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I started swelling up super bad, even my eyes looked freaky. Started having loads of lower back pain, and lots of pelvic pressure.<br><br>
So I went in to Labor and delivery.. they did this weird swab test that is called something really long, its suppose to see if your going to go into labor in the next 2 weeks.. make sense? Anyway it was positive and I was contracting every 5 minutes.. only pain I felt from them was in my back but it was intense.. just a tight feeling in my uterus and then the pain in my back.<br><br><br>
So I had to get a shot of tributaline. Begged to go home.. because I can lay at home as easy and more comfortable then i can in the hospital.<br><br>
So Now i am home and not allowed to get out of bed.<br><br><br>
So positive thoughts to me please that the babies stay in as long as possible!
 

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DDC crashing to say.... HUGS.... LUCK... LOVE... and STRENGTH to you mama!!<br><br>
Happy, healthy baby vibes to you and Lil' Ones!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/stillheart.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stillheart">
 

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Fetal fibro-nectin (misspelled, I'm sure). I've always been told that a positive doesn't necessarily mean you WILL go into labor w/in 2 wks, but that you could. I'm praying you won't and that you'll feel better. Hang in there! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Sending you purely positive stay-put-babies vibes here!<br>
Just give those two little guys a stern talking to and tell them they need to hang out just a little longer! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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Oh, mama. Got everything crossed for you. Stay put, babies! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Good luck and take it easy! I had a shot of that with my 1st DS at 31 weeks (preterm labor) and he refused to come out until 40+ weeks after that... I know you are carrying twins but hopefully they stay put for a longer amount of time too!
 

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I hope that everything is nice and relaxing and that all this craziness stops! It would be lovely for those little ones to stay put as long as possible.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/goodvibes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Goodvibes"> Sending you stay put baby vibes and hoping you are able to enjoy the bed rest as well. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Thinking of you!
 

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Good thoughts!
 

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DDCC to say good luck and I hope the babies get to cook a bit longer. Relax and try not to stress. Seems like you and your doc are doing the right thing by keeping off your feet. Did the swelling go down any?
 

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Thinking of you and sending you best wishes..........praying those babies stay put. Take care!
 

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The swelling went down in my face and now I look normal lol, all that is bothering me today is my hands, I got man hands lol.<br><br>
I do not think I will go into active labor anytime soon, My cervix is funneling, but it is also hard and very high, very hard to even reach, so that gives me comfort.<br><br>
I also am passing trace protein in my urine, but they gave me a bottle of those test strip thingies and I am checking it often, still says trace amounts. I am guessing thats not a huge concern at the moment.<br><br>
For now I am just super bored, but super happy not to be admitted to the hospital!<br><br>
Thank you for all the positive thoughts!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"> I <3 you all.<br><br><br>
Nelle!! Yes that was the test.. Fetal fibro-nectin.. you rock!<br><br>
I believe they plan to start the steroid shots for lung development tomorrow.<br><br>
I had this with my last twin pregnancy too, and I carried to 39 weeks.<br><br><br>
I am just laying low and eating lol Finally got my appetite back! Still have not gained a pound though. Babies look about 4 pounds (estimate I know). And that is good for my gestation.<br><br>
Thanks Mamas!
 

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Good! It sounds like you're doing well, all things considered. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Keep resting as much as you can and chug water. I know you already know that. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I only know the name of the test because I've had 3 so far, all negative. Anyway, I wanted to write to tell you that my singleton is just over 4 lbs, and I'm scheduled to deliver at least a week (probably more like 2+ weeks) before you, and my doctor was/is very happy with her weight, so if both of those little guys in your belly are each 4 lbs, it sounds like you're doing a really excellent job growing them! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Good! It sounds like you're doing well, all things considered. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Keep resting as much as you can and chug water. I know you already know that. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I only know the name of the test because I've had 3 so far, all negative. Anyway, I wanted to write to tell you that my singleton is just over 4 lbs, and I'm scheduled to deliver at least a week (probably more like 2+ weeks) before you, and my doctor was/is very happy with her weight, so if both of those little guys in your belly are each 4 lbs, it sounds like you're doing a really excellent job growing them! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"></div>
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Thank you mama! So glad to know your little one is a chunky monkey too! My IF is super concerned but I keep telling him, I know my body, If I really thought "this" was it, I wouldn't hesitate to tell you to get your butt to MN lol.<br><br>
I have been drinking a tun of water, I really want to drink some tea.. any good reccomendations for good tea?
 

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Good vibes to you! How many weeks are you now?<br><br>
Tea... What about RRL or some Sleepy Time since you have to stay in bed?
 

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My midwife recommended nettle tea. It is supposed to improve circulation, which might help the swelling. Sometimes you can get it blended with RRL. You can drink up to a quart a day. I use 4 teaspoons and steep it for 5 minutes. Then mix with agave (or honey) and drink it over ice. It's really good!
 

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This might be a stupid question but.. where would one buy nettle tea? I have some RRL tea here somewhere..<br><br>
I am 32 weeks 3 days today!
 

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Glad to hear you are doing better now, sending more good vibes your way! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 
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