Wednesday, July 23, 2014

25w1d

My water broke on Friday at 24w3d just about 12 hours after receiving my first steroid shot to help develop the babies' lungs. The steroid gave me crazy contractions and I had them for weeks now but these were different. The med I was given to help counteract them did not work too well. I woke up at 730am and felt leaking and ran to the bathroom and saw blood on my undies and I felt a gush. I was not in active labor though and I calmly told my husband, packed a few things and headed to th hospital. At triage we did a test and it was negative for amnionic fluid so they thought perhaps I peed my pants. We did another test and sure enough it was positive. They checked my cervix visually and thank God it only looked about 1cm dilated. I was admitted and immediately given magnesium sulfate. That drug is awful but it's supposed to help the babies neurologically and help with contractions and it did. I was on it 28 hours. I was also given more steroids and loads of antibiotic which I am still on. I am here at the hospital til the end. Everybody has been wonderful and they seem to care about me, Aria. Cadence, and Jude so much. The entire nicu team at umc is prepared for them and they have an entire wing for us ready. The entire ob team is committed to keep the trio in me as long as I can without causing harm to me or them (an infection would be detrimental to all of us). They check my temp and blood pressure every few hours and check the babies with a non stress test. I feel very thankful to be at umc and the United States! I am very scared but am trusting in the Lord's perfect timing.

Philippians 4

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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