Wednesday, December 29, 2010

happy to be bored: hanging out in L&D

I should have known it was too good to be true.

33 weeks with twins and virtually no problems this pregnancy other than mono in the first trimester.

33 weeeks 2 days and we made our first trip to Labor and Delivery after waking up to mild but very regular contractions every 3-4 minutes. Of course it had to be the middle of the night so we waited for my mom to come stay with the kids and then headed in. I got put in triage and was strapped down with 4 moniters, an iv, and some other random things. I was in labor but theye were able to stop it within 4 hours using medication. Depending on how far I progressed, I will be on bedrest either at home or the hospital until shock and awe come. My fetal fibronectin test came back negative. A positive indicates a high probability that birth will happen in the next 2 weeks, a negative result usually indicates birth is a few weeks off. We are still waiting on several more test results and a visit from an ob (mine is on vacation!) before we can even think about being discharged.

They still may be born in the next couple days, but we were able to get in steroid shots for their lungs and determine that they are both 5 ish pounds which is very good size for 33 weeks. Hopefullly they will stay put to 34 weeks, even better to make it 35 or 36.

We are thankful my mom could come and stay with the kids and that my sister and her family are in town. Moo and Ella Bella are eating up the extra attention and cousin playtime and could care less that mommy is not around. It's a bummer for me because I don't get to see my niece and only briefly see my sister and brother-in-law. I think we all agree that it is a very, very small price to pay to keep shock and awe in a little longer.