Congrats to our newly expecting WTTG ladies!
Last night around 11 I woke up to a REALLY painful contractions. So bad I cried out during it and had to grip on to Rob.
This is not super unusual for me. The pain level was but not the random contractions.
I settled in to go back to bed when suddenly I got another one. I decided that was way closer then normal and I would time them.
After that one ended I timed it. I started getting another one and was thinking 7 or 8 minutes had gone by (I was tired) but when I check the clock it said just 2 minutes!
I lay there for 15 minutes and they were all 2-3 minutes apart. I kind of thought that this can't be right, like I was confused or tired and it was hard to really believe I was contracting like this.
I wake Rob up and tell him I am contracting and I hop in the shower. But I couldn't tell when I was contracting standing up because I was feeling tons of pressure and my stomach is always rock hard when I stand up. So I laid down in the tub expecting them to be gone.
They were not. I was still contracting. I started timing them again and in between focused on relaxing and calm breathing in case my anxiety was playing into things. Unfortunately that did not help at all.
I tried to call a doctor but my OB does not connect to an after hours line, instead they leave a number but after playing the message 3 times me and Rob couldn't make out what that number was because it was so muffled.
I called my MFM and the person who answered said she wasn't a nurse but she'd try to get a doctor to call me.
We waited 20 minutes and finally I said "Look the contractions aren't stopping, it's been an hour now, we're just going to go in to L&D."
By the time we got to the parking lot my MFM called me back and told me to go get checked out and depending on what happened he might come in himself to see what's going on.
I get in and set up and they try to find both babies heart beats. They think they find A but I feel the monitor is too high up for A, and then they say they can't find B but I am pretty sure it's B they have and not A. They would not believe me that my twins were not just lying head down side by side. Sorry but my twins adopted some pretty weird positions trying to ensure mommy is gonna get that c-section notice.
So they call in the doc with the portable u/s machine and the doctor takes a look. The babies are laying exactly where I said they'd be based off my last u/s. The nurses couldn't believe it. One said to me "You better just pray they are cute and healthy at this point because I can tell you now, easy is going to be out of the question."
Yeah lady, you don't have to warn me about that!
So with hearts found they decide to just go ahead and give me a shot of terbutaline because my cervix was closed and the babies were ok (really excited by the monitors actually, they went nuts with the 3 belts all over me lol).
I got the shot and she warned me about how bad it was going to be so I started to meditate and breathe deep (because it makes you feel like your heart is racing and you can't breathe) and when the effect finally hit me I was like "Really? That was nothing." lol!
My nurse thought that was awesome that she scared me into thinking it would be way worse then it was so when it happened I was just like.. ok I feel my heart picking up but I can control it with my breathing.
Around 3 am we were discharged because the shot got them stopped. I did have a few more last night but they were back to random and painless BH. I also learned new signs for dehydration, like when I stand up and the bottom of my belly feels like I am getting a cramp, it's because I'm dehydrated. And when I feel heavy with lots of pressure down below, it's because I am dehydrated. I'd been feeling all that and had had no idea it was anything more then pregnancy discomfort.
I already had an OB appointment on Monday and at this point the nurse said the odds of them getting out of their weird angles and into position for a vaginal birth are slim to none and I need to be told what kind of birth to expect so the next time I come in they can either make sure a doctor is on hand or the OR is prepped.
Now I am not panicking. My feeling this whole pregnancy since A started laying across my cervix at 12 weeks was there was no way I could do a vaginal unless he moved. However she is a nurse who saw me once, NOT my main care provider this pregnancy, so I am not going to give up hope that they will move. Neither my OB or MFM has ever said "You will definitely have a c-section" so until I hear that I am keeping off my feet and hoping they will get out of the wacky X shape they are in and turn into those head down side by side twins everyone expects to have lol.
Name/SO Name: Bridget & Beau
How many weeks are you? 35!
Amy - Wow I am sooo glad that everything is ok for you and the babies now!!! That must have been really scary!
Ruth - Sorry about the sickness, I've been feeling pretty sick too :(
Jenny - I hope your migraine was a one timer!
Amy - Sounds like such a scary night!
So glad you and the babies are ok! Did you have to bring Jensen