Today was my second full day here in the hospital after Baby A's water breaking. So far so good - I'm still here and the babies are still in. This afternoon I had a fairly long ultrasound with the MFM on duty. The babies were all looking good and were all "breathing" in the womb. Well, A and C were breathing nicely, right on command. B had to be difficult and make the doctor wait forever before she showed off her breathing skills, but she can do it too! After that the MFM wanted Baby A on a monitor to watch his heart rate for awhile. Because of how low he is the monitor wasn't working with the belts so Joe was recruited to hold the monitor in place for 30 minutes. Like a good, dedicated Daddy he held that thing until his arms fell asleep. Baby A did great though and had a nice consistent heart rate of 130-140 the entire time.
I received my second and final (for now) steroid shot last night (the MFM said if I go two more weeks I'll get another round) and took my last Idocin for contractions this evening. This makes me nervous to stop but my fingers are crossed that I won't have any contractions even without the meds. I also managed to avoid the evil leg compressor things for now. The MFM tried to get me to wear them but I pled my case (I move my legs a lot! I get up to pee! I shower daily!) against them. He still would prefer I have them on but for now I'm avoiding them. The situation is kind of sucky enough without being chained to my bed with hot, plastic wraps on my legs squeezing them every minute.
So that's it for now. I just hope to keep chugging along.