My Story

The chronicle of the journey from infertility, to miscarriage, to finally raising twin girls born in June 2012.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

It's my birthday!

I'm 37 today and very grateful that my little girls are still inside and not yet outside to celebrate it with me.  But there have already been a couple of dance parties in there today.  K is working a wonky schedule this week so we're having our Anniversary/Birthdays celebration on Saturday which is actually his birthday.

Had some uncomfortable, slightly scary days this week.  I had some cramping going on, especially after I ate. No pattern though so I was pretty sure it wasn't premature labor.  But I called the doctors office once it had lasted 24 hours and while they were also pretty sure it wasn't premature labor, the nurse didn't like that I had to pause the conversation to breathe through a pain going through me.  So they had me come in for a quick cervix check.

Fortunately, my cervix hasn't shortened at all in the last 4 weeks.  Still around 2.5 or so and holding strong!  Heart rates are good, everything is just going good.  I'm just experiencing some pain because I'm really pregnant.

Today I'm testing a theory.  The cramps seem to be the strongest immediately after I eat.  Especially my first meal of the day.  I think, I'm not sure, but I think the common denominator is milk.  So I'm trying to limit my milk intake today to see if the cramps subside or if they appear directly after drinking milk.  Limiting my milk intake is really hard because it's been my diet staple this whole pregnancy.  And a morning meal without milk, just, how?  Cereal goes with milk!  Breakfast foods with soft flavors all go with milk!  And I hate eating in the morning anyway so I've been surviving by drinking an instant breakfast drink, and that's milk!  And lattes!  Argh!!!!!!

My baby shower is on Sunday and I'm actually somewhat convinced I'm going to still be pregnant for that!  We have a scheduled C-section date, June 22.  Will I make it to that appointment?  I dunno, but it's nice having a definite end date for the pregnancy.

Squeeeee!!!!!  I'm gonna have babies!!!!!


  1. It sounds gross, but you could try substituting regular cow's milk for something like almond milk. It's slightly sweeter than regular milk, but not bad at all. So if you find out milk is the culprit, there are other options! :)

  2. Soy milk is pretty good too. Try the 'Silk' brand chocolate flavour. I was drinking it big time for awhile there and started to prefer it over regular chocolate milk.

  3. Happy Birthday Alex!!! Have a great time at your baby shower!!!

  4. Happy birthday, friend! Not only is it your birthday, but holy crap, you're 30 weeks pregnant! Man does the time ever fly when you're outside looking in. It's probably been crawling for you.

    Can't wait to hear about your shower. And gads, the milk thing? I don't know what I would have done without it during my twin pregnancy. It was the only hung I could consistently stomach.


  6. Happy Birthday!!! I love your last line "I'm going to have babies!!!" Yes, Yes you are! I've been following you for a while. My twins are 10mths old and they are the best thing that have ever happened to me. I am so happy to be able to follow your journey and see that you are finally able to be excited about your girls. Congratulations! I wish you all the best in the world!

  7. A belated happy birthday to m
    y fellow Taurus! I am happy you are starting to believe you will actually have babies, and soon! May this be the last birthday without living children in the house.

    Much love,

  8. Happy Belated Birthday! I hope it was awesome and hoping your shower was a lot of fun!


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