Tuesday, September 25, 2012

So close...

From Tuesday, September 25.

Yesterday CJ and I got to spend some quality time together on L&D.  I started having this bizarre and very painful left shoulder and back pain that came in waves since Sunday night.  The pain got so bad yesterday that I was in tears and could barely breathe.  Around 3pm, I called the nurse who suggested I head in to L&D so that I could at least get some pain meds.

At L&D, they hooked me up to the monitors and the babies looked great.  Then they did an ultrasound and baby girl is still head down and baby boy is breach.  Their fluid levels looked good too.  On the monitor, I was having frequent painful contractions every 2-5 minutes and some monster contractions that lasted for 3-4 minutes.  During my 1st check, I was 2/50/-3.  Then, they gave me some percocet which totally helped so that I could cope with the pain.

 A couple of hours later I had progressed to 3/75/-2, so they recommended that I stay because this could actually be labor, but I had to get to 4cm.  So after 2 more hours of painful contractions, they rechecked me and I was still at a 3.  Huge Bummer.  CJ and I had tried not to get too excited but it was hard not and then to find out that we would be going home was a big let down.  At this point, it was time for more percocet and then we were heading home.  The nurses and doctors were hopeful that I would be in full blown labor either in a few hours or within the next couple of days.

I got some sleep overnight, but continued to have intermittent painful contractions, but nothing unbearable.  I just washed a lot of dishes and may go for a quick walk to try to get things going before my doctor's appointment at 9am this morning.  I cannot wait to meet these babies!!

Come on little eagles...we are ready for you!!


  1. So so close now! I hope you have a smooth delivery.

  2. Whoa, that shoulder pain sounds intense... wonder what was happening there. It does sound to me like you are incredibly close to meeting your little ones and I wish you the best of luck for an easy delivery! So exciting!

  3. You are getting so close!! I hope everything goes smooth and quickly for you!! Meeting those precious babies will be incredible:)

  4. So exciting!!! Best of luck with your delivery!

  5. Can't believe time is almost here. Many congrats!