Sunday, November 1, 2009

Weeks 22-25

Ok, so a lot has happened the last few weeks. We went to the Perinatalogist,Dr. C, and she was REALLY sweet. I was told to eat more often and to reduce my activity amongst other things. She was very supportive and had a great attitude. I really like her. She told me to read this book on what to expect when you are expecting twins. It kinda scared me but I spoke to my regular OB and reassured me that my weight gain was fine and that the babies were perfectly healthy for their gestational age. =)

Last Thursday (10/22) I started feeling some weird pains in my lower abdomen. Nothing timeable or even that painful just these weird sensations. The next day (the 23rd) I had my 24 week ultrasound. We went to the U/S and low and behold I was going into pre-term labor!!! My cervix was shortening and I was dilated to 1 cm! The doc was worried so he sent us to the hospital. When they put me on the monitor I had a few contractions. I was in the hospital for 8 days. I finally came home yesterday around 3:30 pm. I am now on meds to prevent more contractions and on a home contraction monitor. Fun stuff! I am also on modified bedrest which mean I can only walk very short distances and have to spend the majority of my time sitting or laying down. It's kinda boring but the perks are that everything I want is brought to me and most importantly, my babies are safe inside my womb instead of in the NICU. The docs at the hospital said that every day that I stay pregnant, the chances of the babies being born with disabilities goes down 1-2%.

Next week is the only week in November that we won't have any appointments to go to. The following week we have a follow up with Dr.C, our pediatrician interview, another u/s and a baby care class!! This month is going to fly by especially with Thanksgiving around the corner.

My belly is growing everyday! It is so cool to see the babies kick from the outside! DH even got to feel them kick while I was in the hospital. The expression on his face when he felt them was priceless!!! now he wants to feel it all the time! LOL He is so cute. =)

Well, that is all for now. Hope everyone had a great Halloween yesterday and have a wonderful week!


Shannon said...

Im glad you made it through the past few weeks, its been crazy for you but you've been such a trooper!

And to the girls- quit scaring Mommy and stay put for many weeks to come, we want you to grow :)

Angie said...

Oh Erica, I am so sorry you had to go through that. I am glad to hear that things have calmed down for now. Take care of yourself and those precious little babies.

Scullyhoyy said...

Keep up the good work Erica! Love ya!

flojat said...

I'm super happy you still have two inside babies! It sounds like you're taking great care of them.

Megan said...

OMG so happy to hear that all is going well again. Those girls are going to get themselves grounded upon birth! Keep up the wonderful baby growing and hang in there! This next part feels like it goes FAST.