WEEKS 34 & 35

Still no babies!!!  Believe me, we are as surprised as you are!  We definitely expected to have some babies by this point, but NOPE! Not the case!  These past 2 weeks have been very difficult for us.  With the holidays, Mary being home for 2 straight weeks while Callie was technically still on bed rest ( you can imagine the craziness!), and me having a pretty terrible upper respiratory infection, it has not been easy.  Our apartment looks like it has been flipped upside-down! I’m a neat freak, and I like things clean and organized, but this week all I wanted was sleep, and lots of it!

I guess I should really start by acknowledging the amazing year that was 2014 (Happy New Year everyone!).  2014 for us was filled with lots of love, support, friendship, and hope. In 2014 we got engaged, became foster parents to some of the greatest kids, got approved for IVF, found out we were pregnant…with TWINS, welcomed a new niece into the family, got a promotion at work, celebrated my sisters engagement to a great man, started a blog where I found a great network of friends and like-minded individuals, attended some beautiful and amazing weddings, and got MARRIED!  By far, hands down, 2014 has been the best year of my life!!!  I’m excited to see what 2015 brings, but something tells me it’ll probably be just as amazing…Cheers to 2015!

So week 34…my two little Spaghetti Squash are just wiggling and growing in there like you have no idea.  The boys hearing is apparently fully developed.  That’s great, because they are going to be musicians (duh!) so it has to be on point.  According to some of the apps we read, amniotic fluid peaks this week, they are measuring approximately 18 inches crown to heel, and should weigh just about 5 pounds.  During the week, we noticed more or less what their sleeping patterns are and when they are wide awake (thanks to the karate chops and roundhouse kicks happening in Callie’s belly).  For Callie’s birthday (12/26) we went out with some friends for Hibachi, and the boys absolutely LOVED IT, and spicy crab salad.  They are gonna love spicy things, it’s kind of inevitable. Her belly has started dropping some, and it is definitely getting quite heavy.  She is a trooper, and I am completely and totally in awe of the way that she is handling this pregnancy.  She amazes me every day…

WINNING AT 34 WEEKS

WINNING AT 34 WEEKS

Week 35 you ask?  It hasn’t gotten any easier on Callie, I’ll tell you that.  She is feeling the most uncomfortable she has felt through this whole pregnancy.  I’m pretty sure that at some point this week, if they don’t come on their own, she is going to reach in and pull them out!  I am gently encouraging her to start walking some and try moving things along.  After 12 looooonnngggg weeks of bed rest, the OB said she is officially off!  Not that it matters much, because Callie is so uncomfortable that all she wants to do is lay down.  A few days ago, we had a bit of nice, sunny weather, and we decided to take Mary outside to try out her new skates that she got for Christmas.  I figured I could bribe Callie with some food from the local pizza shop about a block over.  My poor honey damn near cried as we made our way around our building and to the corner.  The pressure on her “lower parts” is excruciating, and the weight of the babies on her tiny frame are giving her some serious back pains.  DAMN YOU GRAVITY for making my lady (and her lady parts) hurt so bad!!! We made it though, and the Sicilian slice she ordered was a nice reward for a pretty tough walk.  Our OB appointment went rather well.  They did a full scan of the boys tiny bodies again, and they are breathing on their own!  It was so cool to see their little chests going up and down, up and down.  We basically have 2 fully developed tiny humans as of right now.  Both boys are weighing in at over 5 pounds.  Noah is weighing 5lbs3oz and Levi is at 5lbs5oz.  Poor Callie is carrying almost 11lbs of baby on her 5’3″ 120lb frame.  She has only gained 33lbs during her pregnancy, but it’s fair to say that it’s all baby!  Her belly is measuring 44cm, which our Dr. couldn’t even believe.  Usually, it measures about a cm/week, so at 44 cm, she is already way past the full term size of a singleton pregnancy! And we thought that cervix was a problem! Unfortunately, Levi has decided to switch positions, and he is now transverse across Callie’s belly, so it’s looking more like a c-section if he doesn’t turn in the next week or so.

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GET IN POSITION LJ!

GET IN POSITION,  LJ!

We finally got scheduled (in ink and not just penciled in) for January 27th at 11:30am.  So in just over 3 weeks (at the latest) we will officially be MOMS!!! EEEEKKKK!!!  This week with Levi’s positioning, Callie’s ribs have really taken a beating!  Levi keeps head butting her in the ribs, and Noah keeps head butting her in the cervix.  For Callie’s sake, I hope they come soon, so she can find some relief.  I will mention, that her contractions are still pretty frequent, but for the most part, as of yesterday, they seem to be about 20 minutes apart and lasting a good 2 minutes or so.  I haven’t seen her writhe and wriggle in discomfort like that at all (with the exception of the 2 finger cervix check), so with that being said, send all your “Babies, get the HELL out” (in a  nice way) energy this way!  I will officially be posting their eviction notice this evening.

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33 thoughts on “WEEKS 34 & 35

  1. So close yet so far!!! You’re almost there! Mad props to Callie for handling that pregnancy so well! And yay for no more bed rest (though I’M SURE that’s all she will want to do!) Loving your little drawing hahahaha. Let those babies ooooout!

  2. Soon!!! Callie looks amazing! The Queen had a transverse Baby B right up until delivery almost so he can definitely still find a good position in there. (She also measured 52 INCHES around the belly the day she went into labor. I don’t even want to know what that equates to week-wise.)

    So soon, ladies! Hang in there!

      • Is your OB against a vaginal birth for a tranverse twin B entirely? I know some require absolutely they are both head down but ours (and many others) didn’t care the position on B in regards to A. She basically said we’d deal with it if we had to.

      • She isn’t completely against it, but she says it’s the safest way. I think that the way that he is positioned, once A comes out, can go either way…he can go breached from all the movement, or he can go head down. It’s all really up to Callie, but they instill this fear in you, so she’s like, “Whatever is safer is what’s best” and they say that the c-section is safer. I personally, would say, let me deliver A naturally, and then we’ll take it from there….

      • I definitely think she should do whatever feels the best for her and safety is certainly the number one priority for mom and baby.

        Our options were pretty simple. She could TRY without issue and we’d see how it would go. They had her deliver Baby A as slow as possible because even a head down Baby B can easily get flipped once Baby A is out so we hoped Baby B would start to come down slowly with A and avoid any issues. (Our OB was willing to manipulate internally for a transverse B and felt comfortable pulling out by the feet.) That’s exactly what she did. She just kind of fell into place and she had zero issues during labor/A delivery so she was safe to really come out anyway our OB could wrangle her. Thankfully, it was just a regular ole’ vertex birth for B.

        Hoping you guys can find a way for the same, since I knownhow dearly she wishes for it. She’s got it either way!

  3. Yay! Almost there girls!!! She is super close. Hopefully the discomfort doesn’t last too much longer (I don’t miss those days!) Tell those bubs to hang in there at least until 36 weeks. And for Pete’s sake, go pack already!!!!!

    • Can you believe I still don’t have my packing done! STILL!!!! I’m busy trying to get the christmas stuff away and the licing room rearranged to fit all this baby stuff…my parents are coming on staurday to help me move funriture in there, so that might give me a chance to pack…worst case, i just head to the hospital with the clothes on my back and head home at some point to check on Mary with her fosters and maybe hower and change…LOL!

  4. CRIPES! How did it go so fast!? 🙂 My boys were born at 35w 5d, and they were perfect, albeit small at 6 and 4lbs. I managed to get the big one out, and then wound up with a crash C-Section for the smaller one. Gooooood times. 🙂 I am SO excited for you guys!

  5. Poor Callie–just looking at her belly is painful. No wonder she’s miserable. She’s defying gravity. 🙂 I’m so excited for you guys. Can’t wait to see these little guys. Hope the wifey gets some relief soon! In the meantime, keep that pizza coming. She deserves every last bite!

  6. Noah and Levi….its time to meet your family and extended blog family now, we are all impatient to meet you handsome devils and your momma needs a break. Come one boys! Tell Callie how beautiful she is! Sorry you were sick but its better now than later.

    • She was having some prety intense contractions last night. OB appointment today to see if she is dilated any…hopefully she is…but she is gonna ask if they will move up her c-section date, because for the first time last night, she actually said, “I want them out! They are too heavy and i can’t anymore”, and almost shed a tear, so I know she’s in a lot of pain…Redheads have a high threshhold for pain, so i know she’s feeling it…

      • Oh no! I hope the appointment today shows that they are ready. Keep us posted and I’ll keep you close in my thoughts. I’m a redhead too so hopefully I have a high pain tolerance too!

  7. I’m so mad this didn’t show up in my reader! I KNEW I was missing out! Callie looks gorgeous and also, as stated above, is a BEAST. I am in total pregnancy awe of her ability to carry that belly and those babies! I keep tracking on here and other social media and if I don’t see anything pop up I get excited, hoping silence = babies! I will send lots of woo, prayers and generally good juju that those little boys make their way into position and exit promptly!

    • Funny you say that it didn’t show up on my reader either. I was wondering what the update was and if I missed something. Glad to hear I wasn’t the only one.

  8. Callie is a superhero! I am curious if she uses/used any sort of belly supporter? Corrie is only 25 weeks and is saying how heavy her belly is. I am looking for anything to help her out.

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