I never anticipated this. I had been doing so well! I guess my body thought I was doing too much!
Friday started off a normal day. I woke up, made breakfast for and I, went to my yoga class, and was so excited to go to my perinatologist appointment. There, my greatest fear came true... my cervix was funneling and shortened.
The tech always does all the measurements b4 the dr comes in. She always tells me what they are this time she wouldnt. She want the dr to tell me the horrible news. As soon as she put the "dildo cam" in I saw it, the dreaded funneling...
she finished the rest of the babies measurments, and both boys were being very difficult. Baby A measured 3 lbs 4 oz and Baby B measured 2 lbs 12 oz. I was shocked by the differnce. But she reassured me that hey can be off by 8 oz, especially with twins and baby B was very hard to measure today.
Once the dr came in, he didn't look too happy. I asked, "how bad is it?" He asked me if I had been feelng any contraction. I hadn't. I wasn't even sure if I had EVER felt any! He replied, "well I won't send you to the hospital then." At that point I felt like I was dreaming. This isn't happening! I guess my cervix shortened to 1.7 from 4.4 cm, at 1.5 they automatically send u to the hosp.
This weekend C and I were planning on going to San Diego for his cousins wedding and some R &R. I was planning on floating in the pool and we even had a cabana rented for Saturday! All that ws out the window now and I was headed home on STRICT bedrest!
C came home early. I had my feet up on the couch, resting comfortably and drinking lots os H20. I was on the phone with my brother when I noticed my stomach get hard and contorted. A couple min later I had aother one. I hung up with my bro and starting timing them with an app I have on my phone... 2-3 min apart! I knew if I had 6 in an hr I was supposed to go strait to he hospital. I called my doctor. The dr on call called me back and suggested I empty my bladder and wait 30 min. I did. They slowed down to 5- 10 min apart... not stopping!
After much persuasion (c thought I was being a hypochondriac). I had him take me to the hospital. They imediately hooked me up to monitor the babies and contractions. I was contracting 2 min apart again. My doctor ordered the shot to stop the contractions. It was working! I thought I would get the shot and be sent home. Dr. I showed up at the hospital at around 9pm. He wanted me to stay for observation and said the shot only works for two hours! They started me on 10mg of percardia (sp?) and kept me over night. I was over whelmed and too worried to sleep. Yes I had my ocean view room, but I wanted to be any where but there! I had sent C hm so he could get some rest.
I was woken up every 4 hrs to take my meds, 530 am being the one where I couldn't fall asleep again. Long story short, they upped my meds to 20 mg because I was still having about 3 contractions/hr. The dr called and let me go home by noon. I've been resting since and hadn't had ay contractions... til today.
C left for his cousins wedding, my mom came over to take care of me. I had been on the couch resting and out of no where I started contracting every 2-3 min again. My mom suggested I pop another pill a little early and wait 30 min. We did, it worked!
All I can say, is this is very hard! I know some of you have been in this position for weeks and I honestly give you props! This is beyond emotionally hard. I've already cried a few times. You feel so helpless being stuck in one spot. Its really hard for me to ask for help and have people do things for me. I did post on my facebook asking for prayers for my little ones and the response was overwhelming! I know these babies are our gifts from God and he has a plan for them. I trust tha he will continue to protect them no matter if I deliver early. Honestly, given that my uterus was septated and I've had TWO surgeries on it, its been a miracle that I've made it this far without complications, for that I am thankful!
Now,new goals: 32 weeks
PS. Sorry for any typo's, I'm writting this from my phone. I don't have a wireless laptop yet! But I will very soon!