My Story

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

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Still pregnant

I'll do belly pic, and probably other random pictures later today.  But I'm getting a lot of people asking me for an update so I wanted to get it out there.

I felt certain that things would happen on June 5.  And yet.....nothing.  My hunches are broken I guess.  As of today, I'm 35 weeks pregnant.

I have been having contractions, but nothing with rhythm and nothing more than a little "ermf".  So braxton hicks, not labor.  Girls are dancing quite a bit and we're just on pins and needles waiting for something to actually happen.  Every place that I tend to sit is now covered with puppy pads in case my water breaks.

Assuming I don't go into labor between now and then, I should have actual information for an update tomorrow.  I've got an ultrasound, NST, OB appointment, pre-admission interview, blah blah blah.

The diaper delivery that's a gift from my grandmother came today so we are now swimming in premie sized pre-folds.  We have about a weeks worth of premie disposables too so we've got options.  The intention is to use cloth during the day, and probably disposable at night to make night time changes as fast and easy as possible.  But every plan is flexible so we'll see what actually ends up happening and purchase/order from the service accordingly.

Speaking of my grandmother, my phone call is unfortunately not the only phone call that my parents are waiting for.  She and I are kind of in the same boat, just counting the minutes before we enter the next phase of existence.  It's going to be sad for us survivors when she's gone, but at this point it will be a relief and a blessing to her.  She's 100 years old, surrounded by family every day, and has lived more than most ever ask for.  Her mind is still fully functional, sharp as ever, but her body won't allow her any daily stimulation.  Her sight and her hearing are pretty much gone so she can't read, or watch tv, or listen to the radio, so she's kind of buried within her own deteriorating body.

So yeah, my entire extended family is kind of keeping the phone lines free waiting to see which phone call comes first.

I'll try to write something more interesting later.  But there you have the basic update.  Nothing has changed, and we're in a constant state of ready to respond when it does!

9 comments:

  1. I love your blog. I will be going through my fist ivf cycle this month. Your blog has been inspirational and funny at times. I hope you have a safe and a healthy delivery.

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  2. Curiosity's PiquedJune 7, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    I'm on pins and needles waiting to hear your news. :) How bittersweet that you're waiting for other news that is not so great. After 100 years, I guess your grandma has been through alot. I hope for an easy passage for both of you.

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  3. Oh I was thinking about you all week! I thought you must not have updated because you're in the hospital with your babies already. Glad to hear they're still hanging in there - the longer they're in there the better!

    I'm sad to hear about your grandma :( What an emotionally confusing time for the family...

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  4. I have been thinking about you all week! While I'm sad you are still on pins and needles, I'm glad your little ones are getting some extra time to cook. I'll be sending your sweet grandma to my thoughts, too.

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  5. I wish you and your family the best - bittersweet seems like the right word for this situation, and I hope that both of these transitions go well for you and your grandmother.

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  6. How exciting that you've made it to 35 weeks, hopefully that means no or very little NICU time! I only made it to 34 weeks and that was as uncomfortable as ever, thinking of you!
    Carolyn

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  7. I'm so happy to hear that you've made it this far. Sorry to hear about your grandmother though.

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  8. Happy June 8th to you! ;-)

    Just read K's fb post.... literally seconds after reading your blog from yesterday and wondering if your check up would lead to a SPECIAL DELIVERY.

    SO happy and excited for you!!!!!!

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  9. I keep checking for updates. So close!

    I will be keeping your grandma in my prayers that she is not in pain and peaceful.

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