Monday, January 11, 2010

An Attempt at Bursting My Bubble

I had an OB appointment today. We began chatting about work and I told her I would really like to make it until 32 weeks. She said that we'll see. She meant that we will see if the babies aren't born by then!!


I was just talking about when I would be able to stay at home and keep my feet up. She let me know that she felt we should realistically be looking at the monkey's arrival around 33 weeks.

Double gasp!!

When we went to our first ultrasound and found out our due date of May 13th, we were told to expect the babies about a month before then. So I figured I would work until April and meet my my monkey's in the middle of the month, maybe even the end. Slowly my timeline I made up for myself has been chipped away. But 7 weeks early?? No way!! My goal is to keep them in until 36 weeks. My goal is to work until 32 weeks. I'm keeping my goals.

It gives me just a touch of guilt when I think about my little love bugs coming out so early. My embryos were really good and I am only 25. I could have just put one back in and not put them at risk. Now that they've been with me for almost 23 weeks, I can't imagine life any other way but with my prince and princess. But I can't help feel a little guilty.

I'm going to brush those feelings aside though because they are the most important thing now and they are both here. So if I can't make it at work until 32 weeks, then I can't. If I need to spend more time in bed, then I will. If they come out at 33 weeks, they will be okay and I will take care of them. But my bubble isn't officially burst yet.

I may have to go part time in a month anyhow with all the appointments I have! Twice weekly NSTs start in 5 weeks. Check ups with the perinatal specialist will continue. I have been in pretty serious pain down below for a few weeks and it hurts to walk. My baby boy is putting lots of pressure on my pubic bone so I also need to try to fit in trips to the physical therapist to prevent a break. I can't imagine what breaking my pubic bone would be like, so hopefully it won't happen!

I guess I should have read one of those damn pregnancy books . . . .


  1. I wouldn't worry too much about your dr's prediction just yet. At one point my dr told me he thought I would end up with two four pounders. Then he told me we should hope to just make it to 30 weeks. I worked until 28 weeks (gr 2 teacher) and never needed bedrest. I ended up with a scheduled c-section at 36 weeks with Baby A being 5 lbs and Baby B 7 lbs 13 oz! I was uncomfortable but could have actually gone longer if drs weren't worried about their size difference. They spent no time in the NICU and are absolutely perfect in every way! And, Aaron (A) is now bigger than Logan (B) (18 months later). Enjoy your pregnancy! April from BZ

  2. I know a woman pregnant with twins who is due at the end of the month. Your goal is totally attainable!! She's been told her babies both weigh 7 lbs already! Healthy full term babies, here you come.

  3. Yikes, thanks for nothing doc! Seriously, you do not need to make yourself feel guilty about this...all along, you've done what you thought was right for you and your babies, and now you just have to take it one (healthy and careful!) step at a time!!


  4. You can totally make it. Keep your goals, everything will be fine. Just remember to take care of yourself, too.

  5. Oucht to the pelvic bone thing. I had no idea the monkeys could be capable of doing that! Yikes!


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