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Spent the night at L&D

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Here is a very fast update: Spent last night in L&D. Couldn't get control of contractions. I tried everything from my herbals, to extra water, to a nap, and nada. They were from 2-3 up to 6min apart from 2pm to 1am. Finally got some terbutaline and a muscle relaxer and things slowed down. At my ob appt today my cervix has shortened even since Monday, and the funneling is more pronounced. My cervix 2 weeks ago was 3.8, on monday was 3.14-3.4 and today was 2.9-3.1. I'm on once a week appts, have to go in if my ctx pick up at all, and have a terb rx to use as needed, no more than a few times a week max, only to help me decide if I should go to L&D. The "new" goal is now 30 weeks, although I'm still keeping my countdown ticker at 35 weeks. joy.gif

and...I got yelled at for waiting until my kids were asleep to call. Oops...I guess I'm a mama first!
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Thinking of you Jill!  I meant it, I lit a candle for you in hopes these ctx calm down and that Reed stays put til he is good and cooked.  Oh goodness, what a scary situation.  I'll be thinking of you!!!  Keep us posted, definitely!

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Oh no!  Keep us posted.  I said a prayer for you.

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((HUG)) Keeping you in my thoughts...blowkiss.gif
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Yes, please keep us posted. Both you and your precious babe are in my thoughts and prayers. hug2.gif


Edited by PoetryLover - 5/11/11 at 2:35pm
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Praying for you here too.

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Will be thinking of you and praying for you.... {{{{hugs, indeed}}}}   Take good care, and please do not hesitate to let us know how you are.  I know we can't help, beyond prayer and good wishes, but we do care how things go for you and the little one.

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Here is a very fast update: Spent last night in L&D. Couldn't get control of contractions. I tried everything from my herbals, to extra water, to a nap, and nada. They were from 2-3 up to 6min apart from 2pm to 1am. Finally got some terbutaline and a muscle relaxer and things slowed down. At my ob appt today my cervix has shortened even since Monday, and the funneling is more pronounced. My cervix 2 weeks ago was 3.8, on monday was 3.14-3.4 and today was 2.9-3.1. I'm on once a week appts, have to go in if my ctx pick up at all, and have a terb rx to use as needed, no more than a few times a week max, only to help me decide if I should go to L&D. The "new" goal is now 30 weeks, although I'm still keeping my countdown ticker at 35 weeks. joy.gif

and...I got yelled at for waiting until my kids were asleep to call. Oops...I guess I'm a mama first!


Oh no!  Hang in there.  I know what it's like to go through this with other children at home.  I've been to the hospital twice so far to get contractions stopped and the first time I also got yelled at for waiting too long.  Now the protocol is every three minutes no matter what I must call.  Blah!!!

 

Have you had a fetal fibronectin test?  I get one every two weeks and so far they have been negative.  My OB says not to get myself too comfortable with it because I probably fall in the miniscule percent of people who actually go into labor even though it's negative.  Still, it's a little reassuring to me.

 

I'll be thinking about you!

 

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Thinking of you. 

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Oh no!  Hang in there.  I know what it's like to go through this with other children at home.  I've been to the hospital twice so far to get contractions stopped and the first time I also got yelled at for waiting too long.  Now the protocol is every three minutes no matter what I must call.  Blah!!!

 

Have you had a fetal fibronectin test?  I get one every two weeks and so far they have been negative.  My OB says not to get myself too comfortable with it because I probably fall in the miniscule percent of people who actually go into labor even though it's negative.  Still, it's a little reassuring to me.

 

I'll be thinking about you!

 



I haven't had the ffN yet, because I've had an exam within 48 hours. If it happens again, as long as it's 2 days from today, then I can.
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Oh, Jill!  You've been in my thoughts so much lately.  That baby boy needs to stay put for a LOT longer.  Is there anyone who can help you out so that you can be on bedrest?  Bedrest is miserable, but so worth it if it helps.  Take care of yourself.  *hugs*

 

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Edited by kristandthekids - 1/16/13 at 6:40pm
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You are in my thoughts.  I hope your cervix doesn't shorten any further, the contractions stop, and baby Reed stays put.  Hang in there.  Make sure you really rest and take care of yourself.  Your kids will be okay.  Keep us posted.

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So sorry mama... I wish that I had better words, but they're not coming.  You'll be in my thoughts for sure, and please, keep us updated as time allows!

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Oh goodness! Stay inside baby! I'm glad you got the contractions stopped and I hope they stay stopped now for a good long time!

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Just wanted to add my prayers to the mix. Praying that you can get enough rest, and some help with the other children, and that Reed stays put until he is fully cooked. hug2.gif & praying.gif

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Jillybeans... Wanted to check on you and see how you are doing! Not what I was hoping to read! Take it easy!
I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!

Congrats on the boy! Woot woot and happy dancing for you!
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Jillybeans... Wanted to check on you and see how you are doing! Not what I was hoping to read! Take it easy!
I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!

Congrats on the boy! Woot woot and happy dancing for you!

Jezzy love! joy.gif I'm doing as well as can be expected. It's hard taking care of the girls' on my own, even with dh doing all of the cleaning and cooking. They're just so busy, and miss their mama DOING things with them! I'm trying to stay zen about all of this, and am trying to think positive thoughts about my appt on Monday (the u/s should determine what w do next)

Good to see you my friend!
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Can you imagine that's what we have right now??

I can't even!!  Oh thanks for posting this.  How wonderful for that family!!  And it is SUCH a trip to realize we have babies inside us.  Makes this all seem so much more real.  

 

Hope all is well, Jill!

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