Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Baby Bedrest

So, I had another doctor appointment last Friday - the 14th. My doctor checked my cervix and I had progressed to 2cm. So, she put me on Terbutaline to stop the contractions and I am continuing the Progesterone shots to stop pre-term labor. I am also on rather strict bedrest - meaning I am supposed to be mainly on my side, not sitting higher than a 45 degree angle and I can go to the bathroom and take a 10 minute shower!
I will be going back to the doctor weekly now too. She wants me to make it to 32 weeks for sure (I am 30 weeks tomorrow) and then idealy to 34 weeks. She told me the goal is to get to the middle of April and that would put me at almost 34 weeks.
We are continuing to stay with the Kapala's - bless them! We will probably end up being here until Mike is recovered from his hernia surgery or I am off bedrest - whichever comes first!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Home Again

Just wanted to let everyone know we (the kids and I) are back in MN! We fly home last Friday with Mike's aunt Libby and the kids did incredible considering everything. (We had to leave for the airport at 4:30am and missed our connecting flight!)
It was such a wonderful blessing to have been in NC as long as we were! Both Mike and I are so thankful for his aunt and uncle and their willingness to share their home with us. The kids and I did end up coming back early because I was finally able to see a doctor down there and it turns out that at just over 27 weeks I had started to dilate. So I flew home early with Libby and I see my doctor here on Friday! I'll know more about the bedrest situation then but until then I am on bedrest.
We are staying at the Kapala's right now because of that and they are helping with the kids. It's a HUGE help!