Not much excitement to report around here.
We are totally ready to go, and are now just in waiting mode.
But nothing is happening. The weekly OB visits are still the same - cervix holding strong, babies look good, minimal contractions. We've had 2 NSTs now and both were great. The contractions I do have seem to be getting stronger, more intense, but I'm still not having any more - just a handfull throughout the day, a few more in the evening.
Next week we go for a final growth ultrasound. We're very curious to see what the estimated weights are. At the last one - it will have been 4 weeks - they were about 4lbs and 4.5lbs. So we're wondering if either/both will be over 6lbs now.
We actually do have a c-section scheduled. I'm hesitant to talk about it. It feels very strange to schedule such a thing - knowing the day your babies will be born seems very wrong to me. I always thought it would be a big surprise - to not know when you would go into labor. But, since Baby A is still breech, and likely smaller than Baby B - we are most likely having the C-section. So we went ahead and scheduled it. Oh, what's the date? You really want to know?
Friday. September 21. Two weeks from today!!! YIKES! 12:30pm PST.
This does make me even more glad that we didn't find out the sexes of the babies. Because now not even the birth day is a surprise. So at least we get one surprise in this pregnancy.
We have chosen not to tell anyone that we have scheduled the delivery date. So you are sworn to secrecy, my dear blogging friends. We are just sticking to our story that the doc won't let us go past 38 weeks, but other than that we are waiting to see if I go into labor or if anything starts to happen, or if the doc decides he wants to take them out sooner. We will call family in the morning of that day, and just tell them that the doc has decided that today's the day. Then my mother will book herself a ticket, we will encourage her to book it for the next day.
And now that we know the date, it feels like we are both just sitting around tapping our toes waiting for it to come. The next two weeks is going to be long. We have nothing left to do, and we are really anxious to meet these babies.
I will be a little sad to not be pregnant any more. I'm not wishing the pregnancy to be over. Even though I am having a harder time getting around now, I still have enjoyed this miracle of being pregnant. But I am getting excited to meet these babies. J is getting very excited - every day now he says he wishes they would just come now, because he is so anxious to just have them. It's really sweet actually - how badly he wants these babies.
But really, all is quiet here. just waiting...