33 weeks!!!!!!!!!!

Oh, my gosh: I am still here. 33 weeks. Thank you lord!

The contrax were pretty bad on Tuesday night….not painful, but scary because there were more than usual. Two thoughts kept running through my mind….either I am a) going into labor (FRACK!), or b) dilating like crazy (FRACK!). If it had gotten much worse I would’ve called the OB, but fortunately hubs rubbed my back, got me a big glass of water, and we watched my favorite bedrest show, Anthony Bordain’s No Reservations on the Travel Channel, until I was tired enough to fall asleep through the worry. They were bad again on Wednesday night but fortunately not as bad Tuesday night. And last night they were fine. (No jinxies!) If (if if if if if!!!) I can make it to my OB appointment on Monday, I am very fearful of what kind of damage (aka: dilation) those contrax have created. Eeeeeeeeeek. [Side note: Dr. Zen said contractions are more common at night—which is definitely when I get most of mine, between 7 and midnight—something about circadian rhythms, have others experienced this?]

But, I am still here! Thank you lord.

My Mom has been in town the past couple of days. We had to lay some very serious ground rules: NO TALKING ABOUT MY CERVIE OR UTE. Fortunately, she has not made the comments I feared she would. She did talk a fair amount about how QUICKLY all four of us kids came into the world….3 hours max from the start of labor. I admit it elevated my heart rate hearing about that and I think crazy thoughts like, Oh my gosh, what if I don’t realize it’s labor soon enough and I have the babies at home, they are too tiny to not have doctors helping them. I am so incredibly hyper-alert of every tensing, aching, contracting sensation—each one I experience is a little lesson in managing my fears. Zen zen zen zen.

I am working full-time from home via my laptop, but it’s been awesome having my Mom in the house with me. Boy do the days go by faster when I’m not totally isolated! She has also been working herself to the bone around the apartment, taking on all of the nesting projects I didn’t get to: cleaning out the drawers and cabinets in our kitchen and putting in new liners, putting up art in our hallway, hanging up art in the babies’ room, organizing all of the babies’ clothes and gear into dressers and drawers and bins. She finds new projects to delve into on her own….last night she cleaned up all of the dead leaves and winter muck off of our front porch! She also has done about a dozen loads of laundry. She is such a good egg and I am so appreciative of her help! 🙂

I am so so so so so grateful and happy to be 33 weeks. Thank you cervie, thank you ute, thank you sweet Baby A and Baby B. You are all doing SUCH an awesome job. Thank you lord, for letting us make it this far. Today is all I can think about. One more day, one more day, one more day.

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23 responses to “33 weeks!!!!!!!!!!

  1. One more day! One more day! One more day! That is a great goal and you are doing so well. I am thinking of you constantly and sending healthy baby thoughts your way! xoxo

  2. Well now you’re just showing off! 🙂 Seriously, you are doing great and have been such a “good egg” for these babies. Hang in there.

  3. I keep chanting “one more day” with you! I’m so glad that you are still pregnant. And what a great mother you have…she’s definitely a good egg. I’m sure it has taken some major stress off of you having her around. Keep up the good work of baking those babies. 🙂

  4. I seriously jumped up when I saw that you made it to 33 weeks! AWESOME! Oh, FYI – my mom also had very fast labors – like crazy fast…and I was in labor for 8 hours with our first born! Hope that makes you feel better 🙂 Can’t wait to see your 34 week post!

  5. You’re doing so well that your mantra should be “one more week”!
    Your mom sounds awesome. She’s going to be such a help when your little ones come. Also, I rather like the sound of a 3-hour labour! You are so in-tune with your body, there’s no way they’ll come without you knowing it. Can’t wait to hear about Monday’s appointment. Rest and enjoy the weekend!

  6. THIRTY-THREE WEEKS!!!! WAHOOOOOO!!!!

    I’m so, so, so thrilled for you, Egg. This is wonderful! You are doing a great, great job. I bet you’ll get even more good news at the OB appointment.

    I’m so glad your mom is around to help. Sounds like she is really saving the day.

    One more day, one more day, one more day. The mantra is obviously working!

  7. sienna

    this is most excellent news, egg!!! don’t be surprised if you go to the doc on monday and there’s no change! these things work in freakishly weird ways. i convinced myself that i could feel myself dilating a few weeks ago, and went in, and felt like an a$$ afterwards bc there was no change :o) oh, and i get more contractions at night too. even if i had just spent all day in bed doing nothing. is very strange. you’re sounding like you’re doing great!! hang on a little longer sweet little ones! xoxo.

  8. lady pumpkin

    You all are amazing. And hooray for wonderful moms! xoxo

  9. I’m so happy for you!! What a blessing.

  10. Good Job Egg!!! I’m so proud of you. Keep going, you can do it!

  11. Fantastic work! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for no change on Monday, and for a quiet and restful weekend.

  12. I can’t believe how far you’re getting! I’m so happy for you, Egg.

    Your mom sounds like a doll. I can’t imagine having someone so damn helpful around.

  13. Whoo hoo for 33 weeks! Fingers crossed for a good report on Monday! My contrax also got a lot worse at night – even waking me up sometimes. You’re doing great and so are those babies!

  14. happy 33 weeks! i think your mantra of one more day is doing the trick!

  15. lifebytheday

    So so happy for you guys! Keeping my fingers crossed 🙂

  16. I swear I compulsively check your blog 100 times a day to see if there is any news. So glad to hear it’s good news! You are amazing. 🙂

  17. You are a rock star! I breathe such a sigh of relief every time I check your blog and you are still hanging on! Great job, Egg! I just loved hearing the help and support you are getting from your Mom. Can she come to my house next?!!! Sounds wonderful! You are doing GREAT!!!

  18. AL

    YIP YIP YIP!!!! 33 weeks is AWESOME, Egg (and egg’s cervie!).

    I’m so glad your Mom is in town helping you prep and isn’t causing you more stress or worry talking about things. My Mom keeps saying things like “I didn’t get stretch marks, so you won’t.” Or “I didn’t get swollen at all, so you won’t need to worry about that.” Umm Mom? Don’t you remember the whole I didn’t get your fertile gene? So maaaaaybe this doesn’t apply.

    Hope the appointment goes well on monday. Will be thinking of you and Baby A and B!

  19. FCblacksheep

    Amazing. So happy they’re hanging around a little longer. Sounds like having your mom around has been a great comfort. Glad she’s there to help.

  20. Look at you! This is so great!
    Still praying for you every night. I’m so excited for you.

  21. Moms are the BEST! (And I fricken cracked up that you told your mom absolutely no talk about your cervie or ute. Priceless. I think I just love so much that you call it your cervie :).) And yay yay yay for 33 weeks, Egg! This is HUGE! See, those babes know what’s good for them. Stay in there sweet little ones! xoxo

  22. Congrats on 33 weeks! That is so nice your mom is close by and helping to get the house ready! I hope your appointment goes well!

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