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    Saw my doc, he's running some tests for anemia, thyroid, etc, since I'm having such an "off day", my blood pressure is a bit off too but cervix is closed, so that's good. Need to take a nap, that's how sick I feel, at least these two babies are doing fine though. He's testing me for a stomach bug & did another fetal fibronectin test. Will know results in a few days. Off to pass out for awhile... he mentioned lots more bed rest.

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    Trust me rest when they tell you to rest!!! I hope you feel better. I started having really bad days periodically when I was about as far along as you. Rest - you can make it to 37...

    They scheduled me for cesarean on Thursday morning. Oh my goodness am I terrified, excited, scared and thrilled at the same time. It is coming so fast!
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    Wow, a date! Don't worry, it's going to be alright. I've had 2 c-sections & here I am again going on my 3rd. It's not ideal, I know, but at 37 weeks Lucas & Olivia will probably need no NICU time and all will be well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyT View Post
    Trust me rest when they tell you to rest!!! I hope you feel better. I started having really bad days periodically when I was about as far along as you. Rest - you can make it to 37...

    They scheduled me for cesarean on Thursday morning. Oh my goodness am I terrified, excited, scared and thrilled at the same time. It is coming so fast!
    You Have a date, yay!!! Congrats. I hope you've been stocking up on diapers because you are going to be going through a ton here shortly!
    Krista and Shane 01-07-11
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    Too funny Krista - I have boxes and boxes of dipers from my shower and friends. I am grateful for that .

    Thanks Jennifer - any last minute advice prepping for my cesarean?
    Danielle
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    One thing I'm doing different this time is asking for anti-gas meds prior to c-section & sneaking in something to help me (TMI) go the next day or so. The last time they were sticklers about it. Sometimes we know our bodies better than the nurses do that is. Oh, make sure to walk around when able, it helps with the healing.

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    Jennifer- I hope that you start feeling better. I agree with the doc on rest. I don't know that it needs to be bedrest, but it definitely needs to be sitting down and relaxing. When I was too active near the end of my pregnancy, I paid for it. I would feel so blah and tired. My stomach also struggled to digest food near the end, so my stomach was upset sometimes. I just tried to eat snacks instead of meals, and that helped.

    Yay for a date for the c-section. My advice is to move around as much as possible. Also, don't let yourself get past your set time to take your pain meds. Stay on top of the pain. Don't try to be tough either. Take the pain meds unless you have a reaction that worries you. With two babies to take care of, you need those meds! I had issues with my tailbone or a nerve in that area (I am not really sure) and it was intensely painful. I could not lay down or sit, which after having surgery, who wants to stand all the time? It made holding and feeding babies extrememly difficult and I was often in tears. I had hoped that I would not have that for the c-section with the twins, but it must have something to do with the operating table or the anesthesia since it happened with both my c-sections. If that does happen to you, please make sure you are provided with adequate pain meds. I struggled with some side effects to my pain meds and my doc finally got a good med for me, as I was being discharged. Thank goodness for that.
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    I agree 100% with the moving as much as possible. Mine was an emergency c-section so I think they were a little rougher with me and my incision seems to be a little longer then other mommies, but I was still able to walk (slowly) to the NICU by the next day. The incision pain does make it harder to nurse because I found the pillow always rested there. I only took the meds a few times (they were actually forcing them on me) because the pain wasn't as bad as I thought it would be and I'm a firm believer in only taking medicine if it is truly needed. Good luck Tomorrow (omg, you'll have two babies by tomorrow or is it next Thursday?). Hang in there, you're so close.
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    Jennifer and all - twins arrived yesterday am and are amazing. I posted detail update on my Sept 2012 board.
    Danielle
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    Yay, I'm heading ther right now to hear details
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