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Friday, December 7, 2007

Another Milestone

30 weeks

We have made it to 30 weeks with these little boys. A lot has been going on. I was in the hospital for about 5 days on magnesium sulfate then discharged with a breathine pump. Then went back to the hospital that night with more contractions and about 2a.m. we got to go home and have been home since. What is a breathine pump???? Well, it is an IV in my leg that continually gives me medicine. Does it work???? Well, sometimes! The catch is that I also have a home monitoring system that I use twice a day to see how many contractions I am having and then it gets sent off and I get a phone call from a home health care system and they tell me if I failed or passed. I pass if I have less than 8 contractions an hour.... that happens some but sometimes I fail and i have to get an extra dose of medicine and do the monitoring again. I love being home but not knowing if they will call and tell me to go to the hospital is always a worry of mine. I am so ready for these boys to be born. I am sore, tired, BIG, frustrated.... I know they need to stay in as long as possible and I will not do anything to endanger that but I AM READY!!!!!

I have doc appointments this coming Wednesday so hopefully they will go well!!!!


Jenny B said...

I completely understand that feeling. :) And everyone tells you, "well it's best for them to stay in as long as they can" and you know that, but you are miserable and being put on drugs that make you feel like you have the flu and getting poked and prodded all the time and it's stressful b/c you don't know if you will have to go back to get poked and prodded. Don't feel guilty about that feeling of being ready to see them. I think, just like women who can actually make it to full term, it is a sign that God is preparing you for them to be here soon. I started feeling that way about 4 weeks before she was born. I don't want to call you and make you have more contractions, but call if you want to commerserate, or need some company. Talk to you soon.

Mandy said...

I'm praying that they will stay as long as they need to!

The Sanders House said...

hang in there! you are almost there!!
i hope that you don't have to go back to the hospital. not so much fun.

kdurec said...

I am so glad to hear that you are home and still hanging in there! I am continuing to pray for you as I'm sure you are so ready to be done being pregnant. You are doing a great job keeping those boys in for as long as you can! I have so much respect for you Court, especially as I consider how hard it must be to be on bedrest! Keep it up!

Shae said...

You're doing great, Courtney! :)

I love you and miss you and am praying for you!

Becky Kiser said...

i'm glad you made it this far!!

we want pictures!!! :)

Adam & Andrew said...

Congrats on 30 weeks, that's AWESOME!!! Hang in there girl, it's rough but every day you make it now will be a few less days you'll have to leave them behind in the NICU. You are doing a great job!!

Allison said...

Congrats on making it to another major milestone!!! You are one tough mama. I would have gone nuts on bedrest. Can't wait to see pictures of those tiny newborns-- well, in a few weeks at least!