Friday, July 9, 2010

Finally!!!!!!!!

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!


6 comments:

Sommer said...

Finally an update!!! Keep em coming =)I'm so glad things are calming down for you, I have to admit I've been pretty worried this week about it and I've been having Ben update me. Hang in there, I'm glad you ahve your parents there with you, they make everyhting better when it comes to things like this.

LINDA said...

Finally, Maggie and I were just checking to see new background,lol, and we were surprised to actually see a post, yehawwwww:)

LINDA said...

and by the way, I like the new background:)

Shawn and Krystal said...

poor thing!! I was shocked when Hilary and Eric told us the news. We've been praying for you guys! I am SO glad you get to go home! I will have to come by for a visit soon! take it easy!

Caitlin said...

You poor thing! I HATE magnesium sulfate! That is so NASTY stuff. I had to be on that with my first pregnancy at 31 weeks also, but she stayed put until 38 weeks. Hang in there. I know bed rest is not fun, but it is worth it. Trust me, you do not want those sweet angel babies coming any earlier than they have to. I'm sure you've had a blessing already, but it probably wouldn't hurt to get another one. I will be praying for a safe, and hopefully closer to full term delivery for you. Congradulations! You both will be wonderful parents

Cheri said...

So sorry about all the problems you've had and the torture! SO EXCITED about a little Ryan and Alyssa soon to arrive! Your kiddos are going to be the CUTEST ever! :)
Good luck with all that is going on. :) We are SO excited for you and praying for you... Little Juliette remembers you both in her prayers every night. RyanandAlyssa is one word though... ha ha ha...