Winter Cycle Friends 2009/2010 - Everyone Welcome!

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Post by babyluv » Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:39 am

Steph - So under normal circumstances I would never wish for someone to bleed during pregnancy...but for your sake I hope those spots turn into something more very soon! Something that doesn't cause any harm of course, but pushes for your c/s!! You said you didn't think you'd make it past the 27th, which is tomorrow...and you might just be right!! So sorry for the uterine irritability. I wonder if I have that too sometimes. Whenever I roll over, I get a contraction (though last night didn't seem as bad). You are 3 1/2 weeks ahead of me, and your babies are measuring bigger, so who knows how I'll feel when I get to where you are at.

Angela - Glad you had a good tour despite the kid. Ours never said to NOT bring kids, but I didn't exactly see the point in bringing them. Why bring a child to a HOSPITAL when you don't need to?? Even when Scarlett was recovering from open heart surgery we didn't have Alex come until the very end, and only for a few minutes, to see her. She was in ICU the whole time and I didn't exactly trust my 3 year old to not pull out wires. He did fine, but 10 minutes was plenty. On our tour it was just us and one other couple, and they had two young kids, but they were in a double stroller the whole time. They never said a peep so I didn't care.

Fingers crossed you get the good side of the hospital! Ours is only 4 years old, a maternity hospital (that's pretty much all they do...and they deliver about 40 babies a day), and the 4 star hotel of hospitals. I actually switched doctors when I became pregnant so I could deliver there (well, that and I wanted a NICU...and new doctor). It's attached to the children's hospital where Scarlett had her surgery, and we felt very taken care of there. It's only about 15 min farther to get to, so totally worth it. Pretty everyone I know has loved it there, and I'm praying we have a good experience also! I get all of my NSTs and u/s there so I've become pretty familiar with it.

AFM - Thought you ladies would appreciate this, especially if anyone has given you a hard time about names you've picked. I asked Alex last night if he liked the names we are leaning toward for the twins and he said, "Sure...they're your babies, name them whatever you want." HA! If only some adults could take on that attitude. I think he'll make a great husband one day :D
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Re: Winter Cycle Friends 2009/2010 - Everyone Welcome!

Post by angelaezra » Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:27 pm

Stephanie – I am sure that it will not be long now until you finally get to meet Angelina and Ethan, which is so very exciting! I am glad that you decided to stay put because that is one less thing to be stressed about. So they are telling you that you are having uterine irritability huh? The same thing that you are describing is happening to me also. For example, when I turn over in the bed or get out of the bed or up from a chair the Braxton Hicks starts. I have noticed that they are getting much stronger now too. Well, I just want to wish you the best and I know everything will be just fine!

Babyluv – Your hospital sounds very nice. We of course have very nice hospitals located very close to our house also but of course I needed a specialist who I trust to take care of me and our baby so we decided to go over an hour away. The hospital is located in urban Cincinnati so all of the hustle and bustle of a bigger city. I guess I have to give up a little luxury to get the best care in my case. I literally interviewed this physician before I even thought about having another round of IVF (a year beforehand) after the disaster care we received from my old OB. Also, I had several physicians who I work with and I consider personal friends who highly recommended him because he helped deliver their children. I just hope I don’t regret the distance when the time finally arrives. I started to get nervous yesterday because some of the couples brought up very good points about different delivery situations. One lady asked what actions she should take if she believes that she is having another placenta abruption because her last pregnancy it happened at 35 weeks but luckily she made it to the hospital in time to save her baby. I immediately started having flash backs because that is the same thing that I suffered when I was pregnant with Ashley. Of course we know the end results of that situation. So I am just praying that I make it to 35 or 36 weeks. With all of these contractions that I am having makes me wonder if that is possible.

AFM – Well, today I will definitely be taking it easy today because these Braxton Hicks are really starting to make me concerned. I got up to take a shower and immediately upon getting up starting having BH then I got into the shower and another one, which was even stronger than before. I get out of the shower and even more. I will be happy to see my OB tomorrow and make sure she is growing properly and everything is ok.

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Post by rayofsunshine » Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:15 pm

Hi girlies! It's a record-two posts in just a few days :) I am trying to be good and put my feet up-which gives me some time to jump online!

Steph-I feel like we're on a serious countdown for you and I have to check in or I'll miss the big event. :wink: I am sure you are feeling ready with all the stir-crazy bed rest time. You've made it to 34 weeks-that has to be good and I'm sure the babies will do well when they come. I will keep checking in-take care of yourself.

Babyluv-The hip pain sounds painful. I hear you on the uncomfortable sleep-hopefully you get to catch up and Alex will nap for you. I know what kind of fun comes with sleepy/cranky kids. My DD is a total crank if she's up even 1/2 hour later than normal. Take care of yourself.

Angela-BH are a huge, worrisome thing but try to relax and take it easy. It really does help some. I always "try" to relax and drink my water but I can tell when I've overdone it. Enjoy the tour-it really makes things feel more "real". :lol:

AFM-My doctor said to lay all weekend and see how the swelling goes. Until I'm on ordered to do bedrest I can't completely stop life but I will see how this weekend helps things. I am getting a cold in my chest so now I hack cough and my stomach is killing me-agh! I know it will be okay and I'm excited the time is getting closer. I am going to do only what I can do-then let the rest go. No need worrying :wink:

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Post by gi » Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:22 pm

HI girls,

Tammy i am so sorry ((((hugs))))) theres nothing i can say to make you feel better, little Zach will pull you thro this xxx

Steph i too really hope you go soon as you sound in so much pain and i am sure the boredom of hospital life is wearing thin. Angelina and Ethan are great weights now and will be fine so hopefully not long now xxxx

Angela sorry to hear you are having so many BH they are annoying arent they, i prob get up to 10 a day and its mostly in the evenings but they dont worry me as much as they used to now i am 33 wks. Any chance on you going on earlier Maternity leave or maybe sick leave so you can get more rest??? I have noticed there are no parking spaces reserved for expecting moms in my town which is annoying so i told jason i might just put the baby seat in the back!

babyluv your hosp sounds lovely, i must have missed your post on your babies names what are they again??

Sara oh i hope you are not gettig a cold, cant be comfortable coughing with a belly full of babies!! I hope your swelling goes down.

Katie its definatley Autumn weather here, it was a lovely day today but def. a nip in the air we actually lit the fire last night as it was chilly though its all great as the colder weather means our babies will soon be here!!!!! I am now the opposite of you over the last few days i am just not hungary, jason is at me right now to get something to eat as i havent had much today (just toast and fruit smoothie) but i know may try. Ah my doggie also goes into the nursery to nap ( i put a little bed in there for him) i think he knows there is something.

AFM had a nice relaxing weekend 33 wks today (my ticker is a day behind) think we just have about everything except for formula, i wanted to wait until after we see what suits her but jason wants to be stocked up and just keep the receipts in case we need to change it, i am thinking of going with SMA and maybe just buy a months worth the hosp use that brand also. Cant wait till weds scan....another hurdle to cross off.

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Post by angelaezra » Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:18 am

Sara – I hope you start to feel better soon. Did laying around help the swelling at all this weekend? I started to feel like I was getting a cold also but it was mainly allergies. I hope your OB allowed you to take something to get some relief.

Gi – Yes, I might have to go on maternity leave early, especially if these Braxton Hicks do not settle down a little. I am gladly missing a business meeting in Philadelphia this upcoming week. But, I now know it was a very wise choice because I am sure the contractions would have gotten worse with the flight and travel.

I thought about the formula also but during my hospital tour this weekend they said wait to see what she tolerates at the hospital and then go buy that for her, so I think that is what we will do. Yeah for 33 weeks today on your ticker!

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Post by Stephanieford78 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:49 am

Well, I made it another day. I was able to get a tour of the NICU. I didn't even gt to see the regular nursery, that's how sure they are that is where they are going I guess. Seeing all the little tiny babies, some the same age as the twins are now puts things into perspective. After talking to the NICU nurse, she said that if the twins are born now that they shouldn't stay long in there. Maybe just a few days she said. They have to hit all their mile stones, be eating and maintaining weight, breathing on their own and such and weigh 2250gm so just under 5lbs. Though one of my nurses said that her baby was in the NICU until she was only 4 1/2lbs so I guess they aren't too strict with weight as long as the baby is doing everything else ok. Anyway, she said that if I make it to 35 weeks that they might not even need the NICU at all. That's Thursday. Oh, and yes tomorrow (today by the time anyone reads this likely) is the 27th. My one week prediction. I have been feeling crampy and have ben having contractions every 5 minutes, but alas still BH. They hooked me up to the monitor twice, but because they aren't getting stronger or causing bleeding, I am fine. I just don't feel fine. The only pain relief I can have is vicodin which makes me sick or IV meds and I don't want yet another IV until I need one because I am going in for the section. So, I must suffer. I admit, I bawled today. I crossed a line in the pain threshold when I needed help getting in and out of bed. The pelvic pain/pressure feels like someone kicked me in the baby maker. This pain makes it very painful to lift my legs at all. Even to lift the little bit to move them off the bed and again to climb in the bed. Even moving side to side hurts, but when I couldn't get out of bed or back in without help combined with the pain, I lost it. I want to do what's best for babies and keep them cooking as long as possible, but OMG the pain! So slow and agonizing. With everyone telling me that if born now they will be just fine, I find myself wishing so hard that something gives. Worst case scenerio, I am here for a week and a half more till I get to meet them. I hope that my prediction is right though. I am so sorry to be venting, but it has to come out somehow right? I feel like I am about to lose it in here. I know in the end I will be ok, babies will be healthy and all will be right with the world. :) Just have to make it to that point without losing my noggin. lol

GI - YAY for 33 wks! Moving right along now! You sound pretty set and ready for her! We just bought a baby bath and two sleep positioners. There isn't much we "need" now, most everything can wait. Though I do want baby books to put their little footprints in and cute preemie outfits for the hospital pictures. They always leave them in the little white t-shirt things and I think they could use a little more. lol I can't wait to see their faces! Does it drive you crazy just wondering if she will have your eyes or Jason's nose? I am always wondering... soon enough there won't be anymore of that. :)

Sara - The bedrest does take it's toll on a person's mental state a bit. lol Especially the hospital rest. I take advantage of the wheelchair and go down to the garden or we just roam around outside on the hospital campus or around the different floors. Not much fun, but better than being in the room all day every day. I am glad you got to check in again! Keep getting that rest! It's a good plan to do what you can and let the rest go. As soon as you feel like you need to sit, you should do it! :) I appreciate you wanting to stay on top of my news. I am hoping I have something exciting to say soon.

Angela - I hope your doctor can make you feel better about your BH. As annoying as those suckers are, they are harmless... or so I am told. The only thing is that sometimes, you can't tell the difference. Like me, if I were at home feeling these things every 3-5 minutes for hours and hours, then I would likely think I was in labor, but nope. I have even had babies and know this is what it feels like. lol It just doesn't get stronger. Of course that's a good thing. Even if I started to labor, they won't take the babies unless they see blood. Part of me think that blood is all they want from me. lol I can't wait to hear what your ob says and hear how awesomely perfect Gabriella is. Think they will tell you weight?

Babyluv - I am so right there with you. lol I don't want to hemorrhage, but how about another bleed like before? I hope when you get here that you feel so much better than me! I wish you nothing but smooth sailing!!! Do you ever get a feeling of when the girls will make their appearance? I know I said the 27th, but with how things have been going, I could be wrong and actually make it to 36 weeks. I never thought even hitting 35 would be possible for me. Not with a complete previa and a 5ft frame carrying monster babies. lol That is so cute what Alex said. He sounds like he would be a perfect husband. You are raising a great little man there!
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Post by babyluv » Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:05 pm

Gi - Can you get samples of formula from various companies? I have a lot of Enfamil...some was sent to me in the mail, some I got when I did my 3/4D u/s (at least it was good for something). That was the main kind I had Scarlett on, though she was on a special Similac formula for a few months to help with the eczema. I'm not buying any until they are home, but I have plenty to get me through for a few weeks. I would check out various formula websites...you can probably have free samples sent to you.

Sara - I hope the weekend helped your swelling and BP go down! Hopefully you can avoid bed rest. Are you working until you go into labor, or are you planning to take maternity leave in a few weeks? And Alex DID take a nap that day, but apparently it didn't help too much :P He STILL fell asleep right at 7:30 because he was so tired. Since then he's been an angel...just needed to get caught up on sleep.

Steph - Hey, one more day generally means two less days in the NICU...so good job mama!! Even if they do end up in the NICU, it sounds like you might be able to take them home when you go home! I am soooo sorry about how miserable you are. I think the hospital only makes it worse because you are dealing with the psychological pain compounded with the physical. You don't have as many distractions at the hospital, which helps keep the babies in, but I'm sure doesn't help you forget the fact that, well, the babies are still in! I really hope you can somehow get a little relief even before those kids come out. I'm looking forward to reading your, "The twins are here!" post that will be coming soon! And I picked Nov 7 for the twins arrival, which would be 37 weeks for me, but it was just a random date. It also happens to be my niece and nephew's birthday, so that would be pretty weird. I feel good about making it to 36 weeks, then I have nights like last night where I have back pain, hip pain, etc and think, "wow, I could go into labor at any time."
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Post by PA_FA » Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:06 pm

Tammy- I'm so sorry honey. I agree with Stephanie though...don't make any decisions right now. Take time for yourself and spend quality time with your family. They love you and so do we.

Hazel- Congrats on your little George! I'm so happy for you. He's adorable!

Angela- EEK those BH sound scary. I have a question though? What do they feel like? How do I know if I am having them? Yesterday I was driving and I kept having a pain in my lower back. Once a minute for about 20 mins. I have no idea what it was but it was freaky. Since I am almost 20w it is all starting to freak me out how much I feel now. But you are doing a great job! Just rest and go out early if you need to! One of your posts said you were by Cincinnati? That's where I met DH. I loved it there. We both talk about how we wish we were still based there.

Stephanie- I'm sorry you are so uncomfortable but you are doing a great job keeping those babies safe. :) I'm glad you got to see the NICU. We never got to see that part on our hospital tour. Maybe they didn't want to worry anyone? I think it would have been a good thing to have all the knowledge though.

Katie- Dog biscuit in the nursery??? Oh the crumbs. My dog used to leave these huge biscuit crumbs on the floor and I would end up stepping on it. OUCH!

I know I am forgetting people but I just woke up and all I can think about is food. However I can't eat for an hour after I take my medicine. UGH....
So I have been on days off for the past week. That's been nice. We have "tried" to get some stuff done. We have our registries half way done. Just waiting to find out the sex so we can add on the rest of it. Speaking of registry...my baby shower has been scheduled for Oct 23. My BFF from Minneapolis is co hosting with a girl I work with. Well the girl I work with didn't bid for her schedule correctly so she is working from Oct16-29....every day! UM....gee...on the 23rd she gets home from Madrid at 245pm. My shower is from 1-4. So yeah...I was a little pissed about that! I just hope she can move things around. She's my one really scatterbrained friend so honestly I am not surprised.
Speaking of finishing the registry....I called the perinatal center this morning and had my level II u/s moved from this Wednesday to TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!! :shock: I know...it's only a day earlier but that means in 27 hours we are going to find out if I am team blue or team pink! God...I can hardly wait! I found out last week that there is one of those 3D/4D u/s places that just opened up here. If I had known about that I would have gone in a month ago to find out the sex. They are running a special of $99 since they are new. I totally would have booked it. We debated doing it last week but decided that we could be patient one more week. LOL DH is so excited to find out too. His parents have been texting him for a week. We keep reminding them that when we know...they will know. :wink:
UM I guess that's all for now. I got my results of the 2nd sequential screening and everything was fine. I had a bit of a cold last week but that's almost over now. I still haven't gained any weight. Still down 10lbs. I did go maternity clothing shopping yesterday. I have been freezing here in PA since it is fall now and I just have a few summer things. OOPS. I just hope my coat can make it through. I don't want to spend money on a new coat.
OK I am totally rambling....waiting for DH to get home with breakfast. MMMMM Dunkin Donuts. :lol:
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Post by katie99 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:48 pm

Hi everyone -

Sara - oh honey it sure sounds like you need to take it easier.It seems so much harder when you've carrying twins. How much longer do you plan to keep working? Has the swelling gone down over the weekend? Please try to take it easy this week. Rest up twin mama.

Babyluv - Oooh, honey, i'm super jealous of your hospital! it sounds just fantastic. And how cute is little Alex? His comment almost had me fall off my chair it made me laugh so much. You are truly bessed to have them both. I wonder how he'll feel being the only boy? I think he may really enjoy the big brother role. How are you holding up?

Hazel - I've been thinking of you and wondering how you've been getting on now that you're a Mum! Other than not getting any sleep - I'll bet you're loving every single minute of motherhood - big hugs - xoxo

Steph - Aw honey, I cant bear to hear how rough this is going for you! I hate to think that you're in pain all day every day :( It sounds like they dont seem to think its a big deal to feel like you're in unending labor for this long? Of course its taking a toll on you, how could it not? Pain can change your entire personna no problem. Well today is Monday so I'm eagerly waiting to hear what this weeks OB is thinking for you. Ack, I feel so bad for you to have to go through this. And now whats happening? Are these relatives coming for Thanksgiving? or are they going to invade your house as soon as the babies are home?
UGH, what is wrong with people? Wouldnt it be better to give you guys a month or so to get settled in? And in your case heal from a c section? Argh! If Andrew cant get them to wait a while before turning your house upside down ( like the babies wont, right? ) then it has to be him to get these relatives fed, settled and entertained. I dont want to hear that you're up every 5 minutes to worry about guests. Those staples need to not get irritated to heal properly. You dont want to "waste" how many times you have to get up on anyone other than the babies. Sorry Andrew, but until mama is healed, this just isnt the time for houseguests. I'm guessing he just doesnt get how much added stress this will put on you? Gah! he'll have no choice, and will have to be in charge of guests and their needs. I"ll just cross my fingers and hope that they're coming in a few weeks instead.
Thanks for reminding me about the soda can trick! I forgot all about it. Well it seems like my memory is turning to crap lately anyway, so forgetfulness is the norm for me lately :roll: Yep, i do hate the rotating carosel of OBs, but its too late now, I do like 2 of the 3, so thats a 66% chance of getting one of them, right? I just have the feeling that I'll get stuck with the other one on the big day. And I'll say it now, if he starts with the jokes and the singing while I'm dying in pain.... I cam easily see me telling him to stick it you know where. I'm sure that routine works well to calm other women down, but if I ask a medical question, i want a medical answer, not a funny? comment - sigh. I've already told Chris to act as a buffer if I get that Dr, because I cant imagine labor being any easier when you're telling your OB off - hahaha. OK, honey another day down and I'm hoping with everything that I've got that your feeling about the 27th happens. Or at least that your "Dr of the week" feels its time to end the pain you're in. Yes, I know thats not likely, but I can hope, right? Much love twin mama- and big hugs to you - xoxoxo

Angela - So then just 12 weeks left - yay! I just wish that you could slow down some, those BHs frighten me with you girls that are still working and cant go lay down and start pounding back water when they happen. I'm glad you got your go have your tour, I dont get why some people dont listen to instructions and bring little ones anyway? I've got the same deal with being hungry in the middle of the night, but I just dont eat then or the price of that nasty reflux has to be paid, and its been costing me alot of sleep even when I dont eat past 7 pm anyway. Please try to take it easy, I know its hard with your schedule - xoxo

Gi - Yippee for 33 weeks! You're getting close now... Oooh, how fab to have a fireplace! I've always wanted one! maybe in the next house, when ever that may be... How are you feeling now? it was right around then (33wks) that I started to really have no choice but to slow down alot. Like walking? I swear halfway through the grocery store, i have to just stop and stand still for a few minutes - Oh, the fun :roll: Glad to hear that you've got everything all ready for little Kayla - bet you're loving all the little outfits that your Mam had squirreled away! I think we've got everything too, except for formula also. but I'll get Chris to pick that up as soon as she's here and the hospital tells us what kind agrees with her. Hi to your Mam! :mrgreen:

PA - yippeee for your level 2 scan tomorrow! I cant wait to hear what you've got in there! I'll keep my fingers crossed that the baby cooperates and lets the tech see which gender! Bet you're relieved to be done flying in a month - thats got to take alot out of you. Umm, yeah crumbs in the nursery, thats the least of it - Gracie is an English Mastiff, adorable, but big & sloppy with the drool everywhere! I love her to death, but boy can she make a mess in minutes time! i'll be stalking the thread for your news tomorrow! Whheeeee! Now the fun starts!

AFM - More of the same... I swear that I'm up every 2 hrs all night long, fun, yes? And then I dont / cant nap during the day, so I'm wiped out. I'm thrilled to have made it to 36 weeks, but I wouldnt mind if Savannah showed up a week or 2 early... I'm just praying for a quick labor. Oh, and I did finally get my hospital bag packed, hee hee and I only changed my mind about Savannah"s take home outfit like 5 times - hahaha so I guess I'm ready? well as much as you can be, right? much love to you all - xoxoxo
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Post by babyluv » Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:35 pm

Gi - forgot to answer your question about names. We have pretty much settled on Amelia and Juliette, but are waiting until they are born before making the final decision. I liked them because they are pretty and different, like Scarlett, but now I am seeing them a lot! I think they will end up being popular names, but that's Ok...I still like them :D

Katie - I think Alex will love being the only boy, especially since he's the oldest. He's already pretty protective of Scarlett, so I'm sure he'll take his big brother role pretty seriously with the twins as well. I'm sure there will be days when he'll wish he had a brother, but he'll be able to skip a lot of the girly drama since he'll be in college by the time all of the girls are in high school. The thought of that freaks me out a little actually...three girls in high school at the same time. With no big brother there to keep the boys at bay. Yikes! But I'm also super excited to have three daughters...weddings galore!
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Re: Winter Cycle Friends 2009/2010 - Everyone Welcome!

Post by Stephanieford78 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:32 pm

Ok... so I had my scheduled u/s today and it just so happens that it's the HR/peri I always see who is on this weeks rotation. Well, let me tell you first off... getting an u/s when you are the size of a house is not fun. lol The babies are of course smushed in there and so they have to push hard to get the measurements they need and see what they need to see. OUCHIE! It also caused contractions and pushing on belly plus contractions, yeah, no fun either. I survived though... I even used labor breathing techniques to get through it. YAY me! So... on to the news already, right? Well, you will never guess how much these little brick houses weigh. Wait for it... wait for it... 6lbs a piece. :shock: I'm not even 35 weeks yet! They are looking great and doing well. Doc couldn't see the previa, even with the lifting the belly trick he did 2 weeks ago. So he did a transvaginal. This was yet another surprise, the placenta moved and is now marginal from what he can tell. Not just that but believe it or not, my cervix is long and closed. :shock: With Alex I wasn't ven 40 weeks and was dialated 2cm. Now I am probably at least measuring 45cm and long and closed. I guess 11 years made my cervix bionic. So what does this all mean??? I have a choice... I can opt to try and go for a vaginal delivery, but I can still bleed. I would also have to labor on my own, whenever that may be. It is still a risk and I may need a c-section in the end anyway. Then the other option is leave things the way they are now and go straight for the surgery. This doc says he may consider taking them no earlier than the first of the month.. or did he say first of next week?? Hmm, will have to clarify that tomorrow when he does rounds. Anyway, of course if I bleed which still can happen, then the same rule applies, I deliver then by c-section. That's about it. Interesting huh? lol No signs that my prediction is correct. All seems to be doing much better then expected. Good news is that the twins will likely not see any NICU time. :)

Katie - Oh don't worry about me. As much as I *****, I am a survivor. lol I will make it no matter how long they make me wait. The pain and boredom is no fun, but being a mom has a lot to do with sacrifice right? That's all I have to do. As for the in-laws. No they aren't waiting, they are coming the 1st from the sounds of it which could very likely be my delivery day since there is no sign of anything happening before then and this doc might go ahead and schedule something. Who knows if it will be that day that he schedules it though. Andrew has tried to tell them to wait a few weeks at least since they could come out here and no get to see babies at all and I might be in the hospital the whole time. His brother says that he has to take the time then since that is what his work approved. I would think that it isn't that hard to change, but no one ever said his family was bright. Andrew also told me that he will tell his family how it is. They are there to help period. They will cook, clean and take care of themselves. We are not entertaining, we are going to be adjusting and taking care of our babies. That will be our only job, while they take care of everything else. So, we will see how that goes. lol Glad me reminding you about the soda can has gotten your pg brain a little boost. lol I hope it works!! I am hoping you don't get Mr Funny Man for labor and delivery. I know just how it is when you are in pain and not in the mood for crap like that. There is always one nurse you don't like too. Well, for me anyway. Apparently I glared at one and straight out told her, "I don't like you!!" I guess they are use to that though. :lol: I even told my ex that he wasn't allowed to talk during a contraction. Everyone else could talk, just not him. He also wasn't allowed to touch me during one either. lol Oh fun times. Anyway, I hope sleeping gets easier for you. Maybe some benedryl will help? Good for you for having your bag ready too! We are still piecing things together since I can't be home or go shopping to finish it. Did I mention that the list was made and planned to go shopping the day I bled? Bad timing. :?

Pa - So you have a scattered brain host too? So I wasn't the only one with one of those. lol Yeah, mine was late for my shower so that was interesting. In the end it was a pretty good experience and I am sure yours will be too. Hopefully the level headed one evens it out. lol Sounds like you are doing your registry the same way that I did. I was so eager to start before we new the gender, I just hit a stage where I wasn't scared anymore. :) Then once I did find out genders, there was a lot I changed anyway. ;) Any feeling on if you are team pink or blue? My intuition might be off lately, but I say team pink? That's my guess. lol The NICU tour was nice to see, but it looks like we may not need it and I haven't seen the regular nursery. I guess it doesn't matter much since if they don't go to the NICU they will likely be in the room with us. Hope you enjoyed your dunkin donuts!!

Babyluv - Looks like we might not see any time in the NICU as long as I last just a few more days to hit 35 and babies behave on the outside. Did you see how much these babies weigh? I can't believe it. I was guessing more like 4.5 or 5 since they are suppose to slow down, or so I have read, at 30-12 weeks. Nope, not these babies, they are acting like two singleton babies. lol Alex was born not too much bigger than they are now at full term 40 weeks. No wonder I am so miserable. :lol: I am feeling a little better today even thoguh I don't think I will pop anymore. I got decent sleep last night. I think the abien combined with hardly any sleep the night before helped. Plus me being propped up so that kept the contractions to a minimum. I have been having a lot of those as I have been typing actually. I am sure it is more BH though as usual. However, the transvaginal u/s could have stired something loose I suppose. Eh, things have been going so perfect for the babies, I don't see anything happening now. lol So Nov 7th... that's a good date. It's a Sunday so you should have lots of support from friends and such being that not many people work on Sundays. I like visiters in the hospital. Makes me feel loved. :) Though I haven't had much love the past three weeks. haha! It's ok though, people have lives and I am not close by to many of the people I know. A 30 minute drive or longer for a lot of people can be hard. I do have a few friends that live close to the hospital, but those friends work really hard. One owns her own spa, that can't be easy. lol Anyway, do you know your fundal height? At 30 I was 40cm so I wonder how other twin moms are around the same time. I know I have monster babies, but still curious. lol Another twin mom I know always got checked but was never told her fundal so I told her to ask next time. She was measuring 38 at 32 weeks. She looked big too, I guess that just goes to show me how huge I really am. :lol: I blame Andrew, before I was ven pregnant he ursed me. He kept telling me that Ford babies were big... why does he always have to be right when it comes to these kids? :roll:

Hazel - Still thinking about you! I bet you are soaking up every minute with little Georgie. :) I was reminicsing to Katie about my laboring experience in the past and thought... we really didn't hear any "stories" yet about yours. I am sure something interesting must have happened. When you get the chance, I would love to hear if you had any laboring woman tantrums or told off a nurse? lol Take your time, no one expects you to keep up with us and a newborn! ;)
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Re: Winter Cycle Friends 2009/2010 - Everyone Welcome!

Post by angelaezra » Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:33 pm

Stephanie – I am so sorry that you are in so much pain. You are absolutely right that you do have to vent and we are always here for you. Sometimes, I feel like the world is on my shoulders and I am being stretched to the max with work and trying to have a healthy baby. But, I just have to remember to take it one day at a time. You have to take it slow also. You have done a fabulous job and should be so proud of yourself for taking such good care of the babies. I certainly believe that if the babies were born now they will be just fine so I hope you get some relief very soon.

Babyluv – It sounds like you have your good days along with the bad. I don’t remember reading about the hip pain but I surely hope you feel better soon.

PA_FA – The Braxton Hicks feels like a muscle cramp in your uterus. Your uterus is a muscle also so it cramps just like all of your muscles. Mine usually last 30 seconds to 1 minute. Since you are almost 20 weeks yours could be round ligament pain or sciatic nerve pain from your uterus growing and pushing on your sciatic nerve. But, I would mention it to your doc anyway. It is always better to be safe than sorry. I can’t wait to hear what you are having; it is so exciting isn’t it?

Katie – I am taking everyone’s advice and taking it easy. I have made up my mind that I will come home early to rest if I need to. Nothing in this world is more important than making sure she makes it here safely. Yes, your day should be coming any day … yeah!

AFM – My doctor’s appointment went well today. I also had full scan (u/s) today and Gabriella weighs 2 pounds 5 ounces. They said that she is measuring exactly where she needs to be for almost 28 weeks. The physician also said that I need to take it easy and drink a lot of fluids to prevent the BH from starting so much. She thinks since I have had two fibroid tumors removed that the old scarring could be causing some BH also. So I am going to do just that … and relax.

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Re: Winter Cycle Friends 2009/2010 - Everyone Welcome!

Post by babyluv » Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:20 pm

Steph - HOLY COW!!! You have the biggest monster babies ever! That is so, so super amazing. I hope they hit their other milestones to avoid the NICU, and it's sure looking good that they will. Wow, wow. At 30 weeks I was measuring 33 weeks. I thought I would measure a little more, but I'm pretty sure that both girls have spread out to the sides, not so much on top. I can feel Amelia pushing so far on my left side she is almost wrapping around to my back! I'm guessing mine are around 3 & 3 1/2 pounds right now. At the last u/s they were right on track, Amelia one day behind and Juliette one day ahead. I always said that if I could make it to 38 weeks and deliver 6 pound babies that I would feel like a total rock star :D You are doing so freaking fantastic...I'm sure the news of how the kids are, along with your previa, must have really lifted your spirits. Do you think you will try for a vaginal delivery? I'm not sure I even want to risk it. I am so nervous of ending up with a c/s anyway (or worse, deliver BOTH ways), but I guess we'll have to see when the time comes. I'm not thrilled about having my stomach cut open either.

Angela - So glad you had a great u/s today and Gabriella is doing so well! That's a great size...she is just perfect.
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Re: Winter Cycle Friends 2009/2010 - Everyone Welcome!

Post by bei » Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:25 pm

hi girls its really nice to talk too u after so long time i m feeling better now day itwas bed before and one exicting news is i m having 2 boys yay :D :D i just wanna shere this news with u girls

who ever having twins i have question for them

1 .i could not able to find a good storeller for the twins anybody has any advice for that feel free to let me know

2 .what we should look when we looking for bath tub too


i will talk to u soon love u and miss u too
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Re: Winter Cycle Friends 2009/2010 - Everyone Welcome!

Post by angelaezra » Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:53 pm

Stephanie – You posted just before I did. WOW … 6 pounds! That is absolutely amazing news. No wonder you are so very uncomfortable. I knew that you and the babies would be fine! So what do you think you will decide to do; try to deliver vaginally or go for a C-section? That is also fantastic news about the previa. See things are starting to look up for you. As my dad always says; things can’t be bad always.

Babyluv – thanks! Yes, we are thrilled that she is doing well!

Bei – It is great to hear from you! Twin boys huh? That is fabulous news!!! Do you have an idea what you will name them?

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