Everything seems like it’s whizzing by, but in that weird way like it happens in movies. It’s moving so fast that it’s all a blur, but then suddenly, it all slows down so quickly that you only have a second to focus your eyes, realize what you have to do next, and then, it’s all speeding past you once again. Like in the matrix. I didn’t even realize that I hadn’t blogged and updated in so long. The days are all sort of meshing together. Alas, here I am, updating you all on our crazy lives.
Thanksgiving day was great! We had dinner at my parents with my siblings, and then shot over to Callie’s parents house where we got to have some more dinner. We went home, and quickly passed out. Callie was having a hard time sleeping. For the next few days she was having some really weird pains that she hadn’t experienced before, tons and tons of miserable heartburn (that wouldn’t let her sleep and in turn wouldn’t let me sleep!), and more contractions than usual. They have been coming on stronger and lengthier than they have before. Sunday afternoon, we went to my parents house for a little while (Yes Callie is still on bed rest, but don’t worry! My parents put her on the couch to lay down and won’t let anyone go near her) and took our annual Christmas card picture.
We usually take it on Thanksgiving day, but since my sister was in hospital after having given birth on Wednesday morning, we decided to meet Sunday. Mami made lunch (she doesn’t really cook anymore since it’s just her and Papi at home so when she does cook, we all get really excited and race over), and took our pictures. Callie was complaining about how uncomfortable she was most of the day, and we ended up leaving a lot earlier than we usually do. In the car, I convinced Callie to call the Dr. and see what the recommendation was, at which point she realized that she had left her phone charging at my parents house. We turned around and head back to my parents to get her phone. She used my phone to call while I was inside.
As I walked back to the car, I could see Callie’s concerned face. The Dr. said we should go to he hospital and just get it checked out. The pain she was feeling sounded like some round ligament pain (probably from the growth spurt they are having) and that the contractions didn’t sound like they were close enough or any different than normal, but with twins they have to be extra cautious, so it was probably best to come in. Since Mary can’t travel out of the state of NY and our hospital is on the NY border in CT, we had to go home first, call my in-laws to come watch her and put her to bed (school the next day), and then get going to the hospital. Let me just say, I freaking LOVE Greenwich hospital. If you live in metro NY or CT, this is the place to be. I’m so glad that our boys get to be born there. So we get there, Callie gets strapped onto all the monitors, and we wait. The contractions are the same as always. About every 12-15 minutes or so, but they do realize that they are rather long. The Dr. came in to check her, but her cervix was the same. Still short, still not dilated. We joked around with the nurses (we can be so incredibly inappropriate!) and then about 5 hours, 2 bags of fluids, Breaking Dawn 2, and 1 steroid injection later (to help with the babies lungs in case they do end up coming early) we were sent on our way.
Monday Callie had a follow-up injection (it’s a series of 2 shots within a 24 hour period) with our OB, and had her 30 week appointment on Wednesday. MAN OH MAN are those boys huge!!! Usually the weight of twins isn’t divided per se, but they are usually smaller than a singleton. Well, apparently our boys didn’t get the memo because not only are they weighing in as if they were each singletons, but as if they were about a week and a half ahead singletons!!! Normally at 31 weeks, babies weight anywhere between 2 1/2 to 3 lbs, but Levi is weighing in at 3lbs 7oz, and Noah is weighing in at a whopping 3lbs 13oz. Talk about chubbas!!!! They still weren’t cooperating with the ultrasound tech. Both are still head down, but they were facing Callie’s back again, making it impossible to get a face or even profile shot of them. We do know that Noah has tons of hair (visible by a little white halo around his head) and Levi has little sprouts that are starting to come in. IF the old wives tale is true, that’s probably why Callie is having so much heartburn! I have a feeling that Noah is probably dark-haired like our donor (or I like to say, like me) and Levi has red hair (hopefully my little ginger like Cal’s). Callie’s cervix is still holding at around 2cm, which is decent.. At least it’s not thinning, and still closed, so that is great news!
I think they are having a growth spurt again because Callie has been devouring everything she sets her eyes on. Last night she pretty much ate through half a batch of brownies before they even cooled down enough! This week we discovered that the boys LOVE hearing the ABC’s, but only when I sing it. Callie sings it and they couldn’t care less, but I sing it, and you can literally see their little arms and legs going CUH-RAY-ZEE under Callie’s skin. It’s totally their jam! I come home from work, and say, “Hey Buddy! Hey Bubba! Wanna hear your jam?” And let the dancing begin! It cracks me up! They also love it when I read them “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”. They start wiggling around like, well, caterpillars! They love sticking their butts out so Callie can rub them. They are little freshies! Aside from that, friends, we are just a few weeks away. If the boys don’t come naturally by 38 weeks, we’ll be having an induction, but we hope that won’t be the case. I have a feeling they will be here in the next 3 weeks or so, but Callie thinks they are coming Jan. 14th! I dunno…we’ll just have to wait and see…