The reality of pre-term labor sunk in last week as my friend @ Faithful Infertile informed me that her twin girls were born at 26 weeks, 1 day. It sounds like they are all doing well (Praise God!) but its super scary nonetheless. We share the same RE's office, and I believe her transfer was 8 days after mine, so we've been keeping track of each other all along. If she could have her babies this soon, then certainly I could, too! DH has not been dealing with that reality too well. Every time I mention it, he says, "I'll freak out" which may be true, but I keep reminding him that I'm the hormonal one and he doesn't have that luxury. I need him to be strong. So, almost daily I have been warning him the twins could come today. I'm hoping to normalize the reality of this for him.
I had my first shower on Saturday, which was just the most foreign experience, I must say. I had given up on us having our own children, of me ever being pregnant. I didn't dream of this day, because I never thought it would happen for me, but there I was surrounded by DH's family and a few of my friends, receiving baby clothes, and a gazillion other gadgets, books, and toiletries. It was a lovely afternoon, but surreal, and over entirely too soon. Oh, and our house shrunk as soon as DH unloaded my car. We have baby stuff in every room now, literally. Car seats. Extra bases. Bath stuff.
As of today, we are 28 weeks, 4 days. We have a sono tomorrow and appointment with OB after that. I mainly want to hear about the results of my gestational diabetes test, have his blessing to work half days for another 1-2 weeks (please, oh please at least til this Friday!) and also check to be sure he's still thinking we're aiming for 35 weeks (or more if I'm a good girl).
Still no cramps, contractions, or other signs of anything going on in there, so I'm thankful for that. I continue to have hip pain and leg cramps at night, back pain during the day. Both are manageable and really nothing to complain about.
Oh, and I've been O.B.S.E.S.S.E.D. with making my own thank you cards. So, I spent the majority of my upright time yesterday making up a prototype and then creating a little card assembly line. I got enough done to cover the gifts we've received so far, but should probably head back into my scrapbooking room to plug away on some more - I have an even bigger shower this Saturday. I'm sharing a picture, because I'm so proud of how they've turned out.