Thursday, August 19, 2010

32 weeks and counting?

This week I hit my 32 week mark, to celebrate I went into labor. I was having contractions all day on Monday and then when they got to about 3 minutes apart we went to the hospital. They hooked me all up and sure enough contractions every 2 minutes. I was all hooked up for about an hour as they watched me and the baby. I never got closer together so they did a physical exam and I was not dilated at all. The baby was perfectly happy and not an any distress so they gave me some morphine and sent me home.

Well to say the least the contractions did not go away. So after a long night of tossing and turning and only getting some sleep because of the morphine, I called my doctor (who had been out of town) and asked what he wanted me to do. I went in to see him and again he checked me out, no dilation, just really annoying, and painful, contractions.

So my wonderful doctor ordered anti-labor medication, so my contractions would not cause me to dilate, and bed rest for at least 2 weeks. I love the fact that I am not dilating and that the contractions have stopped but I am not sure what is worse, the contractions or the anti-labor medication that cause me to shake uncontrollably and have horrible headaches. Oh well, what is good for the baby is what matters right now.

Our little boy has been such a tropper through this pregnancy! He has gone through so much just to get to this world. I have a feeling that he is going to do great things with his life! I can't wait to hold him in my arms (when he is full term) and kiss his face.

My wonderful husband has been so great through out all of the test and trials that we have had to face! I love him so much and I know that I could not have made it if he wasn't right there holding my hand. He has given me so many blessings through out this pregnancy that it makes me feel truly blessed to have the priesthood in my home! Dale, Thank you so much for being that man that is worthy to have the priesthood and use it when it is needed. Our son will be able to look to his father as a great example for the man that he wants to become! I love you Dale!

Our lives have been intresting these past few weeks and we are loking forward to the adventures to come. Thank you all for your continued prayers on our family'e behalf. We are blessed to have you all in our lives!