34 Weeks and an Appointment

34 weeks! 34 weeks! 34 weeks!

The boys look great! My cervix is completely thinned out and the only thing holding it closed is the stitches. We had planned to have the cerclage removed at the Peri's office on September 9th, but plans have changed. My OB believes that once it is removed I will go into labor, so he wants to remove it and feels it best to just remove it during a planned c-section on September 9th, instead of driving an hour and half away and going into labor on the drive home.

So, the plan is to go back again next week. If I am not dilated then we are still set for September 9th, if I am then maybe we do it sooner, but for now it is holding well and probably the only thing stopping me from dilating. He instructed me to go to L&D at the first sign of bleeding or if I have at least 6 contractions in an hour.

So why a c-section? In his opinion it is safest with twins, a lot can go wrong and he prefers it this way. He also prefers planned vs. emergency c-section with babies in distress. I am totally fine with that... I think. I guess this is what I wanted, I just wanted someone else to make the choice for me. So there... it is done! 09-09-09 unless Noah and Aaden say otherwise!

Your baby now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds (not ours, they are more like 5 1/2) and is almost 18 inches long. Her fat layers — which will help regulate her body temperature once she's born — are filling her out, making her rounder. Her skin is also smoother than ever. Her central nervous system is maturing and her lungs are continuing to mature as well. If you've been nervous about preterm labor, you'll be happy to know that babies born between 34 and 37 weeks who have no other health problems generally do fine. They may need a short stay in the neonatal nursery and may have a few short-term health issues, but in the long run, they usually do as well as full-term babies. http://www.babycenter.com/

Our babies will be here in less than 14 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Mama Tina said...

God works in mysterious ways :) I am thinking that the Higher Power is telling me/us there is several reasons I need to make a trip to Napa in the next two or three weeks.

I can't wait to see my grandsons in person :) (So forget about having to show me them via your Web Cam). Mima is coming to meet those precious little boys....Aaden and Noah!!!!

BB said...

I remember you counting down to 24weeks... and now here you are! :) I am so excited for your boys! Enjoy the last few days of your pregnancy. Good luck! {HUGS}

G & H said...

So exciting! I remember first following your blog and now your are HAVING you baby boys!!!

Carol said...

The countdown is on now! How exciting! I hope you'll be able to make it to your last and final goal of 36 weeks. My twins were born at 36 weeks and did really well - your little guys should have no problems now.

Congratulations and I'll be looking forward to reading about their birth.
~Carol (from FF)

Anonymous said...

Yea!!!! I'm so excited for you.


Ashley said...

I love their birthdate...that has to be good luck;

Meant to be a mom said...

Thats exciting news. 2 more weeks!
I think the whole c section is a good idea. Its allot less stressful on the babies.
How exciting.

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHH!! you have a date! and a great date at that!!!

i am SO excited for you. you did a great job, Mama. pretty soon you will meet the fruits of your labor..:)

Mimi said...



MoDLin said...

Very exciting news! I'm so happy that your boys have been so cooperative. 09/09/09 will be a special day indeed!

Ryan said...

What a fabulous B'day! How cool is that? I am so excited for you guys! I have the date on my calendar and can't WAIT to see pictures! The upside of a c-section is you get more time in the hospital, so you get more baby help and breastfeeding help. By the time I left, I felt pretty good and was walking fine. My best advice is to STAY ON TOP OF THOSE PAIN MEDS! Take them as directed. If you wait until you're uncomfortable, it's too late. Hugs, blessings and prayers. The 9th is around the corner!

Jamie said...

I am due on the 19th and always thought that it would be 'fun' to go into labor on Labor Day (the 7th) and then have the baby on 9-9-09...It would definitely make it very easy to remember their birthdays!