8.05.2009

31 Weeks

We are now 31 weeks and only a week away from proving my OB wrong. He speculated I would go into labor before 32 weeks. I am grumpy and part of me wants to complain, but I won't do it, although I may whine a bit. I swore once I was pregnant I wouldn't complain and I would enjoy every minute of it. I am trying, but all I will say is that things are getting mighty uncomfortable and I am super tired of the eye rolls when I ask for help. Errggghhh!!

Today the carpets are getting shampooed, I guess this is my way of nesting. Both the babies room and the play room have a couple of awful stains, which I hope come out today. Not much new.. same old same old. I have NO doctors appointments this week. Crazy huh? I guess since I continue to remain stable they don't want to see me as often. I go back again at 32 weeks.

Oh.... I am in LOVE with hiccups. Aaden gets them quite often and it has got to be one of my favorite things. One night they lasted about 2o minutes. Gabe is a little frightened of them, but yet keeps coming back for more. Seems so odd that FULL TERM is in 6 weeks. I am excited to meet them, but also very nervous. Can I do this? Am I cut out to be a twin Mama? Do we have everything we need? Will the boys be healthy? How long will they stay in the hospital? Will I have a c-section? How will I know when the go to the hospital? I could go on and on and on...

This week, your baby measures over 16 inches long. He weighs about 3.3 pounds (try carrying four navel oranges) and is heading into a growth spurt. He can turn his head from side to side, and his arms, legs, and body are beginning to plump out as needed fat accumulates underneath his skin. He's probably moving a lot, too, so you may have trouble sleeping because your baby's kicks and somersaults keep you up. Take comfort: All this moving is a sign that your baby is active and healthy. http://www.babycenter.com/

10 comments:

Hernandez Clan said...

You know when to go to the hospital cause shocking as it may seem...you just know. No other way to explain it unless, say your water breaks. Then its obvious. but you and your body will just know. I was early with Rian, no contractions but went to the hospital thinking...I should just go and I did and we had him that day when it was WAY less busy than any other day and they were able to diagnose him immediately. I just knew!

I am jealous of your carpet getting shampooed, we want to do ours soon and the eye rolls will turn into coos and awws once the boys are here and they realize if they didnt help all that time they may have come TOO early :)

ALSOOOO You can do this momma. Not saying there won't be rough days, shoot, with my 2 kids different ages its rough some days so I can only imagine but you will get through and the time in the hospital will fly, you have no idea. The three weeks Rian was in, were the roughest ever but they were also the SHORTEST! It was insane. I mean while he was in there it seemed like the days drug on, butttt as soon as they said, are you ready to go home the sudden questions you never thought you would ask popped up. Like, are you sure they were in here long enough, are you sure we don't need to have them hooked up to anything, are you sure they are TOTALLY healthy, are you sure a couple more days wouldnt be better. Then you get them in the car and the fun begins!

I am ALSO glad to see your stubborness and the boys kicking in and proving that damn doctor wrong! When I looked at your ticker and saw 49 days left till full term it was sorta surreal!!! Seems now, like it flew (of course I am sure you feel differently)

Hiccups. Rian had them to. Every day, same time, 18 minutes each time. So cute.

Christina said...

The questions will always be there. Its so incredibly hard to relax isn't it? I quit working at 32 weeks, and had the girls at 37 weeks..it was the most uncomfortable 4 1/2 weeks of my life. I complained ALL THE TIME. Out was the "I tried for so long, I'll never complain about anything" (ok, that ended way earlier than that, lol) its tough!!! You are doing great, and keep going love, prove those doctors wrong!! My OB kept telling me I would have the girls too...haha, 37 weekers!!! :)) (well, 36w6d! :)

Jenn said...

You go girl!!! Prove those doctor's wrong and blow those statistics out of the water!!!

Grow babies, grow!!!

Polly Gamwich said...

Oh Tiffany, I can't believe your ticker says 31 weeks and you are still incubating! When things first started to get scary with these babies ... I prayed that they would hold on tight in there and that your body would cooperate ... and look what it's done!!! What a miracle!

I am so so so so happy that you're at 31 weeks and that next week you'll be sticking your tongue out at that doctor of yours!!!

Congrats sweety,
Polly

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

cant wait until you prove that OB wrong!!

you CAN handle this. you have an amazing support system that will help when you need it. those boys are so loved already, its wonderful!

Suzanne said...

I am SO glad I'm not the only one with those concerns. While being pregnant with twins is a HUGE blessing, it is SO overwhelming. I watch my sister with one child and I think, "How in the heck can I do that with two"? I just keep telling myself, "We're smart people, we'll figure it out". Like we have a choice, right? :)

Two Little Bugs and a Bichon said...

From one twin mommy to another...put all the questions aside, have faith that the answers will come to you when needed. And they will, I promise;-) I found all

twondra said...

I can imagine being so overwhelmed sweetie. You're definitely in my thoughts and prayers!!!

KS said...

Man 31 weeks already! I can't even imagine the anxiety I would be feeling at this point. You are holding up very well, and you will do fine as a twin momma! Have faith, you were blessed with 2 because you can handle this!

Meant to be a mom said...

Yay babies. Way to prove those doctors wrong. Thats great!
I'm glad your doing pretty good minus the uncomfortable stuff that lovely pregnancy brings along.

Enjoy your new clean carpets.