Thursday, August 4, 2011

32 Weeks

I've done so many updates on the pregnancy you'd think I'd have nothing left to say for my weekly update, but I skipped most of the fun parts.

Leo and Zoe are basically head-down right now, and they are getting less and less likely to flip. Zoe is still questionable, but even if she ends up breech, this doesn't rule out a vaginal delivery. I'm doing some research now on how to convince my doctor to allow that even if Zoe is breech. Of course, I could end up with a C-section tomorrow for other complications.

Speaking of tomorrow, I have another doctor's appointment. That will be three in one week. They are monitoring me very closely because of the blood pressure, but still, no diagnosis of pre-eclampsia. Since making a concerted effort to spend more time lying down, I lost two pounds in four days. That's all water-weight, obviously, and that is a very, very good thing. I'm definitely helping myself and the kids by taking it easy.

I think I mentioned that my doctor agrees with me about the gestational diabetes bullshit. He said I can quit all the fuss, eat my own way, and just monitor my blood glucose every other day. And he only wants that done because it still is possible that my hormones could kick up my insulin resistance at any point. See, he wasn't such a bad doctor after all.

I had my first-ever non-stress test on Tuesday. L&Z did their job and had some accelerations in their heartbeats. Everything that relates directly to them and their health continues to be absolutely perfect. They are getting close to being about four pounds each now.

Our "nanny" is working out great. She's taking Sammy to the water park this afternoon. She keeps Sammy occupied for at least two hours a day, which is enough time for me to get some really good rest. She is also helping with dishes and laundry and opening the zillions of boxes that seem to arrive every day. Yes, I've started ordering supplies for the babies - finally!

The master bathroom is supposed to be done today! (That means it will be done by the end of the day tomorrow.) We can finally move on with our lives. I'm already finding that my stress level has gone way down. On Saturday, a friend is coming over to help me get started on sorting out the baby clothes and toys from Sam's current things. We still have a lot of other projects, but they are not as "do-or-die" as the bathrooms were. Hopefully I'll have some photos to share early next week. I must say, it is going to be absolutely fabulous!

And now that things are calming down, I'm able to start daydreaming about my babies again. I barely gave them any thought for the past month. I think I'm starting to get excited now. Only eight weeks until my due date, which is really quite irrelevant. Only six weeks until my scheduled C-section, which is probably the latest they will be born. Only five weeks until I am officially "term" with twins  - the average (or is it mean?) delivery time. And Sam came two weeks early, so only three weeks until I would anticipate the possibility of going into labor for completely normal and healthy reasons.

But I'm still holding out for two more September babies. Anyone want to make guesses as to their birth date? My guess is September 4 - one month from today.


  1. If they hold out until September 10, I'll share a birthday with them. :)

  2. What a lovely update. I am so glad that things are coming together for you. Incidentally, I have been a La Leche League leader for the past 10 years and so if you could want have any questions on nursing (even though you are an experienced mom, sometimes new babies bring new challenges) I would be happy to try to help. And if there are LLL meetings near you that you might attend ahead of time, that could also serve as an extra support for you as you enter this new realm. My best to you! I am so happy for you and your family - Cynthia

  3. Isn't Sammy's b-day Sept. 2nd? I'll bet that they end up sharing a birthday:-D