Saturday, August 1, 2009

31 Weeks and still going...

Yahoo! Today is the we turn 31 weeks. It sounds sort of strange. Maybe I should say today is the day we have made it to 31 weeks or reached 31 weeks. It's all relative. This week had us wondering if we would reach today so every day continues to be a milestone. Thursday we took another trip to the good old B.I.(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center), as I will refer to it. I thought I was leaking amniotic fluid. It was just pee-another glorious part of having three 4 pounds infant cruising around on my bladder. We spent 5 hours there which always rots but were assured that everything was fine when we left. I think that trip woke the babies up because in the preceding days they had been so inactive no matter what I did. Since then I feel like they've been swimming around in circles in my giant belly.
So the body has been tested this week greatly, between the steroid shots,the leaking, the massive heartburn, the difficulty breathing. I must add that pregnancy causes a 50% blood volume increase. Some days I feel it more than others and the other night I felt like someone was hanging me upside down. Yesterday was a good day and today is just starting so I hope it will be a good day as well. However, any day the babies stay put is a good day. I have gone from thinking we would deliver this week to thinking maybe we will last a few more weeks. The not knowing is enough to drive anybody nuts but is just part of the territory.I'm already looking at pictures and videos of other peoples babies and mourning ours growing big too soon. I know just how fast these little people go from being newborns to big babies to toddlers and so on and I swear I already miss them being babies. I will try to take some more pictures later today and post them for all to ooh and ahh at the amazing capabilities of the human uterus.

1 comment:

  1. I am glad that you were not leaking amniotic fluid. I understand about the incontinence though, most days if I didnt know better I would think I was leaking AF too!

    Hang in there, you are doing a great job! Just a few more weeks and those babies will be done baking! At first getting week to week was just another goal met, but the longer it goes in these last few weeks... every day is a goal of its own. Good luck.