Friday, April 25, 2008

Is anyone still out there?

Wow - long time no post! Even though I'm not yet full term, there is a part of me that would love this post to have been delayed by some baby-havin'. Oh well - I guess it's all for the best that these lil punks are dead set on taking full advantage of their current lodgings. They fucking love it up in here! And now that I'm done with work they may never want to leave. This week has been very chill - all about playing Scrabulous, catching up on tivo, reading and generally relaxing. I have thrown in a small amount of "nesting," but that's really just me cleaning up the horrid mess that I've made in the babies' room. It's shocking, though, how quickly I get tired! Also at my most recent ob appointment, I noticed that the street we always park on is a bit downhill from the office. I guess I always thought it was flat, but yesterday by the time I got to the corner I felt like I'd summited Everest! Oh the huffing and puffing...

Speaking of my appointment, my c-section has been rescheduled from 5/9 to 5/15. In my previous post I said that "my" doc suggested 5/12, but it was in fact another doctor in the practice. Please pardon the fib; it just didn't seem that important at the time. Then it was the scheduling nurse who went with the 9th when the 12th and 14th were full. Once my actual OB got wind of it, he decided to move it back because he wants to wait until I'm a full 38 weeks. So the 15th at 5pm is what we've got now and I'll be 38w4d and SO FUCKING READY! I'm hoping for something to open up on the 12th or 14th, mostly because the time of day of the current one kinda sucks. W and I were just saying how hard it will be to fall asleep the night before what was then a 10 am c-section. We described the range of excitement as being akin to Christmas morning. Then it was Christmas morning times 2. Then it was "exponentially better" than Christmas morning and then all of a sudden it was 11 at night and we're trying to figure out what the Twin Factorial of Christmas morning would be. DORKS! But now all that's out the window and we get to spend an entire DAY sitting around waiting for the littles to arrive. Madness!

I've started weekly nonstress tests, which are actually quite nice. The staff is very cheery and I get to lie in a pretty comfy bed and listen to my babies heartbeats for peaceful 30 minutes, give or take. I had my first one last Friday afternoon, which happened to be my last day of work, and I was having contractions like crazy. None that felt too major, but they were quite frequent. At today's test, after a week of chilling in my new recliner, there was just one teeny one. I guess this resting stuff works! My blood pressure had gone up a bit last week., but now it's down to 120/70. Can't complain about that.

Life is uncomfortable, but I really don't have much to whine about. Here's my list of non-complaints. :)

  • I'm huge (63 pounds gained - it's all in my legs, I swear*)
  • I have to pee so often that it's BEYOND cliche
  • My little girl continues to burrow into my back at around 3 am every morning. OUCH.
  • My right hand is pretty useless. I can't squeeze or hold onto much of anything with it.
  • I'm starving all the time. Constantly.
  • Except when I'm so full I could burst. Violently.
  • I find it hard at times to sit up at all because the little man is exploring the upper regions of my ribs.
So, you see? Nothing earth shattering. But I'm definitely ready for the next part of this adventure. But first...I gotta pee.

*Seriously, my legs are full of fluid. When the girl burrows in, I find it helpful to hang out on my hands and knees for a bit. Well, lately I've noticed that there's this extra layer of cushioning on the front half of my shins. It's FLUID! EW!

17 comments:

Fertilized said...

ack that sounds really uncomfortable! i hope the dates open up for you

sharerc said...

OH girl I feel your pain. I could have written the same list of complaints. Especially my right wrist. I'd love for it to be useful again but right now it just sits or types. That's all it can possibly do. Can we get our damn bodies back soon please?

Carrie (sharerc)

Waiting Amy said...

Wow, I'm hoping I have all that to look forward to (I think?). Glad you are still doing so well for so long! Can't wait to see the little ones!

Stacemoe said...

Thanks for updating!!! I've been thinking about you...so exciting the end is in sight!!! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers..hope you get some rest between now and then!! :)

butterflyanla said...

Glad the twins are still incubating. Wishing you all the best.

Geohde said...

I only hope to get to be as uncomfortable!

But all that fluid sounds un-nice. Very un-nice...

J

Ms. Planner said...

Oh E, it was so good to have a funny post from you again. Although the burrowing-baby-in-back does not sound so fun. I was laughing about your shin *cushions*. Just the other day I was looking at my legs thinking, no fucking way am I ever gonna get rid of all that water retention. Fun times. Grateful times.

The Dunn Family said...

I've been wondering how you are doing! I know it gets more and more uncomfortable, but its SO worth it keeping them in there as long as you can! Although I know you know that ... It's SO tough at the end ... all you want to do is rush it along to meet those little babies ... soon enough, I promise! And once you meet them, you may be wishing for a break! hehe ...

Sticky Bun said...

Ugh...so sorry the discomforts are increasing! I feel (felt?) your pain, though! The interesting thing on the swelling for me, though, was that I didn't get too swollen in the ankles/legs until the very end. But, then after the c-section it increased for me for a little while. Good times.

Wishing you the best in the last few weeks! I can't believe how close it's getting and can't wait to see the little ones! :-)

Diana said...

I have the same list of complaints except less weight, thank goodness since i have a singleton! I sure am looking forward to peeing every few hours instead of every 30 minutes!!

BellyBug said...

I hear u. But the end is near (saying that over and over is how I keep myself somewhat sane!). Good times.... Bella

Baby Step said...

OMG You are SO CLOSE!

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

YIKES! It sounds very uncomfortable! Hang in there...the 15th is just around the corner! :)

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

YIKES! It sounds very uncomfortable! Hang in there...the 15th is just around the corner! :)

Tara said...

Loved the update!!!

I'm excited for you. You're really getting close.

Rebecca said...

Everything sounds great...especially those nonstress tests...glad to hear you're still hanging on! Take care of yourself!

Leah said...

Okay, I almost shit my pants when I came to your blog and saw your baby ticker thing. I literally expelled the water that I was drinking through my nose when I saw 16 days left. I was like, "HOLY SHIT, we only have 15 days left?" Then I realized you'd switched it to be a countdown to your c-section date. I could breathe again.

Until, of course I realized that MY c-section is a whopping 4 days after yours. So HOLY SHIT again, I've only got 20 days left? Good grief, I'm practically hyperventilating over here.

Anyway, I'm glad to see you are doing well. I can dig everything you talk about in here -- the carpal tunnel, the ravenous appetite, the inability to sleep. Good times.