Oh week 29 you have came in with a bang! I started having contractions on my way home from work on Monday evening - it was just a couple with low abdominal cramping and I came home, drank 2 bottles of water and lay on my left side on the couch all evening. I thought maybe they were just Braxton Hick as this is our first pregnancy and have no idea what to expect.
All was good until I started getting ready for work yesterday morning. I started having cramping and looked at my belly in the mirror and my belly was tightened to where I could see the outlines of both babies. Not good. I went to Labor and Delivery after talking to our doctor's office and they monitored me from 11am-5:30pm. The babies kicked the crap out of their monitors and were moving so much they took them off after an hour or two and just monitored my contractions. I was having 12 an hour. YIKES!!!!!
They gave me procardia (which gave me a nasty headache) to decrease the contractions and did the first pelvic exam - the fetal fibronectin test came back negative for preterm labor which was great but the doctor discovered I have an infection. They started me on a dose of antibiotics. The ultrasound showed cervix is still 4+ in length and closed and after a second pelvic exam around 5pm to make sure the cervix hadn't changed and was still closed, they finally released me. Needless to say, I picked up the antibiotics and came home and have been either on my left side on the couch or in the recliner since then. The doctor said to work from home the next 3 days and rest until our next full ultrasound growth scan on Monday morning.
Finch slept on the couch last night and I slept in the recliner downstairs so I didn't have to climb the stairs and cause more contractions.
Doc said the contractions will take a few days to go away until the infection starts to go away. Luckily, I have a job where I can do reports and work from home if needed. All of this scared the crap out of Finch and I - we are at 29 weeks and 1 day today. We are not ready for the babies arrival or ready for a NICU stay. The nurse said the babies looked great on the monitor - heartbeats were 120 and 140 and both very active. We have one Baby Shower this Saturday and our other one next Saturday in my hometown. Continued prayers, positive thoughts, energy, wishes, etc. is more than welcome. We pray that they continue baking until at least Nov 30th at 35 weeks - that is our goal - of course the ultimate goal is Dec 20th but we will take every day we can at this point.
On a positive note, my aunt/uncle/grandma bought our 2nd car seat and it arrived TODAY along with 2 Fisher Price Rock and Play Sleepers - it is like Christmas at our house - boxes everywhere. lol.
As I lay in the hospital bed, the "to-do" list grew longer - we haven't completed our birth plan, car seats are not installed, hospital bag is only 1/2 way packed, we haven't completed our wills or added on extra Life insurance coverage to our policy and I haven't ordered our breast pump!!!! ...it is crazy all of the things that run through your head! Although we are both pretty organized and I was feeling pretty prepared - I am anxious to get these "details" finished in the next few days in the event that something changes.