Sunday, May 31, 2009

Entering...The Twilight Zone

I must confess that I'm probably not as miserable as many might think I would be. Honestly, since my school let out and I've been able to rest at home, I'm feeling pretty good overall. But the past few nights have been really rough. Lucas was in my rib for a long time. Then he moved and it seemed to feel better. But 2 or 3 nights ago, he seemed to move back. I can't get comfortable at night and the rib hurts so bad, I want to cry. It's agonizing getting in and out of bed to go to the bathroom. I'm hoping maybe he moved head down again; then at least some good will have come from him moving again!

I've also noticed I have been sleeping SO much! I'm sleeping an average of 9.5 hours a night. (Of course, that doesn't count the endless times I wake up to go potty or reposition myself.) Then, yesterday afternoon, I fell asleep on the couch and took quite a long nap. This is very unusual for me. I realize I am growing two babies and carrying around some extra weight, but I have never slept like this with past pregnancies. A friend suggested it's my body preparing itself for labor. Perhaps, but I hope it's not going to last so long that I need THIS much energy! LOL

Well tomorrow is June! Looks like these babies may be June bugs! We're about to enter the 9th month. For those that know me well, it is time to avoid me until delivery. For those that don't know me as well, please don't take anything I say personal. Past experiences prove I am not an enjoyable person to be around the last few weeks of pregnancy. And as much as I realize it, I can't seem to control it. Hormones will fly. But sweet little me will be back...just as soon as two sweet little babies decide to make their way into this world. :)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Getting anxious

I know we're all getting a bit anxious to meet these precious ones.  LD is probably the most anxious of all, since she feels she's as big as a house (but I think she looks fabulous!).  People are always saying stuff like "When are those babies going to get here?"  and all I can say is "When they get here!  They haven't let us in on their plans."

Nathan and I were talking the other day and both feel the same way.  We're really ready for the waiting for their birth day to arrive, but at the same time, we're not sure if we're ready to be parents.  Is anyone ever ready???  

That's another question I get constantly:  "Do you have everything ready yet?"  Standard answer: "If they come today, we'd be okay.  But that doesn't mean that everything is done.  I don't think that will ever happen!"

Ooh!  And the question I hate most:  "Aren't you glad you don't have to be the one carrying all that baby around?"  or  "Aren't you glad you get to sleep through the night for now?"  Ugh!  First version: "No.  I'd trade it in an instant." (people just don't get it, do they?)  Second version: "Are you kidding?  I haven't gotten to sleep through the night the past 4 months!  I'm inducing lactation and have to pump at night."  :P

I know they all mean well and our situation is a bit different to everyone.  I don't really mind answering the questions, because I figure it's just their way of trying to feel involved.  But sometimes I wish people would think a little bit before they speak. ;)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

35 weeks!

For the past few weeks, I've wondered if that will be the last belly pic we take. I bet the babies will look better in the pics than I do, but I guess they're a bit camera shy.

Please look past the stretch

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Our final ultrasound

Niki and Nathan came up for our final ultrasound today. We're 34 weeks, 6 days and the babies look great! The guesstimate is that both babies are about 5 and a half pounds each. (Wow! That's 11 pounds of baby!) Kyla is still head down; however, Lucas is now transverse (sideways). Dr. K says he wants to talk at my appointment on Monday and that makes me nervous...but, honestly, there's nothing to talk about. I'm assuming he's going to try to convince me of a c-section, but I could be wrong. Unless there's an emergency or a danger to me or the babies though, we will be delivering vaginally.

My cervix is measuring 3.1 cm, so that's awesome! I could easily be pregnant for another week or two. Then, again, with this being pregnancy #5 and it being twins, I could deliver anytime too. So, for now, we just wait...

Here's a pic of me with Niki and Nathan today. Hard to believe this was probably the last time I'll see them before the big day!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Game On...Game Off...No, on...No, off...ah, who knows?

Yesterday started off great! I felt wonderful. I showered and tidied up the shower while I was in there. When I got out, I felt great and wanted to do more cleaning, but refrained. However, feeling so wonderful didn't last long. Lunchtime was coming, so I grabbed some lunch. But I wasn't feeling too well and I couldn't eat more than a couple of bites. Nausea had suddenly set in. I laid on the couch for only a second, when I knew I was going to get sick. Unfortunately, I got really sick...really, really, REALLY sick. And it wouldn't stop. Contractions then started. David was called and he left work to come take care of me. I had finally stopped vomiting by the time he was home, but I was still not feeling well and I was still contracting. He took me to L&D yet again.

They monitored me and I was having contractions about every 8 minutes, but they weren't too intense. They gave me a bag of IV fluids, some Zofran through the IV, and a shot of Brethine. Once the contractions subsided, they sent me home.

The nausea and contractions are still coming in waves, but are not as intense. Just when I think the contractions are bad enough to go in, they either stop or slow back down. These babies are going to keep us guessing until the very end, I guess. Wish they'd clue us in on their plans!

34 weeks!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Watched pot or ticking time bomb?

I had another appointment with Dr. K yesterday and everything seems to be going perfectly. He said he lets labor go at 36 weeks, but he won't be too aggressive in stopping it once we hit 34 weeks. That's in 2 more days!

I also had another NST yesterday and Kyla had the hiccups. It was so funny because they were loud coming through the monitor. I apparently have an "irritable uterus", but the babies look great and there were no major contractions to worry about.

I go back for another OB appointment and NST a week from today. Then Niki and Nathan will be here the following day for the final u/s.

I dropped off a copy of our pre-birth order, as well as our birth plan, to the social worker at the hospital yesterday. I think we have everything in order!

I don't feel like the babies are coming anytime real soon. I think we have another a week or two at least. But what do I know? It's not like I have a

Friday, May 15, 2009

Won't be too much longer...

Well we're still pregnant! :) We hit 33 weeks yesterday and we're hoping for a few more weeks at least. Time is flying by and I can't believe how fast the big day is coming up. I'm so excited, yet scared to death

I've been "taking it easy" for a few weeks now and my days are starting to just run together. The highlight of my week is going to my I'm seeing the chiro twice a week, the OB once a week, and we just started the weekly non-stress tests (NSTs) this week also. We have one final u/s scheduled for 5/27 and Niki and Nathan plan to come up for that.

At my appointment this past Monday, I gave Dr. K the birth plan to look over and he approved and signed it. I also talked with the social worker at the hospital on Tuesday and she said she's made sure everyone is aware of our situation. My hospital bag is packed. Looks like we're ready when the babies are!

Here's the most recent belly pic, taken yesterday at 33 weeks.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Keeping my legs crossed

So I end up in L&D last night. I was having a few contractions here and there and Dr. K suggested I go in to be monitored. Apparently, I was having more contractions than I was feeling. They decide to give me a shot of Brethine to help stop them. They also put in an IV (that took 4 attempts) to give me some fluids and an antibiotic (to make sure my UTI I had last week was really gone). I thought the Brethine was helping, but apparently I was still contracting and not knowing it. So they give me another shot of Brethine. Finally, they end up checking for dilation and I was not dilated at all. Thank goodness! I was sent home and told to follow up with my already scheduled appointment on Monday. Guess we'll see what he says then...

Hopefully the babies will cooperate and stay put for another 4-5 weeks. We're 32 weeks today!

Here's the scary, blinding pic. ;)

And here's what I see when I look

Friday, May 1, 2009

It's May Day!'s May! The babies will either be born this month or next (hopefully next)! I can't believe how time has flown.

I saw Dr. K this past Monday and we're still doing well. He checked for dilation and we're not dilated at all! YAY! I have lost some weight (I've had a virus, I think) and I'm now only 4 pounds over my pre-pregnancy weight. I hate going the wrong way!

Then, last night, I woke up at 1 am and was in quite a bit of pain. I was pretty sure it was a UTI. It started to radiate to my kidneys though and the pain was getting worse. Finally, at 3, I woke up David and we headed up to the hospital. They fixed me up and I'm feeling a little better now. However, David's at work and I need to be studying for my final and we're both exhausted. Apparently, it wasn't noted that he and I do NOT need the extra practice for getting up in the middle of the night when the babies

Here's this week's belly pic, taken yesterday at 31 weeks!