Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tomorrow, our lives will change forever!

Wow...I don't know where to begin, so I will start from the beginning.

I had a doctors appointment on Monday, 2.21.  My BP was up, of course, but after 3 minutes on my left side, it was perfect.  Still no protein in my urine.  I saw Dr. Joyner and he informed us that he had scheduled our C-Section for 3.3.11.  This would be a little over 37 weeks.  He felt that as long as I would take it very easy at home and stay on my left side, all would go well!  We were relieved to finally have a date...something to look forward to!

Well, Monday night when we went home, for the first time I felt like my BP was up.  I have never had high BP, so I don't know what it really feels like, but I felt like I was being tilted on my head.  My face was a little flushed, my head had some pressure and I felt like I was sort of smothering (which a lot of people tell me it is because there is so much baby pushing up on my diaphram).

Anyway, I checked my BP and it was 154/105!!!  I layed immediately on my left side.  10 minutes later, Jayme (who was at my house with my mom) came over and checked it and it was down to a normal BP.  I stayed on my side the rest of the night.  However, every time I checked it after that, it was 150-160/high 90's.  I checked it once during the night and right when I woke up and it was high.  So, I called the doctor to see what I should do and he asked me to come in.

When we got to New Bern, it was 158/94.   Dr. Tinga's theory is that we have played a PERFFECT ballgame and he would really hate to fumbal the ball right here at the buzzer, so he told me to come on and check in the hosptial.  He wanted to see how my BP would do in a controlled environment.

When I got in the hospital, the bottom # was 108!!  Anytime I am up moving around and it gets checked, it is elevated.  As long as I am laying on my side when they check it, it is low.  The culprit:  2 babies pushing on my aorta!! 

They have done multiple protein checks and there has never been any protein in my urine so there is no sign of preeclampsyia which everyone is excited/shocked about.  He can't believe that there has been no protein spill over, but it is very positive!!

Since being in I have had blood work, another BPP, and 2 NST's.  The BPP's are biophysical profiles and that checks the maturity of the babies and placenta.  All looks very good.  The babies received 8/8 on all tests!  We have straight-A students! :)  The NST's are non-stress tests.  They measure heartbeats/movements/contractions for a long period of time. Both of those have looked great!

So, long story short, all is PERFECT!!!  He has said over and over that the second all is NOT perfect, we are down to the OR!

He knows I am miserable, and being the babies are ready, he came in this morning with good news!  Everybody is ready, so he has scheduled us for 8:15am on Friday, 2.25!!!  That is only a few hours from now!!!

WHEW, what a flood of emotions!  I never thought I would feel this way, but I am feeling very emotional today.  I am excited, don't get me wrong, to meet these little girls, but I have no idea what to expect!

Will I know them?  What will they look like?  What will I feel like when I first see them?

We have been Blair and Kari for sooo long now (almost 11 years) and that is about to change drastically!!  That just brings a flood of emotions to me.  I am sure when I hear that first cry, then all of my feelings will change to complete and overwhelming love.

Well, this was a long wordy post, but I wanted to record my feelings.  I have cried several times today (and that is NOT me)...I am blaming it on the ambien I took last night! ha!  But, I slept good, so I will take it again tonight!

I know everyone is so excited!  Next post will be about our little angels!!!!

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

(Ephesians 6:4 ESV)


Kathryn Joy said...

I love reading your blog. Good luck and can't wait to see photos!

Andrea said...

Kari, I am so excited for you! I just said a prayer for you as you are probably in the OR right now. Your lives will definitely change, but every change is a blessing and you will never look back. It is so awesome to hold your babies in your arms. I will continue to pray for you as you recover and for your babies. You and Blair will be so in love with those sweet little girls.

With love, Andrea

leah said...

one of these days you're going to get the chance to update on how life is NOW!!! :) i seriously can't wait to see what you have to say. hope all is well. :)

word verification for this post: sublami. what an awesome word. sublime meets salami. i like it. :)