Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Hospital Stay

Oh I was hoping it wasn't going to come to this until I was indeed ready to deliver. I went to my 31week perinatologist appointment today and everything looked fine on the screen and then I got strapped to the fetal monitor and wow was I having contractions. I couldn't feel them. Apparently since my last week visit, I have been having some braxton hicks contractions pretty regularly...like 4+ an hour. I guess I should have called my doc!

Well the perinatologist told me to head straight over the hospital and check myself in and that I would be there over night. Clark came and has been here ever since. What a sweet heart :) I was hooked up to an IV. I got a steroid shot in my bum so the babies lungs can develop a little quicker. I was still having contractions 2-3 mins apart so they gave me a shot called tribudaline so my muscles including my cervix could relax. The contractions then were about 4-5mins so I got another shot. Finally they started to be about 10 mins apart so I got one more shot. No more shots until tomorrow morning when I get the steroid shot in my bum again. Good thing needles and shots don't bother me too much. I just dont want to be nauseous!


 An OB from my practice came and checked me and my cervix is closed! Good! Stay that way please!!!
 
I just took a pill called procardia. It is used to treat high blood pressure and to control chest pain. It works by relaxing the blood vessels so the heart does not have to pump as hard. It also increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart. It can be used during pre-term labor too.

I FINALLY just ate too. I hadn't eaten since 8:30am...hospital food never sounded so good.

I hope to be able to go home tomorrow around 3:00pm. I'm guessing I will be on bed rest though...Good thing I already had my baby shower and took my maternity pics yesterday!


Now for some GOOD NEWS! Our babies are still head down and the ultra sound tech showed me that they have hair on their head! It was pretty cool too see!

I've never stayed at a hospital over night so good luck to meeeee! Thanks for all those who have showed love and support :) Let's hope they stay in there until 36-37 weeks!

9 comments:

Sara said...

JENNA!! I am freaking out! those two little munchkins better stay in there! all those shots and medications sound very familiar :) You all will be in our prayers. Love you.

Heather said...

i'm so glad to hear things have quieted down after this morning! i'll say a prayer for you tonight and will be anxious to hear that you're home and settled tomorrow. good luck tonight...sleeping in the hospital only stinks b/c they wake you up (what seems like) a million times to check vitals, etc...but maybe they won't do that for you, who knows...
GOOD LUCK!

Juliana said...

Stay in there kiddo's!!! Hope you are feeling alright! I love you! you are in our prayers as well!

Danielle Harris said...

Things were going too smooth! I'm sorry you are having to go through all this but I'm glad you are being well taken care of. I really hope the contractions calm down once you take it easy at home. Get some good movies and books because it is boring!!! Be careful!

Chixon said...

Jenna (and Clark) we're glad things seem to be stabilizing and I hope you can go home tomorrow. We completely understand and empathize. My water broke at 31 weeks but we were able to keep little Des in for 3 more weeks and he was healthy as can be. Bed rest can be awful but every day is seriously so important for your little babies. We know the two of you can handle whatever happens but we hope all will go well! Keeping you in our prayers!

Laura (and Chris) Miller said...

Shots in the bum are no fun- I can only imagine what you've been going through if that has been scaled down to not being anything to fret over! I'm happy to hear your kiddos get to develop a little bit longer!

mican said...

Same thing happen to us at 30 weeks! I started to go into preterm labor so they gave me shots and the blood pressure pills and I was told to rest. After all that Drake still stayed in 9 more weeks!Brett and I laugh because we prayed so hard Drake would stay in there and then the last 3 weeks we were praying he'd come out!So hang in there!!Good luck, we hope things continue to calm down! Now is your time to catch up on movies and get lots of sleep! Just be sure to drink lots of fluids to help your contractions!

Tony said...

Praying for you and the babies. Hope that things settle down.

Austin Family Adventures said...

I hated getting those shots in the BUM! I am so glad your cervix is closed and you are able to eat. I hope that things start to look up and the contractions stop so you can go home. Take it easy girly

 
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