I'll be 35 weeks tomorrow and I only need to make it one more week! Dane and Maci are definitely ready to get out! On Saturday around 4 pm I started having contractions every minute to minute and a half and they lasted 50-55 seconds. So after an hour of having contractions Ryan called my doctor and he told us to go to labor and delivery to be monitored, something I'm very use to by now. When we made it there they set me up in triage, got the babies on the monitor, gave me iv fluids, and a shot to try and stop the contractions. The shot helped for a little but then the contractions came back and then they wanted to give me another shot but I told them I didn't want one because it made me feel really sick. So they just told me to take my nifedipine, which I've been taking 4 times a day since I was first admitted to the hospital at 31 weeks, which helps stop my contractions. Then they wheeled me to labor and delivery to monitor even longer to see if my contractions would stop, they gradually became smaller and smaller and finally let me go after 4 hours of being there. I'm pretty much sick of the hospital and the only time I want to go back is to actually have the babies without them trying to stop it! I'm glad I've made it this far but both me and Ryan are ready to see our little Maci and Dane:) Hopefully my next post will be tons of cute pictures of our little munchkins:)
So it's been way too long I know, but hopefully I can keep up with my blog this time. Lots of things have happened over the past 17 months and I'm not about to try and play catch up. If I did it would probably end up being another year or so till you hear from me, lol:) Anyway, the most exciting news that's happened to Ryan and I is that we are expecting twins any day now, a little boy and girl! We couldn't be more thrilled and feel so blessed to start our new journey of parenthood together:) Bad news is that last Friday when I went in for a routine 31 week sonogram they checked my cervix and said it was really short so I got admitted to labor and delivery. Apparently I was in preterm labor and didn't even know it and by 4:30 that day I was hooked up to monitors and was given magnesium through an iv. My doctor thought I was going to deliver anytime and was trying to stop it. I was given a steroid shot at the beginning of my magnesium treatment. The next 48 hours were torture, I wasn't allowed to drink or eat anything but ice chips and I basically couldn't move b/c I had so many wires coming out from everywhere! My parents flew in on the quickest flight they could get and I was so relieved when they got there and just broke down. My doctor was able to stop my labor and saturday night I got my second steroid shot. Sunday morning they started weaning me off magnesium, thank goodness, that stuff makes you feel like crap! Sunday afternoon I was relieved when they started unwiring me, I felt free and then they wheeled me to my new room where I've been for the past week. I was finally allowed to eat and get up to go to the bathroom and take a quick shower:) If it weren't for my family and amazing husband I would have been a complete disaster! Family is the best and I love mine soooo much, I'm so lucky:) Today I got the wonderful news that I get to go home, on bedrest of course, but I get to go HOME!!!! I can't wait:) I'll post some pics soon!