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Pre-Term Labor. Yech.

28 Jul Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Pre-Term Labor. Yech.
Pre-Term Labor.  Yech.

The rest of June was also a bit eventful.  The girls had their final showcase for their dance companies.  They stole our hearts as they bounced around the stage.  I’m so grateful that the Lord gave me two little girls.  I can’t believe I ever worried about it.  They are angels and I can’t believe how sweet and wonderful they are.  My parents were able to come to the performance and thoroughly enjoyed it.  (You guys have most of the pics from your trip – can you share some with me?)

We also finished the twins’ room and got it all set up!  I was so grateful to have it finished.  To this day, I walk in there and just sit in the peace that will represent them in my life.  Late at night, when I’m in a severe amount of pain (I have SPD – Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction – where my pelvis is separating prematurely and it is KILLER) and I can hardly walk and I’ve gotten up for the third time in three hours to use the restroom, I quietly peek into that room and am comforted by knowing that they’ll be here soon.  A huge thank you to everyone who helped us finish the room.  We absolutely couldn’t have gotten it finished without you and you are not out of our thoughts and gratitude when we look at it all finished.

We were able to go up to West Jordan the day after the recital and spend some time with Dovy’s half-sister, Kristi (they have different padres, but they definitely are siblings!) and her husband, Mark.  We had a barbecue and were able to visit for a little while.  They just bought a new house and it is beautiful!  They are also getting ready to be sealed in the temple and we couldn’t be more happy for them.  Congrats, you two!  Thanks for having us. :)

For some time I had been having quite a few contractions.  I had told the doc and he suggested electrolytes and a little more rest.  I had been doing that, but later in the week I went in for my first NST.  The nurse noticed I was having contractions seven minutes apart.  “Yup.  I know.  It’s been going on for a few weeks.”  The doc prescribed Nifedipine, a drug that is meant to lower your blood pressure and calm down your smooth vessels.  (No, I don’t understand exactly how this helps stop contractions, but I did take it.)  Unfortunately, this drug also has nasty side effects.  Every time I took it the first few days I got a migraine and became so flushed I felt like my face was on fire.  It made me nauseated, dizzy, and weak.  It took a lot out of me, but I had to keep taking it.  By Monday of the following week, it wasn’t working as well any more.  Doc said to hang in there.  I wasn’t near enough along to give birth at that point.  I was also put back on “Couch Potato Rest.”  Kind of like bed rest, but with a bit more movement to prevent atrophy and blood clots.

Meanwhile, I tried to keep the kids busy with visits from Papou and Yiayia, lunch outings, and getting more of the house finished.  Me and my little electric cart could be seen at many stores in and around the area.  Yeesh.