The last 24-hours have been great... and "interesting"... all at the same time!
I went for a swim yesterday - it was fantastic!!! Well, I wouldn't really call it swimming... more like floating with a little bit of arms flapping around in the water :) David got quite a kick out of seeing me move so slowly :) But regardless, it felt awesome! Floating was fantastic - took all (well, most) of the weight off and the babies seemed to like it too. It's amazing how much my actual stroke is already restricted, and absolutely no flip-turns, but it still felt great. The really fun part... I had to buy a new suit. It is 10 sizes bigger than my old one! Holy cow! It's funny to see the looks on people's faces when I come out of the locker room - of course they assume it's one baby and that I'm probably 8 months prego!
The babies have been moving like crazy this weekend! The music at church, then the bands at the Christmas parade, and of course any time I am trying to relax and get comfortable :) I think they also had a growth spurt... at least that's what I think now. We had a really fun Saturday night... it started with a great dinner with a friend of ours, and ended when we came home from the ER at 11:30pm. Ugh. The wonderful news is that everything is just fine! About an hour after dinner I initially called the doctor because I was feeling a lot of pressure and of course I'm a little freaked out about preterm labor... I have no idea what it feels like, but have read about every warning sign there is! He thought everything was okay, but recommeded I head in to get checked out just in case.
Instead of going in the normal ER, you actually get to go straight to the Birthing Center... cool because you don't have to wait in line :) Don't get too excited - we were still there for 3 hours. They monitor the babies heartrates, monitor you for contractions, and do some other tests and ask a bunch of questions. The lady was really nice... and we got to watch "Speed TV" I think it was called, so David got his muscle car fix :) We all got a clean bill of health and went home to bed. It was hours we would have loved to spend doing other things, but in the end, I'm glad we went. The same pains persisted, which I now attribute to growing pains, and without the checkup I'm sure I would have been freaked out all night. Oh, the fun things I'm learning on this crazy journey :)