There was a little excitement in the Agro house this week! We received a good report from my OB on Thursday and a good biophysical result at the maternal fetal specialist on Friday. With all the good news, I didn't think twice about going out for tea with my mom, Cousin Linda and Colleen on Saturday for my mom's birthday. Tea was fantastic, but I guess the babies weren't as thrilled with my afternoon plans. After feeling uncomfortable most of the day on Saturday, Joe and I started timing my contractions Saturday evening, and we ended up in the hospital a little after midnight.
The doctor did a thorough exam and determined that my body was just practicing for labor (I guess my body hasn't been listening to me tell everyone that I've scheduled a c-section for the sole purpose of avoiding labor). And seriously, 6-8 contractions an hour seems a little extreme for "practice" -- don't you agree?! The doctor sent us home from the hospital at about 4:30 in the morning and told me not to come back until the contractions were 5 minutes apart (for those of you who don't do math -- that's 12 contractions per hour). No, thank you!
I wish I had an update on the babies' growth developments, but they won't be measured for another two weeks. My growth development is a little easier to track: