Friday, August 26, 2011

Finally some belly shots

I am still on modified bed rest until Sept 6th and then I go back to my OB and see where we are at.  I am feeling better this week and have some medicine to help the contracting.  Obviously if the medicine doesn't work at any point then I need to call my OB.  I haven't tried it yet because I prefer taking as little medication as possible.  At least now I know how scary preterm contractions can be so I don't freak out as much.
I have been feeling the girls move a lot now and the only time it is uncomfortable is when they kick my bladder!  Tonight they both think it is fun to do it together!  Sometimes it takes my breath away but any chance to feel them is a good time!  Olivia in the past few weeks had decided to get as close to Aria as possible so the right side of my stomach seems bigger then my left and my belly button is never in the middle of my stomach like it use to be.  On a quick ultrasound 2 weeks ago she was pushing herself as far over in Aria's space which resulted in Aria hitting her!  It's cute that they are close.
I was able to get some 24 and a half week belly shots using my 30th birthday present from Nate!  Its a Nikon Coolpix L120!  I love it and takes great photos.  

25 1/2 weeks!


Thursday, August 18, 2011

The most eventful week of this pregnancy so far!

Well after a very eventful weekend the week hasn't gotten much better!  I have had at least a few hours of contractions everyday!  Last night was the worst they got very painful and I called my OB.  He said to give it a few more hours and if it gets worse to go in and they would start me on steroids to help mature the girls lungs.  Then I would be shipped to Dartmouth or Boston.  I prayed they wouldn't get worse!  I would feel better if I was at 26 plus weeks because the chance of survival is good.  Wow I never thought I would think a 26 week delivery would be a wish!  I obviously hope they stay in way longer than that but I would rather 26 weeks instead of 24!  I am grateful I am at the point where they would fight for our girls if they were born in the next week or so.  I haven't been back to work since Friday when everything started going haywire and I am hoping at my appointment Monday I get put on modified bed rest for the rest of the pregnancy!  Anyway, the contractions stayed the same and I went to bed.  This morning I just feel sore and I am sure if I get up and do any light activity the contractions will start again so I am trying to stay on the couch.   Hopefully with modified bed rest I can keep these babies in for a long time!  We will see what happens!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

I think I have had enough fun for one day!

I came home from work last night in extreme pain...nothing new. After about an hour I started to feel contractions.  So I rested and went to sleep.  This morning I work up just feeling sore as usual and when I uses the restroom...TMI ALERT...  I saw part of my mucous plug.  So freaking out I called my doctor.  I got the on call doctor that told me if there is no blood with it that is a good sign so I needed to be on bedrest.  If things changed I needed to call her.  So I parked myself on the couch until about 2pm when the bachelor party my husband was throwing made its way to our house. So I was exiled to my bedroom with my laptop.  In the process I started contracting again which of course made me nervous but it was so irregular I knew it wasn't the real deal.  About an hour later my vision started to go haywire.  I had bright rainbow streaks running though my left eye.  Another reason for me to freak out.  So after some research I found out it was an ocular migraine and it went away after 45 min.  This pregnancy has to be the most eventful and crazy.  I have no idea what is going to happen next but I wish I could have a doctor live with me for the remainder of this pregnancy.