No news is the best kind of news, right? Still hanging out at the Seton Spa and Resort, but am now ensconced in stable antepartum care. I saw my OB this morning and the plan is to evaluate Thursday. I was supposed to have my weekly growth/modified BPP scan today, but the perinatologist shifted it to tomorrow. If that is good, plus I look good on a cervical exam which my OB does on Thursday and I can commit that I can adhere to real bedrest at home, then I will be discharged Thursday. If any of these three conditions are not true, then I stay here.
Right now I'm trying to keep an open mind to either outcome. Being honest, I'd rather be at home. I really think between having Paul and Poppins, I should be able to be a good bedrester (and my mom is here for right now, but she has responsibilities out of town, so trying to plan without relying on her) and this would let me see the boys. And bedrest is much better with dogs than without!
There are nice features of hospital bedrest as well though. In particular, visitors! I think people are more comfortable dropping by the hospital than a house, so I get to see more folks which definitely helps the mood.
I luckily am able to work full-time from either the hospital or the house which I think is crucial to my good spirits. The house is a mile from the office while the hospital is 15 minutes or so, so the house would be a little more convenient to the poor soul whose job includes running me files, but she is a very good sport, so I'm sure she's happy to do either way. I am not having Paul bring my hospital printer up here to get setup in advance of Thursday. If they keep me Thursday, then I'll have him set it up.
It's odd being back in antepartum because I know the nurses and staff so well, but it is a nice familiarity and there is real sanity benefit in getting an NST every day and fetal heart tones every night.
It should be obvious from these last few paragraphs that I have no clear preference between being kept for the duration and being discharged. I think the real truth is I'm on board with whatever the OB and the perinatologist believe is best for the girls. If I could keep them out of the NICU for one week by being in a bed with my head slanted towards for the floor for a month, that would be more than a fair trade. Seriously, it is so much easier to be the patient than to watch your child as the tiny patient. Any hour we can decrease their stay in the NICU by is honestly an hour that's not just better for them, but for our entire family. So, stay put girls.