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Thanks for the kind words! It's nice to be home. If I am on bedrest for any length of time I do have help. We live around the corner from my in-laws and my SIL's so that's a big relief. They met us at the hospital the first time we had to go yesterday and my SIL was over in 10 minutes the second time we had to leave. We can also call our neighbors if we had to go FAST in the middle of the night. The hospital is 25 minutes away so it's nice to know we have help that could come quickly.

 

Last night was awful. All the monitors and the IV made is impossible to sleep. And with my anterior placenta they were having a hard time picking up baby's heartbeat. They had to put it up high or low and she'd kick it off fast. Then they'd have to come in and spend another 10-15 minutes trying to find it again. It made me even more determined to do whatever it takes to stay at home as much as possible. So if bedrest is what it takes then that's what I'll do. I had preeclampsia with my 3yo and survived 6 weeks on bedrest so I know I can do it again.

 

The contractions are better but not gone. If I'm on my feet for more than 5-10 minutes they pick up again. We'll see what the dr says in the morning. It might have had something to do with being dehydrated but I'm floating from the fluids they gave me last night and all the liquid I've had today and still having them. Not nearly as bad but I just don't know. I hope they can figure out what's going on. This is odd for me.

 

I'll try to answer personals tomorrow. I'm off to bed. Night! 

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It's good to know you have a strong support system. Thanks for keeping us updated!

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Thread Starter 

Stacey- Did they do a fetal fibronectin or an ultrasound for cervical length (even better!) Are the contractions painful or are you just noticing them as being there?  Sometimes you just have contractions and although they are uncomfortable they really are no harm to anything if they are not causing any cervical change.  Theree is nothing worse than being stuck in L&D overnight on monitors.  Keep us posted!

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They did both the ffn and an ultrasound. The ffn was negative and the ultrasound showed mycervix was at 3.5 and nice and long so he said that was good. I think they're going to recheck that today. The contractions were awful on Saturday. I thought I was coming down with the flu or a virus or something stomach related but then I noticed they were regular. Now they are uncomfortable but not painful. Off to the dr in a bit. I'll update later.

 

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Stacey- Did they do a fetal fibronectin or an ultrasound for cervical length (even better!) Are the contractions painful or are you just noticing them as being there?  Sometimes you just have contractions and although they are uncomfortable they really are no harm to anything if they are not causing any cervical change.  Theree is nothing worse than being stuck in L&D overnight on monitors.  Keep us posted!

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Blanca, I hope the tenant situation resolves quickly, that sounds like a headache to deal with from another state!

 

Stacey, I hope you get more good news about no cervical change today, it must have been scary to have to go the the hospital twice!  Here's hoping that little girl stays put for a few more weeks!

 

Holley, :( about the dirty wrap.  I love getting deals on things by buying used, but it does sometimes gross me out, you really have no idea how it was cared for or where it comes from.  I hope your wrap comes nice and clean when you wash it (which definitely should have been done before the lady sold it to you!).

 

 

I am 30 weeks today, it's hard to believe 3/4 of this pg is done already.  Baby is active and it's getting easier to feel distinct body parts dependsing on how he is sitting (I can' t tell what body part each one is, but his little elbows and knees are pretty bony!).  The kids are getting excited, my 3.5yo keeps asking me if he is going to come out and I have to explain that it will be a while still. 

 

We've gotten our baby essentials bought or ordered, the only things left that I need are a boppy and a manual avent isis pump -- that thing always worked so well for me!  I'm putting off all the washing b/c if I do it now the clothes and dipes will be covered in dog hair again by the time he comes!

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Stacey, hope you're doing better today. hug.gif

 

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No cervical change today so it looks like no dilating! Very glad about that. The dr wants me on bedrest until 32 weeks as a precaution since I'm still contracting regularly then we'll go from there. They did a quick u/s and she's already 3 1/2 lbs with a head full of hair. I'm such a wimp. These constant contractions are wearing me out. Off to take a nap.

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Stacey - glad to hear that things are going well.  Hopefully bedrest will make the contractions go away.  You're not a wimp, BTW, you yourself said you're contracting like crazy, it's bound to wear you out!

 

Nadia - I'm so jealous that you have most of your stuff ready!  Most of my newborn clothing and items are in storage at my parent's place, 2 hours from home.  I had an isis pump with DS and love it.  I had to switch to a medela PIS with DD because I was pumping full time.

 

I woke up to a leg cramp this am.  Not happy about it. Thankfully it was over quickly.

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You are so not a wimp! Those contractions use up a lot of energy!

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No cervical change today so it looks like no dilating! Very glad about that. The dr wants me on bedrest until 32 weeks as a precaution since I'm still contracting regularly then we'll go from there. They did a quick u/s and she's already 3 1/2 lbs with a head full of hair. I'm such a wimp. These constant contractions are wearing me out. Off to take a nap.

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I'm starting to feel like I should be doing more baby prepping, but I also feel like I need to wait until after the shower next weekend.  I'll see what we get at the shower then I'll be trolling the local consignment shops for whatever we still need.  I really want to buy some clothes!


Me, too, but my shower isn't until the 12th.  I can't wait until it's over and I can buy the necessary items that we don't get as gifts!  ;)

 


 

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No cervical change today so it looks like no dilating! Very glad about that. The dr wants me on bedrest until 32 weeks as a precaution since I'm still contracting regularly then we'll go from there. They did a quick u/s and she's already 3 1/2 lbs with a head full of hair. I'm such a wimp. These constant contractions are wearing me out. Off to take a nap.



Thinking of you, Stacey.  Take as many naps as you need.  hug.gif

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Stacy you better get some rest! And let your family take care of you! I will find where you live and strap you down young lady!!!!


Hope everyone else is doing good.

I can not believe I am 30 weeks today. I remember peeing on that stick like it was yesterday!

I'm starting to get in that 'last stretch miserableness'..lol. Lungs are being over taken...stomach doesn't stretch like I wished it did=can't eat as much greensad.gif ahahhaha! Gods way of keeping me from blowing up? Lol tired. It's hard chasing a toddler and being pg...could be harder if I didn't have such great kids.

Vie added yet ANOTHER thing to my 'to do list'...DD is wanting to go to school...so I'm searching for a Christian or private school. its exhausting me reading over all their website info. But well worth it if it's what my DD wants.

My latest mantra....make it at least 8 more weeks!

Oh yeah and my tank tops are getting to short. Lol DH says he loves that part of my pg...oh dear. smile.gif

I think I'm going to put myself on bed rest...my BH are getting more regular and stronger. I laid around the house today without a single BH...I usually get way more a day than I should be at this point...which I did with DS as well and the MW's I was seeing put me on modified bed rest.
post #232 of 234

Oh boy. Just got home from L&D, they gave me a shot to stop some regular contrax I was having. I was feeling strong painful ones every 7 minutes or so but the monitors were showing them every two minutes. No cervical changes. Swabs all normal. I was on the monitors for 2 hours and good grief those horrible beds are so uncomfortable!! That was not an experience I would like to have again. I had strong BH all during my last pregnancy, but not painful like these were. Yuck. I really hope we don't end up back in there. It did motivate me to get this house in ship shape RIGHT NOW in case I end up on bed rest later on. I've been lax in the house cleaning sector the past week, I've been playing with my sewing machine and crochet hook too much. This place goes straight down the toilet if I'm not on top of it day in and day out!

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Thread Starter 

WILL YOU LADIES STOP CONTRACTING!!!!  I try really hard to turn off the labor nurse part of me when I'm here but all this pre-term labor is enough to make me CRAZY!! 

 

rest up.  drink lots and keep those kiddos in for a few more weeks!!! 

 

This thread is way long and its February so I'm gonna start a Feb chat thread now.  love.gif

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My hard drive crashed so I've been without the computer for a week.  I'm trying to catch up with all of you!  I can pull up my email at work, but for some reason the firewalls think that Mothering isn't a productive use of my time.  Silly computer geeks...what do they know!

 

I'm at 28 weeks.  Just barely passed my glucola at 133.  She's had me check my bs anyways.  I have a fasting at 92 and a 2 hour post prandial at 118.  So far she's OK with those numbers.

 

It's been busy at work on Friday and yesterday.  Then the terrible roads compounded everything.  Today will be just as bad, but I see a glimmer of hope tomorrow.  I'll be home for the afternoon while DH gets a root canal which means I'm on driving duty for pick up and drop off of our crazy afterschool schedule.

 

Baby was laying transverse at the appointment yesterday.  I get an u/s in 2 weeks because I have a low lying placenta they want to check on and because the baby was measuring quite large at the 20 week u/s.  I think this will be a 9# baby and as much as I love being pg and don't mind going to 41+ weeks, I'm really thinking that this baby could come a week early. 

 

Off to drink plenty of water and so should the rest of you!  Way too many contractions going on!

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