Friday, March 26, 2010

35 weeks and 4 days

They are still in the belly.

But I figured I should update the ultrasound pics
and the belly shots
before they are actually here,
so that I don't have to post them after
or wait to post real baby pics because I am behind.

33 weeks
in this one

Here are the stats.

Currently 35 weeks and 4 days
No bed rest, no restrictions
I would laugh
if they tried to throw them at me at this point.
Roll on the floor gasping laugh,
if they tried that now.
Because if it is supposed to make you go into labor,
I would pretty much do it 50 times in a row
just to move it along.

Cohen had the camera on Sunday morning,
told me to smile
smile bigger,
and this
is what we got,
Oh well,
belly shot courtesy of Cohen.

Just pretend you can see me smiling really big.

About 75% of my maternity clothes
do not cover my entire belly anymore
and comments swing from
"Oh you aren't that big"
"Honey, you look you are about to pop"
(Mostly towards the you're gonna pop side of the spectrum)

Even my shadow at twilight
which is normally more flattering than real life
is not so cute anymore.

My doctor is out of town until Saturday
and my mother in law is out of town until Sunday

so I have strict instructions
to not go into labor while they are gone
However I don't think I would feel one iota of guilt
if I went into labor TODAY.

Yeah, hmmmm... nope, no guilt would be felt.

Babycenter says this about this week:
he's over 18 inches long and tips the scales at 5 1/4 pounds
(pick up a honeydew melon).
Because it's so snug in your womb,
he isn't likely to be doing somersaults anymore,
but the number of times he kicks should remain about the same.

Well let me tell you something.

At my ultrasound on Tuesday

Baby A was measuring 6 lbs 5 oz
(and they said that could be low and he could be closer to 7 lbs)
Baby B was 5 lbs 2 oz
(and could be closer to six)
since we could see chubby cheeks on both babies.

a little creepy, but here is Baby B looking right at us
eye and nose and sucking his thumb

and while we were there
Baby B
who was transverse across the top of my belly
did several somersaults
(that did not feel pleasant)
and is now head down again.

So pretty much
Baby center is full of crap.

The perinatologist did give me hope however
when she said that I should go into labor
in the next five or six days
because 90% of twin pregnancies deliver in the 36th week,
and my twins looked more than ready.
Bless that woman.

This would be Baby B kicking Baby A
right in the head
with his innocent looking little foot.

The poor kids are still nameless
I just can't decide.
So many good names,
only two cute little boys to pick for.
We aren't holding back,
I promise when we know,
we will let you know.

To everyone who has called and left comments
and who regularly checks up on me

you guys are priceless.
Thank you for your care and concern.

it makes the hard days not so hard
when I know that I am not the only one
anxiously awaiting the big day.

P.S. Ryan is excited too.
He keeps texting me every hour or two
to see if I am in labor.

at first I was a little annoyed,
now it just makes me laugh really hard.


Heather said...

I have been wondering how you have been doing. Since the nurses don't come in at night, and I just got off of maternity leave I wasn't sure if you had had your babies yet. Well, I hope it happens soon! Good Luck!

Randi said...

aaah! I was also wondering what your status was! I cant wait to see pictures of your sweet angels! Im sorry it seems like its taking forever! Im sure I'll understand in six months ha ha!

Emily said...

It seems like you just annouced you were pregnant. :) I hope the next 5 or 6 days go by fast!

Sarah Damaska said...

Oh I'm so glad you updated your blog! The first picture of your belly is hilarious-- and your feet look great. No swelling or anything! :) I can't believe you've made it this far. Twins! What a wild ride it's going to be!

Brittany and Johnse said...

LOVE your cute belly and I have to say I was SHOCKED at how small you were. I was expecting WAY bigger when I saw you at the shower yesterday! You are ADORABLE! I can't wait for the babes to get here! I want to take some pics of them if you don't mind ;)

p.s.- let me know if you need anything!

Megan said...

I'm so glad everything is going so smoothly and that you're not on bedrest. I've been wondering about you. And seriously, for having twins and being as far along as you are, you don't look that big in the pictures. I'm glad the pregnancy is almost over - I can imagine how hard it is! Good luck with everything in the next week! I'll be thinking about you.

Kristi said...

pretty exciting...

philip+anne said...

laughing hard is what got me in trouble....stay away from 'the colbert report'
especially a certain episode where he tries to learn to speed skate. :)

aja said...

You look great! I hope your baby boys make their debut soon, for your sake. You should go get a pregnancy massage, and tell them you WANT to go into labor. I've also heard eating pineapple can help start labor. Good luck.

Kristin said...

I'm glad things are going well! You look great, too :) And 75% of my maternity clothes don't cover my belly either, so you're in good company! I just save the ones that do for Sundays ;) Can't wait to see cute pics of the boys when they arrive!

BBB said...

Yeah you want to bless that woman now, but if you don't go into labor like she said you would, you are going to be cursing her name like no other.

Who knows, for all I know, you've already had Baby A and Baby B by now. But with how successful you're carrying these babies, I've come to the conclusion that you were meant to be a Baby Mama. You've seen that right? Classic.

Love ya. Happy labor and delivery and babies come home zombie stage!