35 Wks. With Twins. Is The End Near?
2/18/2010 : 35 Weeks, 3 Days Pregnant! End Almost Near?
Sorry it’s been awhile. I’ve been feeling the end of this pregnancy, BIG TIME, and it’s made me a bit lazy with my up keeping here, despite my energy to get things in order a bit, this sort of stuff just escaped me, I do apologize. Now I’m getting overall tired, well today I am at least, I hope it won’t last, I need energy again.
Anyhow, at 34 weeks even, my bubs weighed in as Baby A- 4 lbs. 14 ounces, Baby B- 4 lbs. 10 Ounces, that was nearly 10 lbs of baby at that time, I just couldn’t believe it, much less whatever must be in me now…I’d say 11 lbs. *gulp*, I feel soo stretched, and done, but so not ready to have my two bundles, at the same time. The pregnancy itself is ever growlingly uncomfortable, but I know, it’s gonna be hard after this is over, and I’m scared, I’ll admit it. I do like my sleep and a bit of me time on the side, so I hope one day that will happen again, somehow, but of course I am excited, and love my babies, and pray they will be perfect and healthy, as they have shown themselves to be, thru this journey. That is my biggest concern. I hope God protects them now, and after birth and keeps them safe from any harm. I want two healthy lil girls.
Oh and they were measuring the same in height..17.6 inches long. Pretty scary, Mikayla was 18.5, (My girls are petite, my boys 20 and 21 inches). So these beans are really growing. Late last night I woke up feeling awful stretching pains, and then my ribs felt completely crushed, and cracked, like punched lungs, they hurt so bad, I hope that isn’t gonna stay that way because it’s almost unbearable. I don’t think I can stretch any further. I mean its overall not as bad as I expected, per say, and I also expected to never make it this far, but so glad that I have, but the rib thing is for sure the worst part of it all thus far. My uterus measured 38 weeks at 27, so now, i must be at least 45 wks. WOW. Amazing that the human body is even capable of such a feat as this!
I notice my bowels are getting a bit looser. Sign of the end? Could be. Also the most exciting news to report is my gyno exam. Baby A, did drop down into position, and is at O station. at my last U/S, which was the week prior at 34 weeks, baby A, decided to go on a diagonal and the babies were in really funky positions, like a ying -yang she referred to them as. B remained breech which bummed me ROYALLY, because at this point, I highly doubt she will turn, and knowing the baby that was head down, and still was, but over to the side, not in the right spot, made me fear the end with a c-section all the more, so I don’t know what to expect, I just really want to go natural, and ‘out with a bang’, so to peak, being that this is it for us.
Things are looking much more promising after my last exam, for a vaginal birth. baby A in that week’s time is down and low low low IN THE PELVIS. , so she will not be moving herself outta there, I was ensured. YIPEE. he said she should come very fast and that an easy internal version (ouchie), will guide baby B’s head down, and it should all go well for vaginal. Malpractice laws here limit what they can do as far as breech births, but he’s confident this will be done successfully, or she may swim head down after the birth of baby A. I’m keeping everything crossed, because my utter worst nightmare is going thru the pain of both types of births, but he said very very rare, so I’m banking on that cause of course, I’d rather just plan a section then go thru all of that!!
I fear going into labor when hubby is at work and cannot get to me. He says that if he’s out on the job and I call in labor, he wouldn’t be able to come directly to me, he’d have to finish up or he’d be fired, what the hech is that? So, I could give birth all alone? My dad is away, mom lives a million miles away, it’s really scary!! Praying that won’t happen, and God plans the time perfectly. I can’t imagine going through the birth all alone.
I’m just feeling the discomforts of having babies both high and low now. the rib pain, the soreness, the peeing so much, and pressure down below and feeling like oh my God what was that, is something coming out? a hint of nausea. I just know it won’t be long. oh and I’m also 1-2 centimeter’s dilated. maybe more now. I go in on Monday, and we’ll see if anything has changed, if I make it that far, and he said he can play around in there, aka a sweep to get things going, which may or may not work, but at least my body has been preparing so more then likely I will not be suffering till 38 weeks. they would be alright if born now, but a few more days till 36 weeks, would be best and is my new goal, shall I say, after that..smooth sailing! They say it’s now the law to not induce even twins before 38 weeks, so who knows what will be, but I doubt i could get that far, but then again, I said I’d never get this far!
My endo Dr. canceled two of my appts over two weeks time, so I have not been in touch about my blood sugars, which is weird, because shouldn’t they care a bit more? They have been pretty well controlled, not perfect, esp. with the valentine’s day cheat, how dare that man bring me such yummy chocolates, it was too much to resist though I do feel guilty, but all in all, they have been pretty good, as good as diet can get them, I believe, but I may have tried a tad of insulin if I had had my visits, out of my own worry, but now I’m wondering when I’ll just go into labor , and all will be well at this late of a point. i continue to test and be as careful as I can, but dang jeytones keep creeping in. You are damned eigther way. Eat more carbs, get higher sugar readings, Eat too few carbs, get keytones in your urine, It’s a double edged sword. Which is worse?.
Everyone in ‘charge’ here, is confident that the babies are fine, unaffected, growing perfectly, and things couldn’t get any better, so I’m leaning on that right now, and doing my best, trying to not kill myself with worry.
The nursery is coming along, there is still more stuff to do in preparation, I just soo hate this last minute stuff, but hopefully within the week all will be settled, or most, and there won’t be much to do afterwards. I have a feeling within a week from now, I’ll have my babies. I cannot believe it. Let’s see if I am right, I always felt, late February babies were likely in store for me.
Anyhow, that’s it for now. Hopefully I’ll make it till Monday and have my ultrasound and exam to report back on. Wish us luck, and I hope to get names soon, this just isn’t right at this point . I hate them being A and B still!