Saturday, November 1, 2008

11/1 Update

Wanted to let everyone know what happened last night. I started to have some lower back pain earlier in the day, but not too bad. Then, as the evening went on, it started to get worse. I started to feel a lot of low pressure in the front as well. The monitor said that I was having some contractions, so they gave me a shot that stops them completely. I'm also already on two different meds to help keep contractions away that I take regularly. With all of the pressure and her kicking so very low, I was convinced that Baby A was coming last night. My nurse even alerted the neonatal team, just in case. I think the shot helped calm things down and we made it through the night.

This morning I am still having a ton of back pain and some pressure in the front, but not as bad as last night. It's impossible to get comfortable, so I just flip from side to side (not as easy as it sounds) because being on my back, even tilted, is unbearable. Still haven't talked to the neonatologists, but someone is supposed to come by today to discuss what they can and can't do at this age. We did get a statistics sheet that talks about gestational age, survival rates, and the rates of serious long term disabilities. I hate statistics.

I just got off the monitor and had about 5 contractions in the last hour, so they are going to give me another shot. Hopefully it makes them stop. Anyway, please pray that Baby A stays in there!

13 comments:

Amy Peterson said...

I am praying and sending you all the most positive thoughts I can!!! Baby A is so impatient, stay in there baby girl!! We love you!! I am praying that these next 9 days go by soooo fast so that both girls can benefit from the steroid shots. Hang in there my friend!!

Supa Sparks said...

i'll be praying jen. keep clinging to Him. I love you.

Anonymous said...

Jenell,
I am hoping and praying for you and your girls night and day. Please let those contractions hold off, and Baby A's heartbeat stay stable.
-Edna

Anonymous said...

Matt 19:26
Jesus said "With man this is not possible, but with God all things are possible."
May your faith and belief in the God of miracles see you and your twins through this time.

Anonymous said...

Hi I am a friend of a friend but praying fervently for you and your little ones! When I was praying for you this verse came to mind, I don't know if it will mean anything to you: Psalm 51:6 "Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom." God bless you and I will keep praying for a miracle!!

Allison (Dashiell's Mom) said...

Jenell,

You have all of my prayers going your way. Stay put, baby A. Hang in there, mom. Thank you for updating. We're all thinking of you!

Allison

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for you all! Keep hanging in there!

- Sarah

Tristansmommy said...

Many many prayers for you guys Jenell! Baby A take it easy on your momma and stay put for another 9 days!!!

Anonymous said...

Jennell - I am praying for you, Rob and those sweet babies! Tell baby A that the weather is bad, so she doesn't want to make her debut yet! Hang in there sweetie! We are all praying for you!

Kandace and family

Leana said...

I'm sending all the love and positive energy I can send from my heart to yours.

Anonymous said...

Jenell - I hope everything is okay - we are all praying for you and the babies!
Marissa

Anonymous said...

Jenell & Rob - Been reading your blog everyday since you posted it on BBC and wanted you to know that I am pulling for you both and both babies. Hang in there and please know that God and Makenna are watching over you!

Sarah and Seth said...

Jenell - I saw your update on BBC a few days ago and wanted you to know that there are just so many prayers coming your way. God Bless you and those little girls.
Sarah (sarahb08)