I went in a week ago Friday (37w5d) to have my amnio done to test for lung maturity. While at the Peri's having that done, my OB called to tell me my platelets were low and to go to the hospital for testing. At my Peri's they took my blood pressure (high) and I had started spilling protein.
Three hours later I was being prepped for a C-section. I was so swollen that the anasthesiologist was having trouble finding the pocket for the spinal block. He poked me four or five times, and apparently never hit it because when they made the second incision, I could feel everything. They had to dump a general into my IV line. I still don't know what the med was, but it was awful.
The good news is the babies are perfect. Marlowe Wilson was 6 lbs. 7 oz., and Brigid Lonergan was 6 lbs. 3 oz. No NICU time for either of them, and they mostly roomed in with us at the hospital. They put me on Mag for 24 hours because my pressure was so high but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.
We were there for five days, but we're now home and doing great!
6 months ago