Friday, February 20, 2009

Pregnancy news

Dear Friends and Family,

I thought I should take a few minutes and let everyone know what has been going on the past few days. Wednesday, Kelli and I had a routine doctors appointment in Roosevelt. As a precaution, Dr Nolte wanted us to head over to the OB department @ UBMC to see if Kelli was having any contractions as she was a little dialated. (1cm). Well, it turns out she was. Not that Braxton-Hicks contactions are a big deal, but she was having several an hour. (most of which she could not feel) They gave her some medication and it appears to be controlling them. After an overnight stay, and another check by Dr Nolte on thursday morning, he felt she had dilated a little more during the night. (2cm) and she was still needing medication to control the contractions.

After a few conversations, we felt it would be much better and safer to get Kelli (and our precious little baby girls) to the city in the unlikely event that we deliver early. (mind you, we are only at the end of our 23rd week) So,... (although this sounds dramatic), they felt it would be best to send out the U of U neonatal Life-Flight team in the helicopter for an express trip to the city.

I followed a few hours later and spent the night with her at the U of U Medical Center in their high risk labor/delivery department. They monitored her all night and the babies every 2 hours and I'm happy to say that everything appears to be okay for now. It does not appear that she has dialated anymore and they are still able to keep the contractions at bay. At this time they feel she is "stable" and have moved us into another room and wing for 100% bed rest. So, I guess all things considered, things are going good.....BUT, we need time to pass....Our first goal will be 24 weeks, then 28 and then 32+. Our intent is to keep Kelli out here for the duration of the pregnancy which with any luck will be a very boring and uneventfull 3 1/2 months. I will be traveling back and forth as needed for work and to take care of our little boy.

Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers!!!



Dean said...

Alan and Kelli, you will be in our thoughts and prayers. I hope everything goes smoothly and that your 2 precious daughters can "camp out" for a little while longer. Let us know if there is anything we can do for you, we may live far away but we would love to help if we can! Love you guys!

The Nybergs said...

Alan- Holy cow! If you guys need anything at all, please let us know. If you need us to take Dalton or anything, we will. Please tell Kelly to hang in there. We are praying for you guys. We love you!
Derek and Josie
PS It doesn't sound dramatic, just smart!

rouskafamily said...

You have our thoughts and prayers. If you need anything, count on us!! Kelli just cross your legs!!! I use to be a Doctor and that is real professsional advise!!! Keep us posted, we will be checking in on you!!!

TeriLyn said...

We are thinking about you and praying for you. We love you guys! Wish we were there to come keep you company Kelly!

Jamie said...

I am so sorry. If there is anything we can do let us know. We will keep you in our prayers. I hope everything goes good we are heading out to the city in March we will make sure we stop in to visit you Kelli. We love you guys. Please Please Please let us know if we can do anything.

Rusts said...

hey guys, just a little note to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Looks like I need to come up with an excuse to head down to Salt Lake and visit a few times!!! Hang in there!

Love you
Amber & Thomas

Sara said...

Alan, Kelli and family you are in our daily thoughts and prayers. Kelli, I know you are where you need to be. I know it will be tough being away from Dalton, but in the end it will be worth it. I would love to come out during the weekdays while your family is working and bring Dalton to see you. I will keep touch with you and your family. I Love you all. Take care.
Sara and family

Ashly said...

Man alive!! That is pretty scary. I hope those little babies stay put for a very, very long time! Let me know when Kelli is up for a visit and I'll come keep her company for a while (sans kids). Count on the city Hutcheons for whatever you need - - we are ready to help!!