we want a good outcome for you. ((Hugs)) dear friend.

May said...

Oh no. I hope with everything I have that being in the hospital buys you that time you need. I survived 11 weeks of it- it can be done!!

Lorza said...

I am praying so very very hard for you girl. I am sorry to read you are back in the hospital, but I know you will do whatever you have to for those sweet little babies. Do you need anything from the outside world other than prayers???

Good luck my dear!! Hopefully with all that blood running to your head you get some good great ideas!! :)

{{HUGS}}

Queenie. . . said...

Michele, my thoughts and prayers are with you. May the inversion and the hospital bed rest be just what it takes to give you weeks and weeks more baby-growing time. Best of luck to you.

MFA Mama said...

OH NO! Oh no oh no oh no. Ask about a Foley catheter so that you don't have to use the bedpan more than once or twice a day. A full bladder irritates the uterus and can cause contractions; I had preterm labor with all three of my boys and my OBGYN said that pre-viability she tends to go the catheter route. I've had them before for days at a time and they're not all that bad, really, once you get over the idea of it.

N said...

I am a lurker here, but have been following your journey, and wanted to say that I am thinking of you, and am hoping that the hospital stay does what it needs to.

Mrs. Chop said...

Michelle,

I've been following your blog for a while now and cheering you on. You and Peter are in my thoughts and prayers, as are those precious babies Bobby and Maya.

Sending you much love.

ezra'smommy said...

Many many prayers that you and those babies stay safe.

dreamsandfalsealarms said...

I'll hold you in my thoughts!

Barefoot said...

Oh, no!! Of course, I'm so happy to hear that the babies are looking good, but so sorry you're in the hospital. Lots of prayers coming your way.

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

You and your babies will be in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days and weeks.

Anonymous said...

You and your beautiful twins are in my prayers. I read your blog often and find such inspiration in your faith. I look forward to good news posts when you're able.

Kacy said...

I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. And sending you some good luck.

www.infertilityinstability.blogspot.com

k@lakly said...

Holding you and those babies close to my heart and wishing not for 7 more weeks but 17 instead. So glad they are watching you so closely and tending to those babies so well.
xxoo

Mommy (You can call me OM) said...

Still out here praying, my dear. :)

Peace.

Anonymous said...

I come here daily and read and Pray. I just thought you needed to hear about another Prayer warrior out there for you and Peter, Bobby & Maya! Hugs, Kandi Ann ps. If you would like cards and stuff sent please post a P.O Box addy or something, I know I feel helpless as do others!!

Sarah said...

Hey sweetie!

I'm just catching up on your blog and didn't realize you were in the hospital!! I hope things are ok today and that you are doing well. I see you are being given some more freedoms which must feel really good. I continue to send prayers to you and Peter and the babies.

Love Sarah