I am about to write a very different post than I planned to write today. Joey had a normal weekly OB appointment scheduled. They have all been so uneventful that I even debated not going with her. So so glad I went. We saw our favorite ultrasound tech at 8 then we had to wait over an hour to see the doc. He was out of the office (in deliveries) so we saw the ARNP instead. We were getting raving reviews about Joey’s BP and the babies’ growth (3’3 and 3’5 pounds) until our fantastic day came to a screeching halt. Joey mentioned to the nurse that she had some cramping last night “but nothing too intense” and the nurse decided to do an internal exam. She looked worried and said that Joey was dilated some. Another ARNP came in and did another internal exam. She was equally worried. Joey and I won a trip to labor and delivery for monitoring. We were both concerned but not freaking out as we felt that the nurses were just being overly cautious. Fast forward about an hour. Monitors engaged. Doctor called to do a check. He finds that Joey is about 70% effaced and 2 cm dilated. Cue my internal freak out!! 29.5 weeks is TOO SOON! The OB says that Joey will need to be on magnesium to try and stop this labor and she will get the steroid shots (for lung development). He also said bedrest for the rest of the pregnancy. (Please let that be a long time!) So Joey will definitely be in the hospital until Monday and we are really really (to the power of infinity) hoping that our boys stay put for at least another month. Worst moment: looking at the monitor and seeing the contractions coming at regular intervals of 4-6 minutes. Thankfully the contractions seem to have slowed down now. This is scary stuff.