Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Twinkies Give Us a Scare

I received a text from Tony the other day where he referred to the babies as the twinkies and I thought it was so cute! They are continuing to grow well as I have officially gained my first pound (or two!). My monthly check up with Dr. De La Pena was Monday and everything and everyone looked healthy and perfect! Unfortunately Tuesday was not quite so perfect...

As I am writing this I have officially been laying or reclining for over 24 hours. Ugh! Yesterday morning I woke up to some very light spotting. We called the doctor and he told me to come right home from work and put my feet up, but not too worry. He assumed it was from lifting (probably playing with my adorable niece and nephew this weekend), was normal, and would go away. I followed the doctor's orders, but woke up this morning with much more severe bleeding. Luckily it is a workday, so we could meet the doctor right away this morning. He assured us that the babies are fine and healthy, as are the placentas and everything near the babies. He is concerned about my cervix and having me stay in bed for a few days (no work until Monday) to make sure the bleeding and irritation stops. We are praying this is not a sign of a non-cooperative cervix in the future! As for now, this is either due to activity (which is now limited to walking and 10 pounds of lifting for the duration of the pregnancy) or an infection from bacteria. He started me on antibiotics today just to be safe. I am hoping the next 4 days in bed just make this problem disappear! And of course Mom is on her way down to stay with me for the weekend while Tony flies North for a wedding. At least Hula will have her best pal Abby to keep her company since I can't play with her or take her on walks.

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