Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Lat night was not the best of nights for me. I was having contractions almost all night, finally around 3:00 am Dr. Kirshon said to put me on Magnesium Sulfate. I was Leary of going on the medication because of all the horror stories I have heard. I was given an exceptionally high dose at first. They call it a loading dose, which was 6 grams. I was shocked with how well my body has handled it. The only side effects I have felt is my face got extremely hot, kind of like hot flashes. I also have been very jittery, but other than that I have been ok. I was worried more about how the babies are doing, so this morning the MD decided to do an ultrasound. The Ultrasound went amazingly well. All the babies are growing and seem to be as healthy as can be. Found out that 2 of the babies weigh 1.2 lbs, three are at 1.1 lbs, and one is at 14 ounces. We feel pretty good about that. The average weight for one at 22 weeks is 1 lb. My cervix is doing ok after all those contractions. I have not dialated, and it is still closed. I will continue to move forward trusting in the Lord.
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