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My nurse suggests ice packs to ease the burning.  Good luck.  I have 6 shots remaining - can't wait to be done with that!

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: My Story
« on: January 02, 2011 at 04:39 PM »
Thanks for the welcome.  I was so surprised to see my name on Twitter!  I am SO BORED... 

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Feeling lonely
« on: December 30, 2010 at 06:09 PM »
So, are you on hospital bed rest or at home?  Sounds like hospital.  Sorry to hear that. 
My bed rest is at home, hopefully it stays that way.  I miss being able to drive a car.  I miss being able to touch my toes  :P (I'm 30 weeks today).    Isn't daytime TV just awful?  The worst hours of the day for me are 10-11 and 2-3...as far as TV entertainment goes.   
Our local library allows me to reserve books online and then my husband can just walk into and pick them up.  What else do I do to fill the time?  Emailing friends, sudoko puzzles, buying things from MY OWN registry online. 
Send me a message when you are bored during the day - I'll be around. 
Reaganh3

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / My Story
« on: December 30, 2010 at 06:00 PM »
It's a girl.  Due date is March 10th.  I have a 'history' of pre-term labor (gave birth to twins at 22w+3, they did not survive).   :(
So this pregnancy we were doing the 17p shots (began at 18 weeks).  I've been on bed rest since Nov 24th (35 days so far, but who's counting?) because I started having contractions (25 weeks at the time).  They had me taking terbutaline sulfate (sp?) for about 2 weeks to keep the cervix relaxed.  Haven't needed that stuff since.  Recently I failed my gestational diabetes tests, so now I'm watching my diet and testing my sugar 4 times a day.  At last ultrasound (29 weeks), the baby weighed 2lbs 15 oz and my cervical length was 2.5.
 My pregnancy is now being 'co-managed' by my ob/gyn and a perinatologist.  That basically means double the appointments, but it gives me some feeling that everything will be ok. 
 Anyhoo - bed rest is no fun, I'm sure you all agree.  Closest family member is 4 hours away, so I've only seen them for a few days over Thanksgiving & Christmas.  My best friend is 35 weeks pregnant and has a 2 year old, so I can't rely on her too heavily.  Basically I am alone a lot and its HARD.  :(  My husband has to use time off to take me to all these appointments, which really sucks because I would prefer him to have lots of time off available after she is born - especially if she's born early.  I worry that she'll be born early and my maternity leave will be over before she even gets to come home from the hospital.  Doctors can't give me any guess as to how many more weeks we'll go.  I am a little worried that this baby will be born on my twins 'birth day' (Feb 8th) - that would be tough - I will be 35 weeks at that point.  Didn't expect to get pregnant first try the second time around!  Seems my problems are related to finishing what I start, not fertility.   :-\

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