Well I had quite a scare this past Saturday. Around 11:00 a.m. I started having some pretty intense contractions. They started out pretty regular but spaced out to about 8 min apart. As the day went on they got stronger, more painful, and closer together. I made sure I drank a ton of water and I went in my room to lay on my left side. Well about 4:00 they were pretty intense and laying down did nothing. I called the nurse line for my DR office and the on call DR advised me to go straight to L & D. Once I got there they hooked me up to the machines and saw I was having regular contractions every 3 min. They gave me an IV with fluids and checked my cervix, I was dilated to a one, which was new bc I have been very “closed and tight” according to my DR. They informed me I would be getting steroids to help develop the babies lungs in case of delivery. Ok, this is when the waterworks start. I was terrified of delivery especially since I know if delivered at my hospital before 34 weeks they can’t stay there, they have to be moved to a level 3 NICU hospital. The nurse assured me that if I wasn’t progressing too fast they would be able to transport me either via ambulance or helicopter to a level 3 NICU hospital to deliver. OK, I felt somewhat better. I got the steroid shot. They checked me a few times and regardless of the fact that the contractions were getting stronger, my cervix was doing nothing. I got a an FFN, which was negative. They gave me Stadol for pain and Zofran for nausea. The Stadol put me on my ass. I was instantly relaxed, and the pain was gone. Still felt the pressure of the contractions but no pain. After laying there for a while doped up on that crazy med they decided to give me Procardia to stop the contractions, along with two ambien so I could sleep once I got home and then they sent me on my way. I got home and was a total wack job. My hubby recorded me because I was in another world. I have never taken Ambien or Stadol and apparently it made me a completely different person. YIKES. The next day (yesterday) I woke up feeling like I had a hangover but with no contractions or pain. Last night I had to go back and get my second dose of steroids. So yay, success that all has stopped and we are back in business for our goal of cooking these babies for hopefully 4 more weeks.
In another news, today I had my 33 week appt. (I am 32 weeks 6 days today) and all looked GREAT! This was the start of weekly Biophysical Profile ultrasounds. Both babies have to score an 8, and they both passed with flying colors! They look to see if they can breath on their own, which they did and it was SO cool to watch. Then they look at their heart rates, count their movements, check amniotic fluid level, check to see if their stomach is full with amniotic fluid, and that their bladder is also. She checked a couple other things too, and all looked great!!! So I am very relieved. My baby girl is now head down like her brother but not completely because he is blocking her, obviously because he is the way. I figured she must have changed positions because I didn’t have as much pressure in my ribs and the movements felt different. It is definitely getting harder to make out their features because it’s getting so crowded in there but I was able to make out a few things and they both just look so cute. I cannot wait to meet them!
Ok, that’s all for now. I will update later in the week for my 33 weeks. 🙂