Saturday, July 31, 2010

Phew!

At long last, I have started my maternity leave! I worked full time through week 36, which left me absolutely exhausted. At the end of the day, I had no energy left to comment on blogs, let alone post to my own. I do NOT recommend working that long if you're pregnant with twins. My last week on the job was particularly tough, because so many of my co-workers called out sick or took vacation time and I was left to pick up the slack. I also had to try to wrap up all of the loose ends relating to my job, and attempt to train people to cover for me while I am away. Not fun my friends, not fun at all.

I think the stress of that final week at work is part of what led me to have a high blood pressure reading at my OB checkup. Upon getting the high reading, the nurse instructed me to lay on my left side, and then she scurried off to get the doctor. So I did my best to lay on my left side on the uncomfortable, inclined exam table for about 15 minutes. I was freaking out. I was afraid I'd be sent off for a c-section that afternoon. There was no way my blood pressure was going to go down in 15 minutes. Sure enough, it was still elevated when the doctor came in, so I was sent off to the hospital for monitoring. Fortunately, my blood pressure went back to normal when I was at the hospital and all of my bloodwork came back normal. Dodged a major bullet there. You can bet I've been behaving myself after that. I've spent the past few days chilling on the couch watching TV with the dogs, drinking as much water as I can.

I still can't believe these babies will be here so soon. Looking at my ticker freaks me out. Even freakier? Looking at my blogroll and realizing that I'm the next to go!

13 comments:

H2 said...

Wow 37wks with twins. Congratulations on making it so far. :) Relax while you can.

Alicia said...

I have been reading your blog for a year or so, and I am so happy that you are having the babies soon! And carrying twins AND working AND staying pregnant so long = rockstar mommy!

Growing up Clangley said...

WOW! and yes you are next! cant wait to hear how everything goes! im sure it will be a beautiful experience!

J and DZ said...

OMG... You're 37 weeks already!!??? Those babies are coming soooooon!! Congrats!! (: (: (:

nutella said...

I can't believe you were still mobile, let alone working at 36 weeks. Rest up mama, they'll be here soon!

Defining Family said...

Welcome back and congratulations on reaching both your maternity leave and that amazing 37+ week mark. You're truly amazing! Enjoy the TV/pup relaxation time as I'm sure things will be vamping up soon and being fully rested will be your biggest ally. Take care.

P said...

Happy to hear that you can now relax and start to rest some before the babies come.

tbean said...

Wow! So good to hear from you. I was assuming the babies had not arrived yet but got worried with the long silence. Congrats for making it to full term with twins and working to the end. Pretty incredible! I can't believe how soon they will be here.

poppycat said...

I CANNOT believe you worked to 36weeks! How the hell did you do that???

I'm so glad you posted, I was starting to wonder about you. I'm happy to hear you and the babies are still doing great and I just can't wait to meet them. Think you will make it to 38? Shoot me, but I'm hoping these guys will decide to come around 37. I am borderline miserable and ready to get my body back.

Keep us posted on how you are. I can't stand the suspense!

Rachel said...

I'm just glad to get an update! I was afraid you slipped away and had those babies without telling us, lol.
Congrats on being full term with twins, that is no small feat!

Elana said...

Wowee 37 weeks already!!! Better than I did. :-) Can't wait to see the twinnies!!!!!

giggleblue said...

i'm amazed that you worked that long with twins! i worked till two days before i went into labor.

those last few days, i knew that my time was coming!

big ups to you! you are doing this! enjoy the bedrest and they will be there soon!

mama bea, bao in the oven said...

So glad to hear from you, and to hear that you're finally on maternity leave! I still can't believe the gall of your coworkers, but I guess that's all in the past now.
So excited for your impending arrival! Get lots of rest--you deserve a lot of r&r.
Xo