Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Home Stretch

So I know I have been horrible about updating my blog recently but to be totally honest just walking to the bathroom is almost more than I can handle these days.

I am now 33 weeks pregnant with the twin girls! I seriously can not believe we have made it to this point. And WITHOUT BED REST!! This has been so wild. After 2 IVF miracle little boys, the fact that we got pregnant with twin girls (when I was only 3 months postpartum) is still blowing my mind to me. However now that we have made it all the way to 33 weeks, after 2 high risk pregnancies with a total of almost 30 weeks on bed rest, to escape this pregnancy with almost no preterm labor...is a freaking MIRACLE!

I've started having ALOT of contractions over the last few days though, so maybe I am celebrating a little to soon.

Let's see...at my 32 week appt Baby A (Greysen) was breach, and Baby B (Harper) was transverse. UGH! I am REALLY hoping to dodge a csection here, so I NEED baby A to be head down in order to even attempt a vaginal delivery. At 32 weeks they were both measuring on the large side, weighing at 4lbs 9oz so I was super happy about that. Big babies always do better if they have to go to the NICU.

Today I got a real treat and both of them were head down! WOOOHOOOOOO!!! Baby A's head is engaged, so we are hoping she won't flip again. I'm also 2 cm dilated already. My Dr says that she will throw us a party if we can make it to at least 35 weeks, although 36/37 weeks would be ideal.

As miserable as I am right now, I definitely do not want to spend any time in the NICU, so I'm trying to keep them in as long as possible (as if I have a real choice in when they arrive).

Here is a belly pic of me at 32 weeks, I was officially measuring at 42 weeks gestation, however it feels more like 52 weeks.

I realize that I don't look too big in this picture. So I included the next picture from my baby shower as proof. 

No, that is not a house with a turkey neck, that is me at 32 weeks chatting at one of my AWESOME baby showers. 

So that is enough from me now, mainly because I need to head to bed, so I am publishing this WITHOUT proof reading. So you can go ahead and expect more errors that usual. I'm sure my sister Jennifer will call me with the corrections later. I'm not sure how we are related since she is such a stickler for spelling and grammar. :)