Friday, September 21, 2007

Doctor! Doctor!

Thirty seven weeks. Phew!

Hey, only 6 more days, one pre-op appointment, one non-stress test and one operation to go!

I am soooooo ready, but you already knew that, didn't you? Although today I got official word from the doctor that I am totally allowed to whine. Yay! Official word on the whining factor!

I'm trying not to, really, but it's tough.'s time for

Vital Statistics!
  • Weight: +63 lbs
  • Waist size: 51"
  • Heart rates: ~140s for both Logan and Emma
  • Fundal measurement: 48 cm. Eight weeks "past due".
  • Cervical dilation: None. Come on! Did you think there would be at this point? Do not under estimate the power of the Cervix of Steel!
We then got sent off for a Non-Stress Test. Basically, I lie down, hooked up to several heart rate monitors and they watch the heart rates of the twins. It's supposed to cover a 20 minute uninterrupted period, but since the twins are still able to move around in there (How?!), it took up to 1.5 hours and an ultrasound machine to pinpoint the best location for the monitor to get 20 minutes on Emma. Logan is either stuck in place or just easier to monitor.

Here's what it looks like.

One monitor for Logan (bottom), one for contractions (directly above Logan's), one for Emma (to the left of the contraction monitor), a heart rate monitor for me (to make sure they could tell the difference between my heart rate and the kids') and a blood pressure cuff (not pictured). My blood pressure has been fabulous this entire time: 118/62. I suspect it has to do with all the bloody water drinking and lazing about.

No, my belly is not that red, it has to do with the quality (or lack thereof) of Eric's cellphone camera. However, yes, my linea nigra does go all the way down and all the way up to my breastbone. Whee! Apparently there's an Old Wives' Tale that the line running one way means a girl and the other way a boy. Me, I've got the whole thing covered!

So here we are: 6 days left. Caitlin says: "hurrah!"

The eviction notice gets delivered next Thursday.

Six (6) days left!
Or less! But it's not likely!


Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to say this, but GOOD GOD! I can't believe my wife is going to have to go through this...

Woman with a Hatchet said...

Well, if she's pregnant with twins...
And she's "lucky" or healthy enough to make it to 37 weeks...
And everything else goes right...

Ayup. She's gonna go through this.

However, she may be lots tougher than me and not be in pain and laugh her way to the hospital in the end. Either way, remember that the suckitude is short term while the twins are the long term gain. And the twins are the ONLY reason I'm not begging my doc for the c-section RIGHT NOW!

Congrats, Anonymous. Come on back and see how it all ends. Oughtta be fun!

Anonymous said...

I've read every post in the last two weeks. I'm an online stalker - but only with writers that I enjoy. I'll be back. hahahaha

PS - I'm hava's husband - no encouraging massages! I have a budget!!!

Woman with a Hatchet said...

I thought it might be her husband! Congrats!

Massages are one way in which she gets relief. It's also a method of avoiding murdering of husbands. Just ask Eric. Heh!

Surely you've heard: if mama ain't happy, ain't NOBODY happy!

One way to make you both happy would be to find a School of Massage in the area - they're always looking for subjects to practice on. Then she gets a free massage and your budget remains in the black. Happiness for all involved!

Red Flashlight said...

Dear . . . God . . . that's a big belly full of babies.

Thinking of you often as the last few days tick down. What joy! :)

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