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Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Went and saw Dr. A today and got good and not so good news!!!
Good news- boys are great. Brandon weights 2 pounds 9 ounces and is only two days behind me (he is 28w3d and I am 28w5d). John is 3 pounds 4 ounces and he is a week ahead of me. So the boys are looking good!
As for me, I am having more and more contractions. Dr. A decided to up my procrdia from 10mg to 20mg to see if that can tame down thw contractions and if not I am pretty sure I will go into the hospital. I start the 20 mg today at noon and then I am to monitor myself for a couple of hours and if the contractions don't slow down I have to go get monitored again. Dr. A did mention magniesum sulfate (sp)... so who knows what is really going to happen. My cervix is also changing from the inside. So Dr. A looked pretty concerned! Will keep you all updated as soon as I know anything!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

28 weeks

We made it to our first milestone... 28 weeks! Even though we are 12 weeks out from our due date Brian and I are relieved to be here. Now our goal is to make it two more weeks. We are only looking two weeks in the future at a time. In other news, I gained 3 pounds so I am up to 30 pounds in 28 weeks.... not too bad! We saw Dr. T on Wednesday and much of the same, cervix is still short but not dialating so I am still on bed rest at home. We had a bit of a scare Saturday night, I started having 7-8 contractions an hour and had to go to L&D at the hospital. I of course had to get monitored and saw that I was indeed having contractions so they gave me a shot of trabutiline (sp) and kept me over night to make sure the contractions were not changing my cervix. Sunday morning my cervix still had not changed so they sent me home. The boys are having no problems with the contractions which is great!!!! I see Dr. A (perineonatologist) Wednesday so we will see if the contractions are changing my cervix from the inside out (which is what I am more afraid of). The funny part of this whole thing is the nurse gave me two ambien (sp) for sleeping and I SWEAR I got drunk off of them. I was seeing triple, things were flying around the room and the blinds on the window were changing colors. I even almost threw up. It was soooo weird and I never want to go through that again. Anyhow, I am home again just waiting to either go back to the hospital to stay or for delivery of the boys... Please keep Brian, the boys and myself in your prayers.

Friday, November 16, 2007

3rd Trimester- 27 weeks

and I am still pregnant! YIPPIE.....
I had both my doctor appointments this past Wednesday and did not get any bad news. My cervix is still short, a 2 but is not dialating :-) and the boys are both a little over 2 pounds which made me feel great. The peri said they are doing great but I do not need to get lax over the holidays as most pregnant women on bed rest do. She said I need to keep the boys in AT LEAST 4 more weeks. My Ob seems very happy that nothing has changed and said "do what you are doing". So I am at hom on bed rest but thats ok. The weeks go by fast but the weekends drag along, weird huh...
My mom and mother-in-law have been great coming to stay with me and doing anything and everything I ask. Brian has been AWESOME, he just tries to be supportive and understanding and tell me how much he loves me and how great I am doing.
I found out yesterday that my last day of work was November 1st which was so weird to hear. I feel like I still work at the church and kind of don't want to let it go. My friends are there and basically my life during the week. I miss it!
Anyways, I am 27 weeks today and in the 3rd trimester. Such a great feeling to know but waiting til 28 weeks to celebrate our first milestone. Once we get to 28 weeks every two weeks we will celebrate a milestone and it won't be too long till we meet the boys. We are so excited yet the unknown is so scary but we know that God is in control and we have all our faith and trust in that He knows what is best.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

26 weeks

and at home!!! Yep, you heard that right, I got released from the hospital on thursday afternoon. I am still on medicine (procardia and breathine) but only having about 1-3 contractions an hour which is great for me since I was having about 6 an hour. So I am on bed rest but can take a shower and use the rest room. Other than that they would like me on my sides or reclining being tilited to one side. It's like a catch twenty-two. I really wanted out of the hospital but once I was released I wanted to stay because I know I am safest there. Here at home I am comfortable but scared something might happen. I have realized that I get more contractions if I am stressed, excited, upset, hyper, talking to much or just not relaxed so I am trying my HARDEST to just relax and take it easy as possible. That might mean I don't answer a phone call or ask for visitors but know that you are all on my mind and I love you all and thank you so much for all the prayers, emails and calls.
I go see both my docs on Wednesday so we should know more then. We will see the boys that day too that day so we will know how much they will weigh and see if my cervix is holding out. Lets all just pray they don't send me back to the hospital that day....
Please be praying for the boys to grow grow grow and that my contractions are not causing cervical changes!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

in the hospital

for how long i dont know.
came in monday to get monitored again and of course i was having constant contractions. dr. thompson wanted me to stay for over night observation and monitoring. they gave me three shots of brethine (sp?)--very small doses to start with and got me on some blood pressure medicine (procartia-- sp?) over night had some good and bad monitoring so today (tuesday nov. 6) they started me on brethine pills and have am staying on the procartia and it seems to be helping. i also got my first steriod shot for the babies lungs, just as a precation. i am staying over night again to wait for my next steriod shot (they do it in 24 hour incriments). i also am going to monitored one more time today to see whats going on. the boys are doing wonderful so i just need to keep them in as long as possible. i dont know if i will be going home tomorrow or staying, i am praying i get to sleep in my own bed tomorrow but i just cant tell yet. just wanted to let you all know whats going on!!!
much love

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Bed Rest

It has happened.... COMPLETE bed rest. My cervix has gone from 3.5 to a 2. So they decided to put me on complete bed rest on either of my sides.... no back laying! This has been a huge challenge. My back hurts all the time when I am on my side and I love being on my back! I go see the doc Monday so I will talk to her about reclining.
More news and drama....
Friday, my doc called and asked me to get some testing done. They wanted to make sure I was not having contractions I was not feeling. Got to the hospital and once hooked up to some monitors we got the answer. The boys are doing so well. playing with one another, they couldn't even keep the heartbeats because they were moving so much... isn't that great!!!! BUT, I am indeed having contractions. I was having them pretty often actually and had to be monitored alittle longer. Dr. T decided that I needed some medicine to relax my uterus to see if the contractions would decrease. I took ventolin (asthma medicine) and about 30 minuyes later the contractions were gone. I finally got released and have to take this medicine every 6 hours and be on complete bed rest till other wise told. I am 25 weeks and 2 days today and really want to make it to 30 weeks, would LOVE to make it to 34 weeks.
Please be praying for the contractions to stop, for the boys to get fat and healthy enough to be delivered when needed and that I can handle bed rest!!!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Sinking in

Well yesterdays news is now sinking in and starting to scare me. I realized I do more than I thought I did at work. I got up more than 5 times yesterday to do things and if I am not up and around then I am trying to get comfortable in my chair and rolling around my office and not relaxed at all. I don't want to hurt the chances of keeping the boys "baking" as long as possible and I am wondering what to do. I know bed rest is not fun but I would rather do that then have to go in the hospital. I know I don't have another appointment till Wednesday with Dr. T but till then what do I do? I know things can change so fast that all I really want to do is be home in bed and rest. I just want to create the best enviroment for the boys so when they do come to be with us they are as healthy as can be. I am tired and uncomfortable and ready to be home. Getting up is such a chore these days, with trying to get out of bed, not sleeping well, driving and just being in an office setting just really drains me. I wish I could see Dr. T asap to figure out what we can do to make things better. I have a call into Dr. A about my report from yesterday and when she will send it to Dr. T so we can discuss it. I hope to get a call back soon but the message said it could be two days.... which of course means monday!

The good news in all this is that I have figured out that I can do most of my job from home on a laptop until they find a replacement. My boss is cool with that too but when that might go in effect.... who knows.....