Tuesday, June 09, 2009

33 weeks today, another appointment

By calendar weeks I'm 33 weeks pregnant. According to how big my belly is I'm 44 weeks pregnant. Is that even possible?? It feels like it isn't, trust me. Everything sounded good in there (strong heartbeats at 160 - baby B and at 152 - baby A) and everything as far as I'm concerned looked good as well. He told me to eat more. I guess I can handle that, but nothing sounds good and I get full pretty fast. I am now off the procardia for contractions and we'll see how it goes. He basically put me on it so James and I could take our trip and not worry about contractions. I did take one this morning but now I'm fully out so we'll just wait and see! If I make it to 36 weeks (July 1) I can deliver here which would be awesome. If I go before that and they can't stop labor I have to go to Des Moines which I'd like to avoid, what with 3 other kids to look after around here! My dr mentioned something about "talking after 38 weeks" and I think the death glare I gave him was good enough to make him understand I hoped NOT to be pregnant anymore by then......

This week is Vacation Bible School at our church and I've been busy with that. It's harder than I imagined to be upright for that long. I have employed our sweet 10yo neighbor girl for 2 afternoons a week watching Caden and Avery while mommy and Declan nap. That is very nice! I'm trying to take it easy as much as possible.

James and I did go on our 4 day camping "adventure" together and it was truly a blast. We did nothing honestly. We shopped (a very little, but he was kind enough to go to a couple of consignment stores with me and actually feigned interest!) and we ate out a couple of times, but mostly we roasted marshmallows and talked and ate and laughed and read some of The Love Dare book (from the movie FireProof) and we were responsible for NO ONE other than ourselves. We found it VERY easy to get used to doing nothing, surprisingly easy in fact. James was an absolute sweetheart to me (as usual) and I rarely had to get myself anything. He even did all the cooking and roasting marshmallows! I assembled the smores with the twins' help - my tummy is so out there I just stacked them on top of each other right on my belly! We are very excited about our baby girls to come. It seems so surreal but yet we know they're coming and overall everyone is doing well. We were able to talk openly about how much work it's going to be and how much we're going to need each other and our friends and family, but I know he's in it for the long haul and that feels great.


Terri H-E said...

I am so glad you got to take this kid-free breather. More chaos is coming to the "do nothing" hours you had are so precious.

I'm also glad you are putting in print that you must rely on others to some extent. I wish I were nearby to help in concrete ways. But you know I'm here in any virtual and e-way you can think of!

So excited for your family of 7!


Mark and Valerie Brandt said...

This made my night! I am so glad that you and James are in love...I am going to go to bed happy just thinking about that. Thanks for blogging about your lovely weekend, because I stopped myself from calling you twice today. I figure I am just nosey. JULY 9, that is my hope for your girls, then they can share the date with Mark.

Michelle said...

We have that book as well! Glad you enjoyed your time away. I'm wanting to see some pics of you now! Show us all what it looks like to carry twins! =)

Kelly said...

Sounds like a very deserving time away. Relax while you can!

Can wait for A and B's arrival. I am excited for pics and the announcement of names. Whenever I see a name with an A and an E, I think of you! Kelly F

Tarah said...

I am getting excited for you too. Glad to know you were able to take your trip and relax with the hubby. That sounded like a great idea before your little girls arrive. Can't wait to meet them.