Thursday, April 9, 2009

38 Weeks!

We hit the 38 week mark today. Can you believe it? With twins?

After all the worry worry worry I put myself through for fear of premature birth - here we are at 38.

My. My. My.

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We had our final OB appointment yesterday. Baby A's estimated weight was 7lbs 9oz, and Baby B estimated at 7lbs, 6oz.
Why yes, that is 15 pounds of baby in me right now!
Dr. C told me he will have to cut through my FuManChu for the section. But he referred to it as 'that fleshy, swollen area' on my lower abdomen. I was embarrassed to discuss this particular feature of my body, but now wonder if that makes the surgery more troublesome, or the recovery worse, or if there maybe weren't some questions I should have asked when he mentioned this. And I'm pretty sure I won't get the opportunity tomorrow.
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I left the office shortly after 1:30 today and am resting at home, finishing up some projects on my laptop. My goal is to have my final to-do list wrapped up by the time DH gets home shortly before 5pm.
We have a date tonight for our 'last supper' at our fav restaurant.
I had to leave work so people could get some work done. It seems like all we've done all week is talk about babies and birth and me, and today, knowing they wouldn't seem me for about 6 weeks, they all had even more well wishes. I only teared up twice, which I thought was a pretty big accomplishment.
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Here is our schedule for tomorrow, assuming I am able to sleep tonight
6am Alarm Goes Off - shower, final packing of hospital bag, etc. Impeccable makeup job for all those delivery-room photo ops. (yes, I am terribly vain. This should not be news)
7am Depart for Hospital
7:30 Check in at L&D
9:30 C-Section
10:30 Head to recovery
11:30 Head back to our room
12:00 Start calling friends and family, and hope to ward off all visitors until at least 5pm so I can get some rest!
I will post pics of our boys sometime this weekend. As soon as I trust myself not to make a total fool of myself because of the drugs. Here we go!

6 comments:

Jess to the Lo said...

I am so excited for you! I am shaking! I count myself so lucky to have found your website and have been able to take part of your story. I can't wait to hear how the hospital goes and I can't wait to see those photos of those boys!

G$ said...

You know I am totally stoked and excited for you! I will be thinking of you tomorrow.

Btw - I read something about some doctors will do a bit of a "tuck" when sewing you back up. You could flippantly mention it when they wheel you in, maybe your doc will hook a sista up.

YAY, can't wait for pix, take care, I hope you get a bit of sleep tonight, the last night with just you two!

Just Another Infertile said...

I'm excited for you too! I remember when you first started your IVF cycle back in August. I can't believe it's almost delivery day already. It's been great following your journey. I can't wait to see pictures of your boys. Enjoy it all!

Miss J said...

The very best of luck for today.... can't wait to see pics and how eveything went!!

Take Care

Somewhat Ordinary said...

Good luck today!! Can't wait to hear about your sons!

JamieD said...

Thinking of you and your boys!