Friday, July 3, 2009
New Home - The Hospital
I work up at 4am this morning in pain. I was so scared thinking I was having contractions and so I woke up my husband. I took some Tylenol and the pain stopped. I was able to go back to sleep then I woke up again at 6am and the pain started again. This time is lasted longer and was more painful. I really thought I was going to lose these babies. Good thing my doctor's appointment was this morning. We called the doctor and he advised to come in earlier than my scheduled appointment. About 15 minutes after speaking with the doctor the pain stopped. Thank goodness! We left the house on our way to the doctor after that.
We got to the doctors office and he did an ultrasound and exam. All looked well with the babies! They are all growing well and are on target. They are approximately 9 oz each. Still little, but growing. According to the doctor, the pain I was having was due to ligaments (muscles) stretching around my uterus. It's normal and can be very painful, but the doctor wanted to start monitoring me closer since we are in uncharted territory. He decided to admit me to the hospital. So now my new home is the hospital. I will be in the hospital until I deliver these babies (around 10-12 weeks). I miss home and I miss my own bed, but this is the best to make sure these babies stay in the womb as long as possible. They will monitor me twice a day for contractions and do more frequent ultrasounds. The monitoring will increase as time goes on. I hope I can sleep in this new environment. My husband will attempt to sleep here with me in the hospital as well. Dr. Kirshon came to visit me this afternoon before he went home for the day, he seems to think everything is ok right now.
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