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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.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Visit to Labor and Delivery

Saturday night around 12:30 I started to have some really painful contractions...the kind that start in your back and radiate around.  I didn't think anything of it since I have been having contractions for about the past 3 weeks.  They were painful enough though that I couldn't sleep.  I moved from my bed, to the glider in the nursery, to the couch.  Nothing seemed to help.  Around 3am they were bad enough that I decided to take a hot shower (an cry the whole time).  Still in pain.  I went back to the couch where I stayed so I wouldn't wake DH up.  I fell into a light sleep for about an hour.

When DH got up he started timing my contractions which ranged from 2 minutes to 8 minutes apart and were really intense.  We decided to play it safe and head to the hospital.

While we were there they hooked me up tot he monitors which showed that all of my contractions were 2-4 minutes apart.  The doctor came in and did a cervical.  I am still 80% effaced but am 1cm dilated now. The doctor could feel baby A's head and said he felt my bag of water bulging through my cervix.  I BEGGED them to stop the contractions but the doctor said they won't do that unless they are "productive contractions" meaning they are causing me to dilate.  Since I wasn't in "real" labor they sent me home.

I have been in an unbelievable amount of pain since all of this has started.  A am definitely at the "I am done" point in this pregnancy. I was selfishly hoping that I was in labor so I can get these babies out.  Don't get me wrong, I am glad I wasn't in real labor and we've bought ourselves a little more time, but the thought of going on like this for another 2-3 weeks makes me cry (literally... I've cried several times thinking about it).

I just pray that all of this preterm labor eases up so I can at least get a few decent nights of rest before the babies come.  I asked the nurse how much longer she thought I had and her response was "You could go into full blow labor tomorrow morning or you can go for another 3 or 4 weeks." Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.


  1. ((hugs))

    Too bad you can't transfer the pain to the male doctor. That only seems fair since if you're not in "real" labor, the pain's not real so it shouldn't bother him, right?

  2. Hang in there! I delivered my twins at 33w5d (in May). You are doing a great job.


  3. Emily I am sorry your in so much pain. I pray your babies get her safe and your pain subsides right away.

  4. Oh girl, this is such a hard time! I begged at 37 weeks to have them because I hit the wall at 33 weeks too. Hang in there, I hope you get some relief. Cry all you want!!

  5. Sorry you're going through so much pain, but for your sake and theirs, I hope they get some more time on the inside! Here's hoping the contractions just disappear for awhile.

  6. Oh wow, I'm so sorry you're in so much pain. Hang in there!!!

  7. oh man! I really feel for you! I know exactly how you feel! you want big healthy full term babies... but the thought of going another day makes you want to cry your eyes out! I remember wishing I could be out in a temporary coma for a few weeks so I didnt have to be in so much pain! Im so sorry! good luck!

  8. This has to be so tough at this point but hang in there. I really hope you get some good rest before those babies show up!

  9. Oh sweetie that sounds like no fun at all. I am so sorry you are in so much pain and that there isn't nothing they can do to help ease it. I will pray for the pain t ease and the baby to come if it's time for them to be born. BIG HUGE HUGS xxx

  10. Hold on, Emily. I know exactly what you're going through right now. The painful contractions, feeling huge and uncomfortable, the trips to the hospital ... it's so hard, I know. And so unbelievably frustrating, too. But you can do it, just try and take it one hour at a time. Every hour you get is a victory. I know it's hard to remember though when the pain of the contractions keeps time crawling though.

    You've gotten the babies to nearly 34 weeks now. If they're born now they will be okay, so you can feel very proud of yourself. I felt just like you're feeling the week before my delivery -- it was like my body couldn't give another ounce of energy, it was totally spent. I think that means you're really close, so as nice as 3 weeks would be for the babies, they're safe now and I don't think you will have to deal with those contractions for another 3 weeks. Either they will progress and you'll get drugs to stop them or the drugs won't hold and you'll deliver. Either way you will get relief and your babies will be okay.

    Praying hard for you. *hugs*

  11. Thhinking about you all the time!!! XOX