Just thought I would pop in and give you a little update on whats going on with me and the babies!
This might be a little t.m.i. You have been warned!
This weekend I definitely started feeling like things were happening.
I woke up on Saturday with contractions, a lot of discharge, and a lot of pain down south. I just laid down all day and Nick was super dad. That night I talked to my mom and told her ( I had been somewhat avoiding her because I knew how much she worries and I didn't want to freak her out for no reason. ) She of course was worried and wanted me to call the doctor just to check in. I on the other hand didn't want to be "that girl" who overreacts. So I said I would wait until Sunday to see how I felt.
I then talked to my friend Megan who had both of her babies early and had been through all of this before. She was really sweet and supportive. She recommended that I chug a lot of water and change my position to see if the contractions lesson or decrease. If this didn't help she suggested I go to the hospital triage to get checked out- just to be safe. The water and movement change totally helped.
Sunday my parents came and took Reagan for the day. I spent the whole day on the couch watching movies and nodding on and off. It was crazy to be childless for the whole day! I was so appreciative for my wonderful parents.
Monday I had my scheduled doctor appointment.
My older sister Jocelyn came to watch Reagan and my niece Charlotte so my mom could come with me to the doctor to take notes, etc. So appreciative for Joc and Mom!
Turns out I am 1 1/2 cm dilated and I have lost my mucus plug. She took a fetal fibronectin test and told me that she would send it out right away. This test is a great predictor when negative. If it comes back negative, the mom will 99% not go into labor within the next 2 weeks. If it comes back positive, its not as good as a predictor. I guess like 1/6 women actually go into labor within the next two weeks. Next I was hooked up to the machines that monitored the babies heart beats and contractions for about 20 minutes. The doctor was happy with the results and told me to go home and be on "modified bed-rest". Basically she wants me staying in bed or on the couch for most of the time, but I am allowed to go to my baby showers and hair appointment, etc. (I did cancel my massage though- boo.) She said she would call my cell phone with the test results when she got them. If they came back positive I would have to start getting steroid shots to help the babies lungs get ready for delivery and most likely would be put in the hospital for monitoring.
The test came back negative!
Thank the Lord.
So if I can keep up the modified bed rest and not over-doing it, I am baby free for 2 weeks! The closer we can get these babies to 34-36 weeks the better. (I'm 30 1/2 weeks right now).
My mom is back to watching Reagan and my niece Charlotte all day on Mondays and Tuesdays and Rea Rea is back to school on Wednesdays-Friday. So this will definitely help me to stay off my feet. I've been catching up on my dvr and reading my twin books.
My sweet Aunt Pat just sent me this book.
It's interesting to read a twin book written from a mom's perspective (not a doctor's)
My mom got me this book and it has come in handy especially this last weekend!
I'm off to email the Mothers of Multiple Club Librarian to pick up some more books. ( I got a great list of recommended books from a fellow twin-mom blogger! ) I really need to start reading about getting them to sleep and how to feed both babies. That is starting to worry me big time, since they might be here sooner than I though!