Thursday, March 18, 2010

35 weeks!

Well, who thought we would make it here?  I was pretty sure I would have my babies on the outside at this point, but I am so thrilled that they are still baking away inside me.  I definitely want at least 1 more week out of this, and know I can do it, physically I am comfortable enough and feel that I have enough stamina.  Now let's hope my body cooperates...  I am going to make it short tonight because it is late and we have to get up early for my non-stress test, internal exam (yuck!), and Group B strep test. 

Today was a good day-- we got our nursery furniture delivered!  The nursery pictures will follow this week's pregnancy stats:

How far along?  35 weeks
Total weight gain/loss?  We are done talking weight.
Maternity clothes?  Yes... I am down to about 2 pairs of pants, several tank tops, and anything loose that will fit on my top.
Stretch marks? Still no stretch marks.  I have heard that sometimes they appear post-partum, but I hope this is not the case.
Sleep?  Pretty lousy.  I have trouble falling asleep because I contract at night, and then I am waking up to pee frequently, and I am tired of sleeping on my left side.  I miss sleeping on my tummy.
Best moment last week? Getting oohed and ahhed over by my fertility doctor and his staff.
Movement?  I am feeling a little less.  I feel B much less than A.  They are most active when I want to sleep (this habit better not stick after they are born!).
Food cravings? No real cravings.  We are eating healthily, and I have lots of fruit, vegetables, low-fat dairy, etc.  I have always liked to eat healthy food.
Gender? Two boys!
Labor signs? Plenty of Braxton-Hicks.  I almost called the OB last night after having them 9 minutes apart for an hour and a half, but then they stopped.  Thank goodness, I would not have wanted to be at the hospital overnight!
Belly button in/out? It is still in.  It just might stay that way.
What I miss: Sleeping on my belly, going to exercise outside now that the weather is beautiful, and drinking a cold alcoholic beverage (I'm not much of a drinker even when I'm not pregnant, but this warm weather and sunshine seem to require an icy drink like a mojito).
What I am looking forward to: Making it another week... I really want to make it to 36.
Milestones: Yesterday I did a bunch of errands, and walking, and came home and cooked potato salad and crab cakes.  I feel like my stamina is returning and that I have a lot of my independence back.

And now, the nursery!  This first picture is of one of the cribs.  We will put way all of the blankets on top of the shelf in front of the window, those are all their handmade blankets and quilts, lucky boys!
This is the double dresser with changing pad on top.  We have a vinyl decal of a tree that we hope to hang this weekend over the dresser.

And, someone thinks the crib is for him.  I am hoping that this won't be a problem once there is a baby in the crib, but I think he just wanted to check out the new furniture.
I would also like some art or something to hang on the walls over each crib, but it is not a major priority at this point in time.  I don't think these pictures quite do the room justice, but it looks great and I am very pleased with the furniture we chose (Munire's Urban line).


  1. Oh THANK GOD!!!! I have visions of the babies sleeping on the floor (not really) but what a relief!

  2. we have the same glider! :)