Saturday, May 1, 2010

Progress for the sake of Progress!

So I know I have been horrible about updating on here. I was so diligent with updating at almost every appointment when I was pregnant with Cameron, but somehow it seems almost impossible to have 15 minutes to sit down and jot down a few notes!

So, this week was an interesting one. On Wednesday morning I started getting some aching sharp pains in my lower back, so I called the doctors office and asked what I should do. At first they told me to go in to the lab to be checked for a UTI, so in the afternoon I did. But then I called them back concerned because I wouldn't get the results until the next day. When I mentioned my history with pre-term labor they said I should come in and get monitored just in case.

When I got to the hospital, I got hooked up to the monitors and they tested me for the UTI. Turns out I DID have a UTI (no big surprise as I was pretty sure I did) But I was also mildly contracting. They asked me if I had received the steroid shots to help her lungs develop, which I hadn't. So they gave me the first of 2 steroid shots (the second one I had to come back to the dr's the next day to receive, and by the way, those are not pleasant!) and a shot of terbutaline to stop the contractions. If you have never felt the lovely affects of terb, then count yourself lucky! I spent the next 2 hours shaking uncontrollably and feeling like my heart was going to explode from my chest!

Thankfully my cervix was still good and closed, and the contractions were stopped. I am trying to take it very easy! So my mom came down to help us out. We have been getting a LOT done this weekend. She has helped me wash and sort through all of the clothes for little girl. We cleaned and washed the carseats (Cam's definitely needed it too!) Getting a good spring cleaning done on the house which I have been wanting to do for sooo long but physically couldn't! It's nice to feel like I have everything almost ready for her. Only a couple things left to do and we are SET!