I'm 28 weeks today. In pregnancies past this day would come and go barely noticed, but today was different. Today I ended up in L&D (Labor & Delivery) for the entire morning and part of the afternoon.
Let me back up, last night I started feeling poorly and by the time Colin got home at about 6:30 I was contracting A LOT! I immediately went and got into bed, drank some extra water and rested. The contractions subsided, but didn't completely go away, but I felt comfortable enough to go to sleep so I did.
When I woke up this morning the contractions were still there, so I decided to call my OB. He immediately sent me to L&D for monitoring. On a side note, when my OB decided that I should go to L&D, I just happened to have Russell with me. I was taking him to therapy, so he got to skip therapy and school today and get a different kind of education, bless his heart. He watched the nurse poke, prod and examine me, I think he was scared because he was sooooo happy to see my Dad when he came to pick up him up. Anyway, the nurse started telling me that I was having 40 second contractions, of low intensity every 2 - 3 minutes. Then she bombarded me with info about the babies lungs, steroid shots, c-sections, and even mentioned having the babies today. I WAS SCARED! Thankfully my friend Becky came and sat with me until Colin could get there, otherwise I might have melted down right then.
As it turns out, I have an irritable uterus, which is no surprise, it was irritable with Bethany too. I was a bit dehydrated, and once I got fluids in me, the contractions settled down. So they sent me home to rest, and resting I am. I don't want to meet these babies until the end of March, they still have lots of cooking to do. So here I am again, asking for your prayers. Will you please pray for the health and safety of our babies and that they will stay put for another 10 weeks?
Thank you friends! I love you all!!