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Nashville, TN, United States
I am a mom to amazing twin girls, a wife, and I work full time. I battled infertility for 2 years and over the course of treatments, a twin pregnancy, and raising twins I managed to gain about 80 lbs. I’ve lost about 50 lbs so far and would like to lose another 50 in my quest to become a hot mama.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Contractions

So after a day and a half of decreased fetal movements, I called the doctors office.  They said the fact that I was feeling any movement was a good sign and were pretty confident that the babies had just shifted to face each other or face my back.  At any rate, they would feel better if I came in for an NST.  So I did.  Both babies were just fine with heartbeats around 135 and 140ish.  What I didn't expect to see was some contractions on the strip.  The doctor was not concerned with them and the nurse described them as very mild contractions or simply uterine irritability.  I didn't even feel most of them...with the exception of 2 of them which were slightly uncomfortable. I was sent home with the instructions to "take it easy, drink more water, and stay indoors." She also told me to call back immediately if the contractions became painful or more frequent so I can be hooked up to the monitor again.

Fortunately I am working from home today so I am taking full advantage of "Bed office" in which I lay in bed with my phone on my belly and my laptop on my legs.  In 2 more weeks I'll be starting to work from home for 2 days a week.  I am really hoping that this will allow me to continue to work until the end of this pregnancy.  I've done the math and if I can keep these babies in and keep working until 36 weeks and 4 days I'll be able to stay off right through the holidays and come back to work in January (which would be AWESOME!). Holy crap...that's only 55 days!!!

6 comments:

  1. Yikes! Take it easy Mama!!! Glad you get to be home today! :)

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  2. You scared me! I'm so glad the babies are ok and you're still baking them!! Take it easy, girl, and drink lots of water. I had contractions like you're describing and was able to hold them off with tons of water. Hang in there!

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  3. Water is the key. You've been having contractions the whole time, as every pregnant woman does, but they seem to become noticable and even uncomfortable with dehydration. It's scary though, huh?

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  4. I'm glad you're taking it easy and that you'll be working from home some soon. I'm doing part-time now and it is making the world of difference.

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  5. When I read the title of you blog I freaked out!! I am glad all is under control and that you have been told to take it easy for now and monitor things... I know it's easier said than done but try take it as easy as you can! thinking of you!!

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  6. Phew. Keep taking it as easy as you can & drink that water!

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