Monday, January 12, 2009

32 Weeks !

Today is a BIG milestone for these boys (speaking of BIG...).  I am 32 weeks today and the boys are around 4 pounds each.

Yesterday I had my weekly appointment and all looks good with the babies. They did switch (B is now lower than A).  We think they are fighting for their names....the first baby out gets the one name we have picked out for sure (the other is still TBD).  Don't bother asking - they are a secret! There weren't any changes to the cervix since we were at the hospital on Saturday which is great news. My tolerance for movement is pretty low - it doesn't take much 'activity' for me to get crampy and for the contractions to start so the weekly doctor appointment is tiring!  Each weekly appointment takes between 2 and 3 hours by the time they do the ultrasound, the biophysical testing, and we meet with the doctor. Today got a bit long and I was not feeling well at all (there were even a few tears).  Ben looked at me and asked in a serious tone "so - how many kids do you want"?!?  That definitely made me laugh - this has been quite the process...

We are praying that this oral medication continues to work so I can stay at home (rather than the hospital)  I am on a low dosage (2.5mg) and if they start to get worse the doctor will first try upping the dosage.  I need to make it another two weeks until I'm 34 weeks (January 27) or they will admit me to the hospital for an IV drip of Magnesium to stop the contractions if the oral medication doesn't work.  From what I hear the side effects of that are worse than these pills. After 34 weeks the doctor will not resort to the Magnesium and at 36 weeks I will go off all medication.

While I feel like I've been pregnant for AT LEAST a year - there is definitely a light at the end of this tunnel.

Better get back to work - my "lunch break" is over!


  1. YAY!!! 32 weeks! What a huge milestone! You are doing so great!

  2. You are doing so good! Pretty soon your 3 hour medicine "breaks" will be 3 hour feedings....good thing Ben is practicing!!


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