Every week that passes is a blessing, but when I awoke yesterday to the chiming of my baby center app telling me I was 32 weeks, it may have been the sweetest sound ever, and the most excited I have been by a passing week.
As many of you know, a week ago today, I was admitted to the hospital after a routine doctor's visit. I was dilated and having contractions. After a 4 day hospital stay, I was sent home to continue bed rest. There is no way to know for sure why I was showing signs of preterm labor, but with twins, it isn't very uncommon. They were able to give me medication to help develop their lungs, slow down contractions, and prevent cerebral palsy, which can happen sometimes in premature babies. It was a very scary experience, but I am home and doing well and thankful to God that they were able to stay put for a while longer. I was very lucky to have had my mom and Rhett at the doctor's appointment with me. It was great to have them there. My mom had been in town for the weekend, but stayed through this past Saturday and helped get our place in order and cooked lots of great meals!
The doctors made us feel better in knowing that even if they were to come now, they will be okay, just need quite some time in the NICU. With twins, spending time in the NICU is not uncommon, so Rhett and I had kind of mentally prepared for this reality anyways. Each day that passes is a victory, and gives these precious sweet peas more of an advantage to facing the world.
I will be home until they decide to come ( which we are hoping is weeks away) and am on moderate bed rest which means I am allowed to move around to shower, cook a meal, move from bed to couch, so it isn't so bad at all. I stay put as much as possible, and don't get up often, but it is nice to know I can. Thanks to everyone who has called, texted, and helped out in various ways, especially my lovely hubby who runs all errands (even to motherhood maternity yesterday, what a guy!), takes good care of me, makes me laugh, and gives me so much love and support! Thanks to all our family and friends who we know are there for us in the blink of an eye. We love you all.