Monday, February 25, 2008

Quick Update

Everything's been pretty quiet. On Saturday we ended up going to visit some friends and their 1-week old baby. I just laid on their couch, so it was pretty much just like being at home. All was well there until about 6:00 while we were playing Super Scrab.ble. (Love it!) Because I was sitting upright, gravity caused more of the clunking on my cervix, and soon enough I had a mad bout of contractions. They were coming fast and furious and were damn scary. I popped some terb and we hightailed it home. It took a while, but eventually they stopped. I called L&D anyway, and the nurse was so reassuring. She said that passing the f.fn was huge, and that I will be contracting a lot and should get used to it, and she ok'd me to take some terb before bed, even though my doc told me to take it with contractions. She also said NOT to take it if my pulse was over 110, which NO ONE else had told me, so that was certainly good information!

Since then, I've been ok. I did absolutely nothing yesterday except drink water and pee. We decided to skip our Newborn Care class just to be on the safe side. I'm at work today and so far things have been fine. No contractions (that I can feel, anyway). I was worried that sitting up at my desk would bring on more of the cervix stomping, but it's been very mild so far.

So, for now, a sigh of relief. I was convinced that I would show up to work and start contracting like crazy and then be doomed to my bed for the next 10 weeks. I know I could do it, and would do it for the sake of the W0nder Twins, but I'm sure it it goes without saying that I REALLY don't want to.

9 comments:

Diana said...

We don't want you in bed for the next 10 weeks either!!! Agh, that would be so hard!!! I hope these contractions stop!!

Ms. Planner said...

Wow E. Sorry to miss all of the Wonder Twin drama over the past couple of days. I hope the talking to you gave them stopped the antics. I hope that things settle down and am glad you took it easy over the weekend.

Fertilize Me said...

WOW - go super mom - SO glad things are better today for you! I know that was a scary time for you

Sticky Bun said...

Glad that things are looking better. Hopefully you'll be able to dodge the bed rest bullet by taking it easy. (For what it's worth, I'm a big believer in taking it E-A-S-Y. Try to stay off your feet, take hubby up on every favor he's willing to do, and stay away from those SF hills.

And keep talking some sense into those wonder twins. :-)

hang in there!

Geohde said...

Here's hoping the WT's saty in utero and behave themselves with regards to your cervix for a good while yet,

J

Baby Step said...

Ack, take care!

Gemini Girl said...

try to take it easy. Even a small trip out of the house can bring on the contractions. just think , in a few mre weeks the babies will be here!

Courtney said...

Stay away contractions!!! I hope the meds do the trick so that you can be up and around for the remainder of this pregnancy. :)

Shelby said...

Yikes! It's so scary when you start having contractions early like that! Here's to hoping the Terb helps to keep them, and bedrest, away! Take care! I'm thinking of you and the wonder twins.