Since learning that Michael and I were expecting the twins, we have come to expect the unexpected. Honestly, I quit trying to plan anything in advance and we have decided just to take one day at a time, which has made things a little easier.
Friday evening, we had managed to get Gracie and Bryce to bed a little earlier just so Michael and I could simply hang out together and enjoy the quiet. These kind of evenings come few and far between since summer began and all schedules went out the window!!!
I had actually been pretty lazy that day and didn't get up too much at all, so when I started experiencing some contractions around 11:00 that evening I got a little worried. I have had some contractions before but new that coming off a vacation at the beach in the heat was partially to blame. This time it was different. My contractions seemed to have a rhythm to them. I told Michael what was going on and we both decided to wait about an hour before calling the on call physician.
The hour soon approached and the contractions continued, so I called the physician who ordered me to go down to Labor and Delivery to get checked out.
Once we arrived, I was quickly hooked up to the fetal monitor and started receiving IV fluids. the twins were flipping all around being their normal active selves which made detecting their heartbeats a little challenging. Michael and I couldn't help but laugh a little at the nurses struggling to get our boys to cooperate!!!
The monitor revealed that I was having "irritation contractions" but I was not in labor...thank you, Lord! I was given a shot to make the contractions to stop and was admitted overnight for observation. Although we were completely exhausted, and I was simply uncomfortable, knowing that the twins were not in any harm made everything better. By morning, I was given some medicine called Procardia which will help me from having further contractions.
Basically, carrying identical twins is putting a strain on my body and I have been informed that this type of situation is very common. This weekend I was on on complete bedrest only allowed to get up to use the bathroom and should the contractions subside, I can go back to just "taking it easy" . For now, we just continue to pray that I can carry our boys as long as I can. Each day is a milestone inching us closer and closer to the end of this journey. Please continue to keep us in your prayers.
- ▼ June (13)
- The Canteys
- I am married to my highschool sweetie and together we have two very active but very loving children, Gracie and Bryce. I work part time as a pediatric dental hygienist and am a fulltime cook, cleaner, and driver :) I love all my jobs and thank God everyday for getting me to where I am...