Monday, October 13, 2008

More Baby News

Me at 34 weeks gestation. So, now for the news. At 3:30 am Sunday morning, I woke up to contractions. Oh dear, they can't come yet! So I chugged my water and kept quiet in hopes they would go away on their own. They got pretty regular and close together, but then seemed to subside. And then they came back. And then seemed to subside for a time. This went on all the rest of the night. And all morning, until noon when Ryan took me to the hospital. I really didn't want to go, for I know what happens. I was monitored for about a half hour and then given a shot of terbutaline. For those of you who don't know what that is, it feels like ANXIETY. Your pulse races, your hands shake, etc. Fight or Flight, they told me. However, as a response to that, my body relaxes the "smooth muscles," and the uterus happens to be one of those. The contractions stopped being regular, so I got to go home after about 3 and 1/2 hours. However, I did start to dilate, so I got a prescription for the same medicine in pill form and the ULTIMATUM: No sweeping, laundry, physical playing with kids, etc. etc. No nothing. I can sit and feel jittery with my wonderful medication. Ugh. Dr. M quipped that this medicine seems to have a low incidence of abuse. Duh. Why anyone would chose to feel like this, I haven't the foggiest idea.


Cailean said...

No sweeping or laundry!!! That doesn't sound so bad :) I'm so glad you're okay and your babies can stay in there a little longer!! How exciting. Your body is getting ready!

The A Team Mom said...

Hi Danae! Do you need anything?! How much longer until it is safe to deliver? I noted the Bishop was gone and wondered if he was with you guys!


Becky said...

Ugh- that last little bit is the hardest. Hang in there!

Dedra said...


It is so good to hear from you. You look great (even with being so pregnant). Congrats on the twins and your cute little girls. I think you had Emma the last time I saw you (which was at my reception i think). I'm so excited to keep in touch with you now. Where are you guys at? We're in Utah.