Saturday, March 14, 2009

Mother Hen

Both Anita and baby #4 are doing well. We met with the doctor on Friday night and during his examination she had four contractions and was experiencing quite a bit of pain. He was able to rule out an apendicitus as well as a cyst. He also determined that she was not in labor but that the contractions were braxton-hicks (sp?). The pain she has been experiencing is probably tendonitus and I am not sure how it all works, but somehow this could be related to the bacterial infection she had earlier in the week. He did say that it was good that we came down because this is the kind of thing that can trigger a premature labor - and at 27 weeks, we don't want that. He has admitted her for two nights for monitoring and to deal with some preventative issues. He visited her again this morning (Saturday) and she should be released on Sunday. We are truly grateful for the Lord's hand in all of this.


Laura said...

What a relief! I hope you're back to 100% soon and can enjoy the extra time with your family (though I have to say that Danny is disappointed he won't get to see you next month!). We'll continue to pray!

Natalie said...

Wow, I will be praying for all of you. I haven't checked the blog recently so I didn't know but I am happy to hear that things have calmed down for Anita a little. Praise God you were able to get to SA with no problems and that she is properly being taken care of.

Lishe said...

we'll pray too! Baby 4 must stay in the stomach for a while longer!