Thursday, October 30, 2008

30 Weeks Today

Another week bites the dust!!!

Today marks the 30th week of our pregnancy and exactly 9 weeks that April has been in the hospital on bed rest. It is hard to imagine that April has spent the last two calendar months in the hospital without stepping foot outside. When the time comes for April to leave the hospital, I am sure that she is going to enjoy the cool air and the sun in her face more than anyone I know because to some degree we all take it for granted on a daily basis.

I am getting used to sharing the bed with only Tyson (our cat) but miss having my wife by my side and waking up to her every morning. April's attitude and perseverance has been amazing over these past 9 weeks and I know she will continue to do whatever is needed to ensure the birth of two healthy babies but I am looking forward to having her at home again.

In addition to today marking our 30th week, we also had our weekly sonogram which consists of the following:

A doppler sonogram which checks the blood flow from the placentas to the babies.

A Bio-Physical Profile (BPP) which checks breathing, tone, movement and fluid of the babies.

Today's doppler was the same as the past few weeks with Patrick still having restricted blood flow and Savannah doing great as usual. The BPP was perfect with both Patrick and Savannah scoring an 8 out of 8. The doctor was pleased with the movement of both Patrick and Savannah and we are looking forward to our growth sonogram which will take place next week (31 weeks)

April also received her second and final dose of steroids to help mature the babies lungs. This does of steroids is given with two shots 24 hours apart. She received a shot today around 2:00 PM and will receive her final shot tomorrow around 2:00 PM.

Moving forward, the doctors want to watch the babies very closely so they will be performing a doppler sonogram and a BPP every Monday and Thursday.

Tomorrow is Halloween so Happy Halloween to all you ghost and goblins out there.

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