Hello from Labor and Delivery visit number one and hopefully this will be the only stop here before November or even better December. I thought I did a great job on Day One of bed rest on Thursday, but babies had different ideas and I started having contractions 5-10 minutes apart which brought me to the Maternal Assessment Center where we got to monitor everyone for a while. The doctors ended up deciding to admit me, have me on magnesium to slow down the contractions and put in a cerclage so that we can keep everything shut nice and tight until babies have been in there longer. The magnesium was no fun and I was one sick mama overnight Thursday night, but once we got that reduced down to a minimum I was doing better and ready for my cerclage procedure. There is a part of me that appreciates that I got to have it done since I know a little more what to expect from the spinal block that I'll have with the c-section farther down the road as well. I'm now off the mag and haven't started contracting any more which is a good sign so hopefully I'll get to go back to bed rest at home tomorrow.
I'll leave you with my 22 week belly, this time from up above, the best I can do in the hospital bed!