Monday, November 30, 2009

So close, but yet so far away........

Well, where to start? I am 36w3d today. My last NST on Friday the babies actually cooperated but my BP was a little high at 155/95. So the nurse wanted to run a toxemia screen on me. After 2 nurses trying to draw my blood and getting no where they finally called in the IV nurse who managed to get it!

Today I went in for my NST and again the babies cooperated but my BP was still elevated, so the nurse called Dr. Cluett and after she came back she told me to go home, lay on my side and not to move unless I had to use the bathroom until I went for my appt tomorrow with Cluett. She said at this rate she didn't think Cluett was going to let me go past 37 weeks. Of course this freaks me out because I am going to be 37 weeks on Friday. Now I know I keep saying I want these two out of me but to be honest with you I am scared to death of my impending c-section! I can't stop freaking out about it. I guess I just need to just keep on telling myself that its going to be fine and everything will go smoothly and at the end I am going to have two beautiful baby girls!

This reminds me of how freaked out I was before my egg retrieval! After that was done I thought it was a peice of cake so I am sure I will be fine after my section as well but its just the anxiety part of it that I can't take leading up to it!

So besides that Thanksgiving was great. We went to my brothers house and the whole family did dinner over there. It was nice not having to do anything!

Then on Saturday we went to the Tree Farm and cut down our Christmas Tree. I have to say too we got the most perfect tree! Gary decorated it too and it looks sooo beautiful! I am going to try to take pics tomorrow night.

Then yesterday was my birthday and we had the family over for Shepherds Pie and cake.

So....I kept saying all I wanted to make sure I got done before the babies got here was Thanksgiving, getting our Tree and turning the BIG 30 and it looks like all that is done so I guess the babies can come!

And to make matters better I made it to December so my girls will have a beautiful Turquois birthstone! See everything works out after all!

Monday, November 23, 2009

35w3d........Is it almost time to get these things outta me????

Well I made it to the 35 week mark! Not that I ever doubted I would, but here I am. Its also nearly 2 in the morning and I am up in agony from all the pressure the babies are putting on my belly and hips! Oh the fun! I really want my girls to make it to the 37 week mark but really....this is getting insane!!!!!

I never in a million years though being pregnant with twins was going to be so darned painful! I mean, I knew it wasn't going to be fun, but never thought it would come to this! Lol!! My belly hurts, my hips hurt, my pelvis is freaking killing me, I can't sleep, I can't lay down, I can't sit, it all hurts. I can't wait for it to go away!

Everyone I come across says something too......."WOW, you must be overdue", "You look like your ready to pop any second", "Holy Cow.....are you pregnant with twins"! Lol. I am like a freak of nature that everyone feels the need to stare at when I go out! I am also a walking freaking ad for birth control the way teenage girls have been staring at me! Lol.

The crazy thing is that as much as I want them out I want to keep them in just out of sheer fear of what comes next! I dont know what labor is like....., will I go into labor, will I end up making it 38 weeks and having a c section scheduled? Will my water break? Will the epidural hurt, will the recovery of the section be horrible? Will I know what to do with two babies once I get them home? Is this going to be way harder than I think its going to be? All these things keep running through my mind and I am trying to block them out. I know its inevitable and I am going to find out soon enough! I guess I'll let you know!

Welp, that was my pity me post! I am going to try to go lay back downa and get a couple more hours sleep....yeah right!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

34w1d and a Great steak dinner!

Well, I finally got that Filet Mignon I have been craving since the beginning of my pregnancy! Gary, me, my mom and my brothers all went out to the Texas Roadhouse tonight and had a good time and even better.....good food! So, I told the babies they can officially come now because I finally got my steak!

OH Yeah and here is a picture of me today........getting so much bigger!!! Eeeks. I can't wait to see how much bigger I can possibly get!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Nearing the finish line

Wow, I can't tell you how much I wish I could stop blogging about this pregnancy and start blogging about my cute little girls! It is getting so close now. I am getting anxious! I wonder everday when my body is going to give up. I only have 10 more days until I reach my 35 week goal and then only 2 weeks after that for my 37 week goal where at that point I can totally give up and start praying they come soon! At this point while it would be nice to not be pregnant anymore I dont want my babies coming this early. I want them to be as nice and big and healthy as possible! So......24 more days until I hit 35 weeks. That will go by fast enough! Hopefully.

Working from home is going good. Definatly one of the better choices I have made! I sit around comfortably in my recliner working away. I dont have to worry about getting dressed in the morning, or all day for that matter and its great!

We have just about everything done for the babies. The only thing left to do is pack my bag, set up the bassinette in our room (we didn't want to do it too early b/c I am sure the cat will be trying to sleep in it) and I need to get some motivation to clean the house ( I am still waiting for nesting to kick in).

Welp that is my 3:00 am post of the morning. Wish I could sleep.......

Monday, November 9, 2009


UGH!!!! So, I had my 3rd NST today and I even brought a banana and granola bars with me....just in case. Well, I must have hyped the babies up so much because baby B wouldn't stay on the monitor. Every time we would get her on she would move and they just couldn't get a good reading from her. I was there from 8am-12:20pm!!! Finally they called my doctor and she just let me go. She probably felt sorry for me! Lol. So next one I scheduled for Thursday at 2:00! Maybe a different time of day will give me different results! Lol. Yeah right! So that was my day so far. Another 4+ hours at the freaking hospital!

Ooh please please let my next one go better than the past 3!

NST # 3!

Okay! It is almost 7:00am, I got up a few times last night and downed some glasses of water and am going to drink 2 more glasses before I go into my NST! Then I will bring a OJ with me and maybe a granola bar (just in case a baby decides she wants to sleep again) and hopefully they will take care of my contractions and my sleepy baby issue! I vow to not be stuck at the hosptial for the day today!!!!!

I'll keep you posted.........

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Car Seats......CHECK!

Okay, I was too lazy to grab my camera to take these pics so just used my BlackBerry....hence the blurriness......but I promise to take them with a good camera tomorrow. I just washed my truck so decided to throw in a pic of it looking shiny! Lol!

It is awfuly strange to see two car seats in my truck......very strange.

My big baby girls!

I had my growth scan on Friday! Everything went great. The babies are about 5 1/2 lbs each and are measuring at 35 weeks. Thats some big babies! They are measuring in the 95th percentile and the doc said I have good, happy healthy babies in there!

They also wouldn't schedule me for another appointment with them because the doc said he didn't think I was going to make it to 37 weeks. He said usually 70% of twins are born within the 35th and 36th week. Which makes me super nervous because that is only 2-3 more weeks!

I still need to pack the babies bags and my bag.......I just have no idea what to put in either of our bags?! Lol.

Today though Gary and I are cleaning out my SUV really good and then putting the car seats in so they are ready to go! After that I will at least pack the babies bag!

Well, that is all for now,I have another NST tomorrow so I am sure I will have lots to update by then! Ugh! Hopefully not though. Pray both babies are awake during the NST and I dont have tons and tons of contractions!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Stress me out test part 2!

So I had my second NST yesterday and when I got hooked up it appeared it was going to be a good appt this time! Baby A passed in no time, unfortunatly baby B was a different story this time around and decided it was time to take a nap! So the nurse came in and told me Baby B failed her test and to make it even better she had a deceleration of her heartrate during one of my contractions. This can mean that the placenta is starting to breakdown early and couple the decel with the sudden laziness of my crazy baby bought me a trip to the ultrasound room. So after a few hours of waiting for a opening for a biophysical ultrasound and them hooking me up to a IV to pump some liquids into my stupid contracting ass, I finally got my ultrasound and they said everything looked good. Thank goodness! If the baby didn't start moving I would have ended up with a c-section yesterday! Yikes! Reality strikes again!

So seriously, I need to pack the babies bags (which appears I should definatly be packing preemie clothes) and my bag sometime soon!

On a funny side note, I really dont like calling people when things get crazy......I dont want people to get all worked up over nothing. But I called my mom.....dont ask me why I call my mom before my husband? I think it has something to do with the fact that shes a nurse and I think she can stay calm if I tell her something crazy going on with the babies! Yesterday though after I told her what was going on and then told her not to come down and I would call her after the ultrasound she decided to come anyway!

I was in my ultrasound and another tech called in "Is Erin in there.....because her mom is here". How did she even find me!!?? Lol! I could just picture her in the hospital "FIND MY DAUGHTER"! Lol. I almost died when she told me she rushed over there so fast from work that she almost rear ended a flower truck! Lol...last time she gets the call!

So I have a growth scan this morning at UConn.....pray that goes well, I can't take anymore craziness this week!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Freezer Foods.

So, I am still making food whenever I can to freeze! I am so excited that I may not have to cook for over a month after the babies get here! Here is a list so far of what I have!

3 meals of shepherds pie
5 meals of chili
3 meals of chicken stroganoff
10 twice baked potatoes
4 meals of tuna noodle casserole
4 meals of chicken pot pies
Honey mustard chicken fingers
BBQ Chicken Fingers
Beef Bean and Cheese Burritos
4 meals of Beef Stew
2 meals of Swiss Steaks (Thanks Mom and Dad)

I still have a bunch of other things I want to make though before the babies come so hopefully they dont show until I am ready for December!

Non Stress Test.......pft more like stress me out test!

Well, Well where to start with this insane day! I had my routine OB appt this morning with Dr. Cluett. All seemed well, I gained 4lbs in 2 weeks...that puts me at 38lbs total so far today. Which she didnt' seemed worry about so neither am I!

Then I had a appt at the hospital for my NST. It was supposed to take "about 20 minutes" well as soon as I got hooked up to the contraction monitor the nurse asked me if I knew I was having contractions? I told her no, I hadn't felt any and she said I was having alot of them. GREAT! Sooooo, she got me a huge container of water to start drinking. She kept coming in and checking me and finally after about a hour she said they were not slowing down and was going to call my Dr. to come down and check me......double great. So I had to wait there until the doctor came which was hours! She finally got there and checked me and I wasn't dialated at all! Yippee!

So, she said my uterus is probably just irritated from stretching so much and to call her if I start to feel them. Thank goodness! She said I can go back to work tomorrow! So I have another NST on Thursday.....yippee. And hopefully they will have slowed by then!

On a side note, I went to motherhood tonight and got a couple new shirts (Had to buy XL's this time) and some comfy yoga pants, a cardigan thingy and a pair of dress pants for work!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

32 weeks!

Yippee! I made it to 32 weeks! Here is a belly pic from today! I think I need some new shirts that actually fit me!

Related Posts with Thumbnails