Amy and Aiden came in last week to stay with me. It was soo much fun to have a distraction with Little Aiden's being there. Poor Amy had two babies now to care for, but she did a wonderful job.
Stephen came in for my doctor's appointment, which I thought would be routine. However, my cervix had shortened, and the doctor wanted to know more about what was going on; so we came to the hospital for monitoring, fully expecting to go back to the condo in the evening. During our monitoring session, we discovered that I was having frequent contractions, and, unfortunately, the doctors were unable to stop them with routine medicine. They admitted me to the hospital, and used a drug called Magnesium Sulfate to try to stop the contractions. The MagSulfate has helped tremendously, but they have not been able to stop the contractions altogether. They are now trying to determine the best combination of drugs to keep things quiet. Most of the doctors that we have talked to seem to feel that I will be in the hospital for the remainder of my pregnancy. We'll know for sure on Monday when Dr. Elliott gets back to town.
My Mom came in to town on Sunday to start her "shift." (I'm actually transcribing for Ellen, right now - GAH) Instead of being settled in a cute condo in Scottsdale, she has couch duty at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix.
All babies are healthy and growing the way they should. They each weigh approximately 1 pound. They now think we have 3 girls and 2 boys; so I have come to the conclusion that we will have to wait until they're born to know for sure.