Thursday, October 20

Any Day Now

We had our 33 week appointment last night. I finally got to see the faces of my two boys! This was really cool. They've been in such awkward positions for the past few months, we haven't really had a chance to see them like this.
Baby B profile
Baby A profile (seriously, those lips look HUGE)
This is how their heads are positioned - side by side. They
are constantly butting heads. I have a feeling this will continue
well into adulthood...
 After many weeks of wishy-washiness, Kevin and I finally decided to buy a van. We went out over the weekend and after spending literally the entire day looking for one, we decided on a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT. Um, I'm totally in van love. It has all the bells and whistles like leather seats (which I DID NOT want initially, but they're ok, and they'll be so much easier to clean with two little babies), stow and go seating, auto doors, power everything including temp control, heated seats, a CD player (sad that this is so exciting for me - I've been driving the Taurus much too long) and a DVD system. It makes me giddy just thinking about it.

The doctor told me last night that my uterus is getting to the point where it's going to think it's labor time, or darn close to it. But the good news? I'm now considered full term! If they are born now, they shouldn't have to spend much, if any, time in the NICU. However, all of us are hoping for them to keep on bakin' for another 2 - 4 weeks. Wow, did I really just type that? 2 - 4 weeks! That's like 14 - 30 DAYS. Wow. Absolutely incredible. I honestly can't believe it's so close and that it's gone by so quickly.

I treated myself to a mani/pedi on my lunch break yesterday. I've been wanting to do one for a quite a while, but I kept making excuses not to go. Who makes excuses NOT to get pampered? Me, I guess. I had to make sure it was a day my legs were shaved. I had to be wearing a dress/skirt/something showing leg so I didn't have to hike my pants up. I had to be able to take a long lunch. Etc etc. Well, I finally went for it yesterday. That was the third pedicure I've received in my life. Not bad, and for sure worth the $20 (free manicure included!).

(Semi) Weekly Stats!

How far along: 33 weeks, 1 day
Weight gain/loss:  I'm at a solid 183-5 and I've maintained for about 2 weeks.

Maternity clothes:  Whatever I can get into. I haven't grown much in the belly so now it's just the same, bland monotonous wardrobe I'm tired of.
Stretch marks: Still none, and I can't believe it! I hope I stay this lucky.
Sleep: Getting better, but it's not easy. The pee breaks are fewer now (I've learned I just have to stop drinking around 6 to be safe) but the heartburn is worse. I've had to start sleeping with an extra pillow propped up under my Snoogle to keep it at bay. A lot of baby dreams going on in my head, too.
Best moment this week:  The new van, totally.
Food cravings: The usuals of the season, still. VERY excited for caramel apples this weekend!
Gender:  Same as last week...still boys
Belly button in or out?  In, and it won't be popping. That's ok, though.
Movement:  Well both babies are now breech. This means a c-section is very likely unless A gets his act together and flips. They are still bouncing off the walls constantly and I've even had to manually move them a few times because they'll get too comfy under my ribs, against my bladder or on top of my stomach. Even Kevin can feel them just about any time he has his hand on my belly.
What I miss:  Being able to get out of a sitting/lying position without help. It's not that I CAN'T do this now, but it's so much more difficult and painful and awkward.
What I'm looking forward to: Nothing immediate, but eventually my second baby shower, the delivery, Thanksgiving and Halloween weekend.
Milestones:  We bought a van! We got to see the beautiful faces of our boys. We made it "full term". I've finally stopped gaining weight.


briansmuthu3 said...

I call first to babysit!!

Raquel said...

Good luck! I am totally jealous you get to meet your boys soon!