Thursday, October 23, 2008

House arrest...I mean rest

Well, we had a little scare last night. I had some spotting and contractions, so we went to the hospital to be monitored. At home, I was having them about every 15 minutes and they were lasting about 20 seconds, so not too bad. After talking to my doctor, I drank a ton of water, which is supposed to help and it did. I decided to go to the hospital anyway, just to be checked out. By the time we got there, the contractions had calmed down a bit and they called it irritable uterus. They gave me some meds to help stop the contractions and then I got a detailed ultrasound. There were no tears in the placenta, which my doctor thought could have been causing the bleeding, and my cervix is long and closed, which means my body isn't getting ready for labor. They told me this is actually quite common with twins and not much to worry about. If I start bleeding again or have more than 6 contractions per hour, then I need to go back. I basically have to just rest and drink a TON of water (like 14 glasses a day).

So I talked to my doctor today to discuss everything and he said that I am now on house rest and can only leave the house for appointments. Also, no more work, so it's disability for me! I can't cook or clean, or anything of that nature, so basically I have to just rest and lay around all day. Not too bad, I guess. I'm sure I'll be dying of boredom soon, but I'll do anything to keep these babies baking.

Just wanted to add that if anyone is thinking that Thanksgiving should now not be at our house, think again! I will want visitors more than ever, and this just allows more people to wait on me. I'm sure Rob will appreciate that. :) Seriously though, we are still having it and I will rest the entire time, so no need to worry.

Please keep us in your prayers!


Gonzalez Family said...

Oh, I hope we can make it for Thanksgiving! I'll bring you some'll have plenty of time to read! :) Ok, I'm such a nerd. I was trying to figure out why you put to vote twice on the names...Duh! you're having 2! That's have to pick out 2 names, not just 1! I had to laugh though, one of your names is one of the one's we picked if we have a girl! Ha! I won't say which one though...chances are, we're having a boy anyway! :) Love you!

Amy Peterson said...

I just wanted to leave you a quick note letting you know I am thinking of you and the babies. I noticed you haven't updated this yet since yesterday, so I hope and pray things are still okay. Call when you can, love you!!

Amy Peterson said...

I forgot to tell you I voted for Alexis and Madison!!!

Melinda Turansky said...

Aloha, My name is Melinda Turansky. My husband and I are good friends with Melissa and Cisco. We were in Murrieta with them for some 8 years and our boys have grown up together. But I write you with a caring heart. You see my husband and I lost twins at about 19 weeks of my pregnancy. They had a rare disease called Twin to Twin Transfusion. My heart goes out to you and your husband as you have the blessing of these beautiful twin girls. I have been praying day and night for you, your husband and your twins. My prayer is that the God of Grace would find it in His good will to give you these sweet girls. He is a God of love and kindness as we know. May He comfort you and be your ever present help in time of trouble. It says in Hebrews 4:16, "Let us come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need." May we all go to the throne of grace on behalf of these little girls. I will continue to pray. God loves you and so do we. Even though we don't know you, we are all family in Christ. Love Melinda Turansky