Friday, August 28, 2009

Jumping the gun!

We have had an eventful (and unwanted) few days. Saturday I started feeling some contractions that were only coming like every hour or so. They were not very painful, just uncomfortable so I assumed they were braxton hicks. Sunday, they were getting a little more painful but still really far apart. I've never had braxton hicks before so I, once again, assumed it was normal. Monday, they became pretty painful, but I sucked it up and went to work. I had my boss do an ultrasound just to make sure everything was ok. With my track record I was just a little nervous! Everything looked pretty good except my uterus was contracting. We were not to concerned and decided I just needed to relax. Monday night, the contractions woke me up because they were so painful and I realized they were coming a lot closer together. I went to the doctor Tuesday morning and they hooked me up to the fetal monitors and by now my contractions were coming every 7-8 minutes. They checked my cervix and I was dilated to 3. they had to give me an injection to try and stop the contractions, but wouldn't you know it, after 3 hours it didn't work. They then had to give me a magnesium drip which is one of the worst things I have ever had! The side effects were nausea, burning, nervousness and tremors. All of this on top of the contractions! Poor Christopher probably wanted to run away! I think I was so irritating to be around! But being the great guy he is he stuck around and held my hand! 7 hours of the mag drip and it finally slowed things down. I was eventually able to go home with a pill form of the magnesium. Now It looks as though I will be on bed rest for the next 7 weeks. I guess whatever it takes to keep her cooking a little longer!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

my big boy!

Izaiah has been doing so great lately. he can finally sit up all by himself! I'm so excited that he has reached this milestone! He struggled for so long and now, SUCCESS!! I can't wait to see what he learns next!