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That's great news!

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Positive ffn
« on: January 11, 2016 at 12:40 PM »
My positive ffn was at 23 weeks.  I had my twins at 36 weeks! Stay positive :)

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Congrats! He's perfect!

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / They are here! Bedrest success!
« on: January 03, 2016 at 09:07 PM »
I was taken off of bedrest at 36 weeks on the 27th. We decided to go see a movie. Half way through the movie I started contracting 5 minutes apart. We grabbed lunch after and they went to 2 to 3 minutes apart. I went straight to the hospital and was at 4 to 5 cm already. The contractions slowed all night and were almost gone by morning even with pitocin. My doctor said most likely from a stretched uterus and being on nifedipine for 3 months. I ended up with a csection the next morning on the 28th. They are absolutely perfect! Violet Leia was 5 lbs 15oz and 19.5 inches long. Her brother, Jack Luke, was 5 lbs 13oz and 19.25 inches long. Violet had low blood sugar and stayed in the nursery for a few hours but it went up by afternoon.  We all came home together on new years eve! I can't believe how great everything turned out after all this started at 22 weeks.  I am so glad that bedrest worked and thankful for you ladies helping me get through it!

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Merry Christmas
« on: December 25, 2015 at 07:10 PM »
Merry Christmas! I spent it with my son and husband which is just perfect. Next year our whole family of five can join all of the other festivities. I enjoyed the time with my little family though today :)

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Thanks! I'm definitely nervous and excited at the same time. I hope they come on their own. Induction sounds painful! But I'll be so happy to meet these babies. I haven't noticed any difference at all yet off of the nifedipine. It's been two days now. I've read that the thin uterus is more common in twin pregnancies. It's caused by the uterus stretching too far. I've been measuring 9 weeks ahead for a while now. Yikes!

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Well after all this time keeping these babies in, now we need them to come out. My ultrasound yesterday showed that I have a very thin uterus now which could be dangerous.  I'm on bedrest until this Sunday which will be 36 weeks but then my doctor is hoping I go into labor on my own. Otherwise we are inducing right at 37 weeks! I'm nervous and excited at the same time. I stopped the nifedipine yesterday.  Has anyone else had this issue? I'm hoping I can still labor and it's not too weak.

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for December 21, 2015
« on: December 21, 2015 at 08:32 PM »
Hi everyone! Feeling great about hitting 35 weeks yesterday. Woo hoo! Not physically feeling great. Everything hurts so badly but that's ok! I'm soooo close now.

Kmm05, I was definitely feeling the same way at 30 weeks. That's when I started dilating and losing my mucus plug all the time. But I actually have made it 5 more weeks. As much as I hurt, I'm so happy that these babies are healthy. A part of me wants them out to get relief, I completely understand. You can do it!

Natig, that's nice that your husband is off for two weeks!

It's great to see everyone else hitting these milestones. Hope you all have a great Christmas!

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for December 14, 2015
« on: December 15, 2015 at 12:18 PM »
I'm so happy to see that everyone is in good spirits and hitting these awesome milestones. I know we're all missing out on holiday activities.  Christmas seems especially tough. But we areally giving the best gifts to our babies and what could be better than that?!

I had a lot of contractions Sunday and had lots of cervical mucus since then (sorry if tmi). I feel like these babies will be here by Christmas.  The contractions are breaking through the nifedipine constantly now. But I am at 34 weeks and 2 days and I'm so thrilled to have made it this far. I'm at peace with it if they come now knowing that I am doing everything possible and that we've hit such an important milestone.  I'm still looking forward to hitting 35 weeks as that was my very first goal I wanted to hit when I found out that I was having twins. Emotionally I am soooo much better now.  Physically, not so much. I'm in excruciating pain all the time now. I can barely walk and my belly is measuring 9 weeks ahead. I'm hoping there is no permanent damage to my hips and that I will recover ok after birth.  I'll worry about that then though. Right now I am celebrating this milestone! I get off of the nifedipine next week and if I make it to 36 weeks, I'll be off bedrest. It's getting so close!

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You know I'm right there with you. Wondering the same thing. My doctor says at 36 weeks I can get off bedrest.  I'm honestly not sure I'll get there. She's stopping my nifedipine tomorrow at 34 weeks and I just can't imagine not going into labor for another 2 weeks. I am worried about not having anytime to get on my feet and prepare for these babies.

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Hello….
« on: December 09, 2015 at 01:30 AM »
Hi! Our situations are similar.  I'm pregnant with twins as well. My cervix was shorter than yours when this all started at 22 weeks.  It's stayed around .4 to .5cm since 27 weeks. I'm at 33 weeks and 2 days now. I've been taking procardia every 6 hours and bedrest but no cerclage. There are so many success stories! It's kept me going this long too.

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My husband just walked in and put the Xmas tree up in our bedroom. It's like he read my mind! :)

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I'm 33 weeks and 2 days today. I've been having a lot of contractions and I'm in so much pain now. My pelvic bone feels like it's going to split in half every time I get up or even roll to my other side in bed. I'm so close to my 34 week goal though!
My family wants to come over for Christmas but we live in a tiny little townhouse with nowhere for everyone to sit and the house is a disaster. My husband can barely keep up with working full time and taking care of me and our 2 year old. I can tell they are all disappointed and I feel guilty but I think that many people here all at once would just be too stressful. I'm the one who decorates, so it looks like no Christmas decorations this year. I'm a little bummed out.

Joansjojo, congrats! That's amazing that you're both home together!

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My doctor keeps saying that she doesn't think I'll get to 34 weeks so I guess that should be my next goal!

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I know exactly how you feel kmuss! As much as it was a relief to get to 32 weeks, it's so hard to be so close to term and not make it. My next goal is 35 weeks.  Twins seem to do really well at that point from everything I've seen. I just want to take my babies home with me so badly.

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