Monday, July 20, 2009
Okay, this is getting a little insane. I am officially bigger than I was when I had my daughter, and the boys and I are only 20 weeks! I have a feeling stretch marks are imminent.
Bed rest is turning my usually steel-trap-like mind into mush, but here are a few things happening:
- We are 4 weeks from some viability, 8 weeks until the MAJOR milestone of almost 100% survival without problems. Please keep cheering for us as we get there!
- There is some kind of party happening in my uterus and I was not prepared. They move so much and are already so strong. I love feeling their kicks, rolls and occasional foot, knowing they are thriving inside, and stretching out. Space must be getting tight!
- Tomorrow (Tuesday) I have a full growth ultrasound in the afternoon along with the usual Doppler studies (checking for TTTS) and a (gulp) cervical measurement. They told me to plan for 3 hours, and bring snacks. Sort of like seeing "Harry Potter". (Which I was allowed to do yesterday and loved it, but movie seats suck.)
- Bed rest is not so fun, but I do it happily knowing the boys need me to rest. I cry easily and generally worry and fret more since I cannot distract myself with doing anything. A motorized cart trip to Target may be in order.
I will update tomorrow after the appointment. I cannot say it enough: thank you for each comment, cheer and prayer. They mean the world to me and the boys!
Also, Stacey had her babies yesterday at just over 27 weeks and all are doing remarkably well for their gestational age! Go say congrats!