Happy Halloween everyone!
In Chapel Hill, it is better known as “Heel-O-Ween” and well the spooks have been out to haunt us Wolfpack fans! In fact, the spooks came a little early! Yesterday was not a “medically boring day” in the words of my nurses and doctors. During my morning monitoring session yesterday, Leah’s heart rate dropped and raised significantly. Alarmed and concerned, we were rushed to the fourth floor (Labor and Delivery) with the strong possibility of having to deliver the girls. For those that do not understand the risks with mono-amniotic twins, our biggest risk is for the girls’ cords to entangle. While monitoring, the nurses and doctors look for decelerations in the girls’ heart rates that could possibly be the result of cord entanglement. This is what happened yesterday. Our spook.
This all happened around 10:45 yesterday morning. Let me be the first to tell you the power of prayer works. The girls’ cords were tangled, but miraculously untangled themselves. Praise be to God! We are praying to bake these babies to 32 weeks, but like my last post– we can’t plan our days. Every single day is a new adventure. With mono-amniotic twins, it is not only day by day but minute by minute. Yesterday I remained on the monitor for 20 hours until this morning around 7 o’clock, and was also given magnesium from 11 am to 11 pm last night. The magnesium is difficult for me because I am not able to eat and rest well. And when you tell a pregnant mama of twins she can’t eat, the spooks get even spookier. Andrew and I stayed on the labor and delivery floor last night while I was being monitored, but thankfully I was able to move back to my “home” on the third floor today! By the power of a lot of prayer, the girls “behaved” themselves through the night and we’ve had a medically boring day today. We have had an ultrasound and two monitoring sessions today, and every one has been great! Through the past three days of excitement and urgency with our little ones, I have realized Andrew and I definitely have “one of each”. Amelia is like her Daddy- laid back, cooperative, and flexible. Leah is like her Mama- a go getter and busy body!
Andrew and I are so appreciative for all of the love, support, and prayers we have received. Your prayers give us peace. With the reality of how our journey can be with our unique, mono-amniotic girls we know the Lord is sovereign and He has our girls in the palm of His hand. We are thankful for all of our prayer warriors, family, and friends who have been praying and supporting alongside of us in this “yo yo- mo mo” journey. Mama, my MIL (Mrs. Kathy), and I decorated my room today with positivity and encouraging scripture! This is one verse that has spoken to Andrew and I over the past couple of days. “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in You.” Isaiah 26:3
We ask that you continue to pray for our family and the girls in the days ahead. Pray for the “medically boring days” and bake-able babies! Heel-O-Ween is almost over, and this Wolfpack family hopes the spooks will be left on Franklin Street tonight!
Trusting in Him alone who gives us PEACE,
Mary Kate and Andrew