Tuesday, December 27, 2011

In The Homestretch

I'm 35 weeks and 1 day today. I can't believe we've made it this far, especially after the preterm labor episode three weeks ago. I had my last OB appointment before my schedule c-section today, and Dr. C said I have a super cervix. Not much change with my cervix. BP was 118/80 and I gained weight in the last week...152 lbs. Wow, 4lbs in one week! It must have been the Christmas cookies I ate in the last couple days! I was really surprised that I gained that much since I really haven't eaten that much. Dr. C predicts I'm carrying close to 12 lbs of baby! I believe it because I feel like it! I feel like a whale. They are also positioned like shoes in a shoebox. Baby A is head down and Baby B is head up.

The most difficult part lately of this pregnancy has been sleep. I can't sleep well at all. I did wake up on Christmas Eve morning with some contractions, but they seemed to fade as I drank a lot of water and rested in bed on my left side. That night I also slept in the bed for the first time in weeks and I was comfortable for about 30 minutes and then had to change positions. Needless to say, I got little sleep that night. Back to the recliner and it takes me awhile to get comfortable. The twins are kicking and punching me in the ribs like crazy...more so than ever, which is making sleep very difficult too. Neither baby seems to like me on either side when sleeping. Depending how I sleep, either my belly/ribs or back hurt.

Despite the lack of sleep, it is pretty amazing to see the girls growing (or should I say, feel them growing?) It's crazy how strong they are getting. I love feeling their hiccups. I love seeing their body movements through my skin. I love knowing that these girls are mine. Simply amazing.

Five more days and we meet our girls! We are so excited and I must admit, I'm a little nervous. Surgery always makes me nervous. With my DD, I was tired after pushing and when they mentioned c-section, I was all for it. I'm going into this c-section knowing with a clear, alert mind on what's going to happen. The end result is being able to hold our girls, so I'll just have to focus on them when the nerves get to me.

We are in the homestretch!!!


  1. YEAH! How exciting. I'm sorry sleep is so rough but it does make even the 2 hour stretch or such once they are here seem great. Can't wait to hear more and hope you have a wonderful time with all of your girls and hubby.

  2. Thank you! I'm looking forward to lack of sleep with the twins...at least, I'll be able to sleep in a normal position.