Wednesday, October 5, 2011

36 Weeks!

This is it. Today has been our goal this whole pregnancy. "Just let me get to 36. 36 would be ideal." And here we are!

Even my regular Dr is surprised and impressed that we've made it this far. I think she even used the word 'unbelievable' today at what was likely my last regular maternity apt of the pregnancy.

I'm measuring 40 weeks in size and things feel very tight. I have lots of braxton-hicks contractions each day and this morning I even had a real contraction....real honest to God contraction. But just one.

I am on high alert to all the changes and twinges in my body and eagerly/anxiously pay close attention to ensure I feel our boy still moving around. I really think at any moment my water could break and today could be the day.

Tomorrow we'll have our ultrasound, non-stress test and the OB consult where he'll check me. He'll make the call whether we induce this week or try to wait till next week. I don't know what to wish for.

I would feel nervous heading into a long weekend praying not to go into labour for the next 3 days. BUT an extra week of lung development would probably be good. BUT neither I, nor the Dr's, really want a twin delivery to happen over a weekend.

There will be 14 people in the operating room for this delivery, even if it's vaginal and everything goes like clockwork. We want them all to be refreshed and on their game....not grumpy or tired from being called in from their Thanks Giving feasts or missing their family fun.

I think I'm having a contraction..... gotta go. :)


  1. You are amazing. Your babies are amazing. And I'm sure your doctors and support staff will be amazing no matter what day this happens. Sending you all our love!!