Well, Saturday night I couldn't sleep a wink (not too unusual) but usually it is because of back pain, heartburn, etc. This time it was those things combined with BH's that wouldn't stop. A few were a bit uncomfortable, but nothing painful. At around 5 am (after no sleep) I took a long warm shower and collapsed about 6am to sleep for a few hours. On Sunday, BH's continued, but weren't too distressful, but because they kept coming we decided better to be extra cautious.
I was so worried the nurses would dismiss me as a "ninny", but in reality they were very nice, concerned and helpful. I was hooked up and both LO's HBs were great. The monitoring was showing clear contractions every 8-10 minutes, so they gave me a bag of IV and some Procardia. They also checked my cervix (not length) and I was dilated a fingertip with 30% effaced. Ugh. Not what I wanted to hear, but the nurse said with twins it isn't uncommon to dilate some this early and still hang in there for weeks. (Anyone know if this is accurate?)
Did the fFN test, and thankfully that was negative (yeah!) so nurse said that gives me 7-10 days clear? This was my first experience with that test.
Stayed for a few hours. Contractions slowed a bit although my uterus was still very "irritable" but because the contractions were not as regular they let me go home. I am on strict bed rest--but only until I can be checked with MFM tomorrow. HOPEFULLY nothing further has progressed.
I feel miserable today. Very nauseous--got sick this morning twice (from the Procardia, maybe?) and still contracting today, but indeed, less regular. I have so much to do...laying in bed doesn't fit into my plans at all.:(
And today is poor DH's birthday. I feel so badly I can't make his homemade carrot/coconut cake and can't go out to dinner either. He says he understands, but still...I feel horrible.