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We just arrived home from the hospital.

I went in on Thursday.

I had a regular scan appointment on Thursday, as I walked in the appointment the nurse there (who also works with the doctor's at the hospital) mentioned how I "got out" referring to the 1st hospital visit. Well the babies looked great.  Nugget A is 2.7 lbs and B is 2.3 lbs.  Looking good for 28 weeks!!  Then the cervical scan happened ...the doctor said 2.6.  Then he said, "time for you to go back to L&D".  I started laughing. I asked if he was joking.  He replied, "no ma'am.  You've had a drastic change in 1 week and you're still having contractions, time to be readmitted for bed rest". 

I put my hands over my face and started laughing, the nurse tried to give me a tissue.  I was like, "I'm not crying, I'm laughing because I cannot believe this is happening again".

I called The Hubs and he left work to meet me at the hospital. He wasn't a happy camper. They monitored me and right away established my contractions were regular and close.  This is the reason we're thinking the length keeps shortening too.  So I got another shot to make them stop. 

Called the girls and let them know another shower is going to be canceled.  :(  I was so sad.  The doctor came in Friday morning and mentioned that we could possibly use a conference room downstairs in the hospital for the shower.  My besties were all over it.  They rearranged everything.  They were totally awesome and everyone was able to come.  I was very grateful. My doctor gave me a 2 hour window to be wheelchair-ed down there.

Hostesses with the mostess!

The whole group
As you can see, it was supposed to be a tea party theme.  They actually had it planned at a little tea house in Grapevine and since that was thwarted, we made due.  Again, I was so grateful to all four of them and the work they put into the making the event come together.  If you need a shower planned in less than 24 hours, I recommend them for sure! :o)

I spent the rest of the weekend, in a hospital bed.  My family was in town (for the shower) so Josh was actually entertaining company at our house and I'm stuck in the hospital.  My mom was very helpful too and everyone took turns hanging out with me.

This morning I saw the doctors again and was scanned again.  I've been monitored for the last 3.5 days and they felt that I was stablized enough to try at home bed rest.  Woohoo!  Definitely good news.

So I'm home as of this morning.  I'm helplessly dependent on The Hubs -- which is hard for me, I'm very independent, buuut I'm home. 

Now I just need to not contract regularly or my length cannot change drastically again and I'll be able to stay home on bed rest for the remainder of this pregnancy.  Otherwise I'll be back in the hospital.  I'll eventually be back on hospital bed rest but since the goal is to get to 36 weeks...that's 8 weeks away.  I'd rather spend as much of that time at home.  I will add that Baylor Medical Center in Grapevine is steller but it's being stuck in a hospital that's not fun.

So wish us luck.  The Nuggets need to stay in my belly for a lot longer so they can get nice and plump and come out all perfect.

XOXO - Lindz

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