I had a Dr.'s appointment today and found out that I am 5 centimeters dilated without having any major contractions. My blood pressure is also high as well as I have some protein in my urine (possible signs of preeclampsia). The doctor did a blood test to see if it really is preeclampsia which I will find the results of soon. The most difficult part of my pregnancy right now is an awful, awful rash I've developed that I've come to figure is PUPPP- something only 1% of pregnant women get although it is more common in twin pregnancies. It is basically like hives that started on my belly and now have spread over the majority of my body. The itching is unbearable at times- especially at night- so I'm not sleeping well. It has really made me think about how to think biblically about it and how to count it all joy- except I don't have a lot of clarity in that. I'm just really thankful it is only for a season and it gives me a lot of compassion for those with chronic pain because I think the thought that it might not ever go away would be hard to handle. The only remedy for it is delivery I hear- so I'm thankful it has only developed to be fairly severe at the end of the line. The doctor is concerned about my blood pressure and the fact that I'm already so dilated so he wants to induce me Wednesday morning if I'm still pregnant. It is exciting to know that their arrival is coming and I'm so thankful to have made it to almost 37 weeks (I would be 37 weeks on Thursday). I am a bit anxious about it all but am excited to dig through the scriptures to find truth to dwell on. I'm so thankful God has given us his Word. Hopefully I can share what I've found- this is something that I kind of should have done a long time ago. Anyway, thanks for reading, for caring, and your prayers. Love you all.
P.S. It seems as though the babies are doing well. Their heart rates were in the 150s today and although their movements are not as frequent they are definitely still moving. I can't wait to meet them!