So we're at the hospital...
Last night I had a really hard time sleeping, I wasn't sure if I was having contractions. My back was really hurting, and that really worried me since that was one big symptom I had two years ago with Jonathan. But no bleeding, leaking fluid, so I wasn't sure what was going on. I just didn't know if it was all in my head, and all of these feelings were normal at 27 weeks with twins.
By four, I was out in the living room, trying to get comfy, and Justin came out. He was obviously worried, saw that i was worried, and was the smart one and said, "Let's go. It will at least put your mind at ease." So we went off to the hospital at 5:45, and they were able to hook me up to the monitors right away and see that my stinking uterus was indeed having some contractions and uterine irritations. The boys' heartbeats looked and sounded great, though. They contacted my high risk doctor, and he came by around 1:30. He did an ultrasound, and my cervix and TAC are long, closed, and holding well. The boys look great, but his big concern is that with a TAC, contractions that don't stop and only get worse could lead to a ruptured uterus. Not a good thing at all, but he doesn't think my contractions are that strong yet. He just wants them to stop.
So...I'm laying here in a hospital bed, with a 48 hour magnesium sulfate drip to try to stop the contractions. He also, as a precaution, is giving me 2 steroid shots to help mature their lungs, just in case they have to be delivered early. We are praying that the mag will do the trick, and the boys will stay cozy and warm and grow for many more weeks! The doctor said even making it to 28 weeks (5 days from now) makes a huge difference. But that is still too early in this Mommy's mind.
Would you please lift us all up in prayer? Pray that the contractions stop. Pray that the boys are able to stay inside for many more weeks. Pray for Justin and I to be strong through this hurdle...this kind of Deja vu isn't fun. :-( Praise God that we have amazing doctors, amazing care, and a great NICU nearby, should we need it!
And it looks like I made it to bed rest! Maybe here in the hospital, or maybe at home. I'll do whatever it takes to give these boys the most time they need to develop! But if anyone has any good ideas or tips for bed rest activities, send them my way! :-)