Stay Inside Babies!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Well this weekend sure isn't turning out how I thought it would. I had plans to play Bunco with my friends (yes, I play Bunco and love it), show up to my hair appointment with unbelievable excitement (we all know getting your hair done is the best feeling, right?), and attending a football-watching party for the BYU vs UofU rivalry game tonight. All fun and exciting things.

Well, my main new goal for this weekend is this:


It all started at my routine appointment where I get strapped to all sorts of monitors as they watch the baby's heartbeats and check to see if there is any contracting. Well there was, which was a bit of a surprise to me. If I had been contracting, it hadn't been painful or regular enough for me to notice. They then took a "fetal fibronectin" test to check whether or not my body was producing a protein that can indicate preterm labor. They sent me home to lay on the couch until I heard my test result. 

At about 4:30 pm they told me to head straight to labor & delivery because all signs were pointing to preterm labor. I have to admit, after this call I was scared and emotional (duh). Luckily Russ was home within 10 minutes and we headed out together. Thank goodness for Russ. 


I was given a steroid shot last night, and will receive one more tonight. This is meant to help the babies' lungs get stronger at an accelerated rate in case they do in deed decide to come early. I have also been given some medicine every 4 hours that help relax the muscles and hopefully slow contractions. I will be here most likely till Monday morning so that I can have an ultrasound with the neonatalogist to check the babies' physical state (besides heart rates).


I woke up this morning feeling pretty crappy, I'm not going to lie. I was frustrated and discouraged as I watched contractions come across the screen every 2-5 minutes. It probably didn't help that I got a max of 4 hours of sleep and have cables coming off of me all over. I really want these babies to be healthy, and I'm going to try my best to keep them inside. I'm 33 weeks and 3 days, so luckily if they came today (which hopefully will not happen) they would be OK. We would have time in the NICU, but they would be OK.

When I am released I will be on strict bed rest. I'm trying my hardest to stay positive and optimistic. At least while I'm in the hospital I get huge meals brought to me, right?!? (how's that for looking on the bright side?) :)

9 comments:

rach said...

Gee babies, go easy on your mom! You'll have plenty of time to harass her after you're born...

Megan Barrick said...

Stay inside babies!!! Those steroid shots are seriously amazing things. I wish I was there and could come keep you company. Bed rest can be the pits, but those babies are worth it mama!

Katy said...

Hang in there! I had a similar experience with my babies and it's such a nerve-racking situation. You have done an awesome job making it this far - keep cooking babies!

Jessy Carlisle said...

First off, those babies are going to stay in there, I just know it. Second, you make the best of that bed rest. Yeah, you have to sit in a bed for the next few weeks and it may get boring, but think of all the TV, facebook, pinterest, etc you get to do. Seriously, this will be awesome because you are so awesome. Praying for those little twinsies and that mama stays sane :) Love you!

Laura said...

Good luck, we're praying for you guys. And you make that central laundry look good! :)

JOHNNY.BECKY.HAZEL said...

Ohh, good luck!! Everything will turn out perfectly. Sorry for the stresses!! Just keep enjoying your big meals, and try to enjoy some 'rest'.

Rachel and Jason said...

If and when, I'm you NICU friend! Hang in there.

Kristy said...

Good luck Camille! I sure hope those babies stay inside for a little longer. But enjoy this rest while you can - pretty soon you're going to be super busy with your two little ones. So enjoy this quiet time ;). Love you!

Annie. said...

I hope it's not creepy that I have am now commenting on your blog..I feel like a total creep. I'm just in awe of all the beautiful things you have done in your house that I've dreamed of doing...but never have time for (or guts?). Haha!

Thanks for your openness about IVF and infertility. It's something we went through for a relatively short period with Eli, and now here we are again. It's been a harder road this time with #3, and I am trying to get through the roller coaster of emotion again. I always thought that with two beautiful boys, if we couldn't have more I would be ok because I am already so blessed. But it has absolutely not been the case. So, your positive posts and words are inspiring. Thank you.

Anyway, best of wishes for you. Hang in there, bedrest stinks. My BFF had to do it with her IVF twins, too. You got this! So excited for you and all the beautiful adventures coming your way.