My pregnancy was pretty normal and we anxiously awaited the 36 week to 38 week mark, which is when many twins arrive. Starting around 30 weeks I was having lots of irregular contractions so around midnight of October 18th, I ignored the pains I was feeling. Around 5am of the 19th I woke up and timed my contractions every 10 minutes for about an hour. I was nervous to tell Jake I thought I was in labor because he had a presentation for his business group at 8:30 that morning. I hesitantly woke him about 6:30 and told him what was going on. I asked if he wanted to take separate cars to the hospital in case it was a false alarm he could make his meeting and I could drive back home. We loaded our bags and car seats, turned on the dishwasher and headed out in the same vehicle.
We were in triage for about an hour, walked for an hour, and were finally sent home when nothing had progressed. I was so disappointed when the contractions suddenly slowed to one an hour. We went to my parents house to hang out for a little while because they live much closer to the hospital. I took a nap, watched some tv and ignored the cramping again. Late afternoon, we accepted that nothing was happening that day. Around 8pm everything started up again with a new level of intensity! We headed back to the hospital and were there for another hour. I was in so much pain and could not keep anything down, even water. I was given Morphine, Terbutaline and Ambien. Although none of them worked, I was sent home again! Because I was a few days short of 37 weeks (full term), they were not allowed to help me progress including breaking my water or giving me Pitocin.
|Grandpa Lyle meeting Oliver|
|Uncle Scott meeting Oliver|
Wyatt was accompanied by 4 nurses and a security guard which left no room for another passenger. Jake met the helicopter at the hospital to be with Wyatt. After several CT Scans and EEG tests, we were told there was no evidence of any permanent brain damage due to his episode. Wyatt spent 8 long days in the NICU.
|Wyatt Daniel stretching out|
These boys definitely keep us on our toes!
|Just before Wyatt's helicopter ride|
|Wyatt and Oliver|
|Oliver and Wyatt|