Monthly Archives: January 2012

Moving On…

We are now officially parents. The twins were born on January 9, 2012. I really feel this blog should remain dedicated to infertility and that we need a new start for our new lives as parents.

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New Year New Life

This year is going to be such a new and exciting one for C and me! Oh, the adventures that await us in twin-parenthood!

As of right now, the babies are still here. I’m 35 weeks and 6 days: 1 day shy of my ultimate goal of 36 weeks. We had an appointment on Tuesday (everything looked fantastic) and because of their amazing growth and a tiny little blip of a heart rate scare (thanks, Baby Boy) we went ahead and scheduled a c-section for next Friday, January 13th.

Friday the 13th? You might ask…isn’t that a bit of an unlucky date to schedule the birth of your twins? First, nonsense, you superstitious ninny. And second, I think it is pretty cool because if you recall our egg retrieval (and fertilization, and┬átherefore conception) was on Friday, May 13th! Exactly nine months later! What could be luckier for these little miracles?

However, that doesn’t mean I couldn’t go into labor at any time before then! Everyone, including Dr. G, seems to think that I won’t really make it until next week. We’ll see! Until then I am just waddling around the house, nesting and getting things organized. I’m pretty uncomfortable (contractions, low back pain, separated pelvis, etc) but I’m hanging in there and taking lots of naps. Here is a pic from last week…I’m even bigger now! Wish us luck, and I’ll keep everyone updated.

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Wow.

Talk about a delay…or a dead blog. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I took a little bit of a blogging hiatus since, well, October apparently!

So much has happened since those days when I first started feeling these little babies moving around! We are so lucky to have made it this far into the pregnancy without any major complications. As of today I am 35 weeks and 4 days pregnant. Just a few days shy of the ultimate goal of 36! Let’s see if I can make a list of significant events in Baby Girl’s and Baby Boy’s lives so far…

-Names have been officially agreed upon and tucked away until the babies are here. It’s a surprise!

-Nov. 11: (28 weeks) Pediatrician interviewed and selected.

– Nov. 5 & 26: (27w & 30w)I was the recipient of two amazing, generous showers compliments of C’s family and my family.

-Nov. 19: (29w1d) C and my mom painted the nursery. The color is amazing! We also got the cribs put together and the dresser up. This is starting to get real!

-Nov. 22: (29w4d) I made it to my short-term goal: Teach until Thanksgiving. My doctor’s were not confident that I would make it this far without going on bed rest, but I did it!

-Dec. 3- (31w1d) Our first pre-term labor scare. We went to the hospital at about 11pm. I was having a lot of regular contractions, getting closer together. By the time we made it to Labor & Delivery they were only 4 minutes apart! I was given fluids and terbutaline to stop the contractions. It worked, the babies were fine, and we were able to go home the next morning.

-Dec. 12- (32w3d) I made it to my mid-term goal: Direct my own Christmas Concert! I was so pleased (and relieved!) that I was able to be there for the concert. I don’t know what we would have done otherwise, so I’m glad everyone was cooperating. It went beautifully, too!

-Dec. 18- (33w2d) Second pre-term labor scare. Pretty much identical to the first hospital trip, only a lot less scary because we knew what to expect. Again, we were sent home in the morning and everyone was doing great.

-Dec. 21- (33w4d) Long-term goal demolished. I successfully taught through the entire first semester, just like I had planned, with only a few minor bumps along the way. Boo yah. :)

Since then I have been enjoying the holidays (especially the food!), finishing up the nursery, spending time with family and friends, counting contractions, and waiting for these two to make their appearance. They’re moving so much that my belly looks like a lava lamp. It seems so crazy that a few short months ago I was only able to feel the tiniest flutter!

There are so many other little milestones, joys, discomforts, victories, and concerns that almost makes me forget how we got here in the first place. I am so incredibly happy and grateful. It shouldn’t be too long now before they are here! Wish us luck!

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