Thursday, January 10, 2008

Maggie & The Twins

On Sunday, Maggie had a bad coughing spell and thought she may have dislocated a rib, her and Jerrod decided to go into the ER. Upon arrival, she found out she was in labor with the twins' at 28 weeks along and was having contractions 3-4 minutes apart. Maggie and Jerrod were rushed by ambulance from Astoria to Portland's Emanuel Hospital, where they have an excellent NICU. Maggie was given medication to stop her contractions and medication to help strengthen the twins' lungs. Her contractions have stopped, although she is dilated to 2 cm and 75% effaced. Contractions began again for her on Monday and was given more medication and they have stopped, so at least we know the medication works on her body. She is still in the hospital, but is feeling great and is in good spirits and getting lots of rest. She is hoping to be discharged soon, but will be staying with Jerrod's brother and his wife a few miles away from the hospital and on bed rest. The girls are measuring at 2 pounds, 12 oz and 2 pounds, 15 oz, so let's hope they get a little more time to bake. Maggie, just know you and the girls are in our thoughts everyday and we are wishing you the best. You have lots of family and friends behind you and you are in everyone's prayers. We love you!