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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