Made it to November!
And that's good enough for me. Seriously. Just come out already. Pregnancy is stupid and I haven't slept in ages and I live in a cocoon of pillows and hate feeling my skin literally rip across my belly. I'll be 34 weeks tomorrow and the babies are measuring 35 and 36 weeks. I'm calling this thing DONE.
Girl hang in there! This last month is the worst and is when I hit the wall too. You can do it!!! Hopefully you will only have a couple more weeks and then you will have your take home twinkies!
You can do this! I know it is hard and I felt the same way between 34 and 36 weeks. You are in the final stretch. It won't be much longer. However, you want take home twins with no NICU time, so it will be best for them to come much later. I am going to hope you make it past 37 weeks. :D
My Sarafina was a 37w, 2d feeder and grower in the NICU. She just wasn't ready to breastfeed or take a bottle when she was born. I wish we could have waited even one week longer.
I agree, I strongly believe that if I had only waited one more week, they wouldn't have been in the NICU at all. Hang in there, the next couple of weeks will fly by.
Originally Posted by melnzai
Thanks, guys. One portion of my brain knows you're absolutely right. And I know that you know it's impossible to get my brain entirely on board with this whole waiting thing. My worst days were much worse than this. But at the same time, this is a new misery that I know won't end before their births. I just can't fall asleep or quit moaning and I recognize that birth won't bring a fantastic night of rest.
Hugs! Its hard at the end... and we've all btdt. :) I was so ready to be done and home with my family (4wks of hospital bedrest) but so so so thankful that the boys stayed in until 36wks and roomed in and came home with us.
to make you feel better, the last time my dr. would tell me how big I was I measured 43 weeks. That wasn't the last measure, just the last she would tell me...the last one was Yep, you're big! lol :eek:
You can do this, just remember NICU time. Mine did great in the NICU and I actually appreciated having them in there a little so I could recover and get used to caring for three littles all at once. ITA how madly uncomfy you are and just want the OUT, but once they told me it was time I just wanted to keep them IN.
Hang in there momma!!
YOU CAN DO IT !!!!
lots of (((HUGS))) to you, Sheila!!
(sorry I have been MIA)
You are doing so fabulously!! Remember when you hit October and thought you were "done"?;) It really isn't much longer now. Every day, every week longer is less/no NICU time and you should be so proud of every bit of that you can get.
My twinkies were in NICU for 17 days and 19 days respectively. Because of my Pre-E they sorta had to come when they did. Although I was utterly miserable and uncomfortable, if there was a way I could have kept them in a few more days or a couple weeks, I would have.
You are a HERO!!!! Hang in there, vent all you want, your beautiful babies will be here before you know it!!:icecream:
Aww, thanks guys. :)
Last week and the start of the skin-ripping-hugeness was worse than this week. My very loved dog died at the end of October and the stress, heartbreak, and even the physical discomfort from getting down on the floor at the vet's office was the cause of my hardly being able to make it through the day.
I mean, don't get me wrong, the pregnancy itself is still totally miserable (and it amazes me other women have lived to tell the tale), but making it through the day seems doable now! I was nesting by proxy with a house full of helpers yesterday and am feeling good about the ready piles of diapers, the scrubbed kitchen, the set up co-sleeper, and the almost-packed hospital bag. I have also been able to sometimes miraculously fall asleep between trips to the bathroom at night. I'm also coming to terms with the surprise maybe-vaginal delivery and have been watching a birthing class series on DVD with my boyfriend. All that preparation, but I don't feel like this pregnancy is coming to an end any time soon. I'm thinking I'll make it to that 35-week appointment and even a 36-week appointment.