Sunday, September 20, 2009

Day 3 in the Hospital

Day 3 (Sunday) so far has been a great day. Contractions are now irregular and only show up once or twice an hour and Ann-Marie doesn't even feel them. In the morning the doctor gave the instruction to reduce in half the amount of magnesium sulfate (goes into Ann-Marie via IV). The result was Ann-Marie became more and more alert throughout the day. Around 8 p.m. the nurses will remove the magnesium sulfate - YEAH!

After that the nurses will give Ann-Marie nifedipine every four hours (an oral medication that helps the uterus relax). If the contractions stay under control with the nifedipine, she will continue to take it until her body is ready to deliver.

We'll watch Ann-Marie through the night to see if the contractions start up again. Hopefully not, and the doctors and nurses will just continue to monitor for any changes. As for long term we don't know if Ann-Marie will come home or stay in the hospital. The doctors will make that decision based on how everything goes from here.

We sure are grateful for everyone's prayers! We feel them and know that they are being answered. Thank you for your love and support.


  1. We are praying for you! You are such champs!! It sounds like Ann-Marie and the babies are in good hands.
    We're so grateful for this blog. We hope all goes well tonight. Love you guys!

  2. Holy Cow!! Keep up the great work - both of you!! We are praying for you from Sandy and hope all goes well. Stratton asked today where Ellis moved too. We'll have to visit once the babies are here and you are comfortable with people seeing them. We miss you!!! Good luck!

  3. So glad to hear that things are stabilizing!

  4. Oh my goodness! Oh my goodness! Oh my goodness! Thank you for keeping us so updated! It sounds like it's been a crazy past few days. I can't believe how well Ann-Marie has done so far. We hope the babies are able to stay in longer. You're definitely in our prayers!

  5. I'm so glad things are doing better. I was on Mag and I know it's awful. I'm glad they're going to take you off of it!

  6. Wow wow WOW!!! Wishing so much I lived nearby and could come visit you. Sure do love you kiddos - and your future kiddos. Sounds like it's no longer one day at a time - it's one hour at a time now! Thinking about and praying for you all!!