Monday, June 23, 2008

Trip to L&D

As I was writing the post earlier, I was also timing contractions. They came every 20 mins, then every 15 mins, and then I had an hour of them coming every 10 mins. So I decided it was time to call. They told me to come on in to get monitored. They did a quick sonogram and hold on to your shorts!!

Abigail is 6 lbs 13 oz and Olivia is 7 lbs !!!!!!!!! Girlies, you are huge!!

They could not get the babies to stay still long enough to get a reading on the monitors. We (me and 2 nurses) tried for about 20 mins. I had 2 contractions that didn't even register because the babies kept kicking the monitor up and flipping it over. It would have been funny if we didn't need to get a reading so bad! The nurses could feel the contractions and finally gave up because they weren't getting registered anyway.

I saw Dr. Read and he said that he wanted me to hold off and make it to Wednesday so he could do the surgery. Awww...I MUST be one of his favorites. Of course, my cervix was hard and closed. He started to just prescribe me something to stop the contractions, but as we sat there and waited for him to come back and talk to me after he did a procedure, I had 4 contractions in about 15 minutes. So he sent me over to L&D to get shots (heavy duty) to stop my contractions. The L&D nurse commented that I was contracting pretty hard, so if we didn't already have Wednesday planned, we would have had babies today!! Wheee...but no.

Here I am at home. The meds make me jittery and
dizzy and give me a headache, so that's fun. Z is with my mom and I can rest up tomorrow for my big day.


Katie said...

Via NaComLeavMo...
Wow, you are huge! I bet you'll be glad to have those 2 out in the real world. All the best baby girls are born at the end of June ;-)

Harris Boys said...

I've missed reading your blog...I can't believe the girls will be here tomorrow...OMG..I have chills. Good luck and GREAT weights for the girls. Keep us posted when you can...I'll be thinking about you tomorrow!!!

NewsPhotoGirl said...

Wow, those are amazing weights. Good luck tomorrow. I can't wait to read all about it and see pictures of your beautiful baby girls.

Heather said...

Just wanted to say good luck tomorrow! I can't wait to see pics of your little ones!

HeatherD (the nest)