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26 weeks pregnant with twins (a week late!)

Hello! So, the picture below is officially a week late, as I will be 27 weeks tomorrow. Also, you’ll see that there is now an inconvenient door in the background of the photo rather than a grey wall. Although it doesn’t make these weekly photos look nearly as nice, it means that there has been progress in the nursery! Below is a sneak look at what is now on the blank wall where I had been doing these belly shots :)

pintopinterestpintopinterestIt’s been a while since I’ve posted a pregnancy update, and the only part of it that stands out as being noteworthy is the news from this week: I’m now on bed rest. I felt my first couple contractions while shooting the toasts during last weekend’s gorgeous wedding (talk about bad timing!!), and on Tuesday this week my doctor told me I needed to be tracking them. So I did, and it turns out they were happening every 2-3 minutes consistently. They aren’t painful, but definitely obvious. I called the on-call nurse, who recommended I go into Labor & Delivery at the hospital to be monitored.

While hooked up to three monitors (one for my contractions, and one for each of the babies’ heart beats), it was clear that I was indeed having regular contractions. I was given an an IV of fluids and an injection of Terbutaline to stop the contractions. Thankfully, my body was giving no other signs of labor and after a couple hours, the contractions calmed down. I was dismissed from the hospital with orders to be on bedrest and to take a medication (basically a muscle relaxer) as needed when I felt more than 6 contractions each hour.

I saw my dr. yesterday, and explained that I was still having contractions but primarily only when I would stand or sit upright. She gave me another pill to take and told me I will need to remain on bed rest.

Overall, I am encouraged that the babies are doing well and that I have no other signs of labor! Bed rest will absolutely be challenging, as thrive on being busy and productive…but I will keep my eyes on the goal, which is healthy, full-term babies!!

I am SO thankful and blessed beyond measure to have such a wonderful, encouraging and supportive husband throughout this time. We’ve also felt so blessed by our supportive friends and family. If that’s you, here’s a BIG thank you and hug :)

For those of you reading this who have been on bed rest, what are your top tips to endure this season??

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  • Janene Taylor

    Aw sweetie I feel for you – bed rest was certainly torture for me! 2 months is a long time to lay around! Are you prepared otherwise or do you have a lot more planning to get done before the little ones pop out? I’m curious (you don’t have to answer if it’s to personal!!!!) did the doctor mention if you will be having a c-section or natural birth? Multiple births amaze me! :) I’m looking forward to reading more of your updates and cheering you on! P.S.: Did you write that blog about weight gain during pregnancy? I think I must have missed it.

  • Theresa Smith

    I think I missed that blog post too! :( I can’t seem to find it.

  • Miriam Woody

    I’ve really enjoyed reading about your pregnancy news. Sorry to hear you’re on bedrest! Will you still be able to do weekly belly photos? And I would love to know what photographer you and your husband used (or will be using) for maternity photos! Will you be posting those as well? I will cross my fingers for you that you’ll be able to (or get help to) finish that nursery before those babies come into the world! :)

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