Monday, October 26, 2009

33 weeks--woo-hoo!

Another week, another great milestone! It feels so good to get this far without any complications!
I had another OB check and NST today, and the babies are doing great! The NST was a bit slow at first, even though I ate a BIG breakfast, so they had to get out the "buzzer" which is a loud buzzer they place on my belly. The loud sound startles the babies and made them move around like CRAZY!!!! After that, they passed with flying colors, but it took me a long time to get them settled down again. My poor babies--I'm sorry to do that to you--next time I'm going to eat some chocolate before I go to get them moving on their own :)
My bp was low still--great news! So, for as lousy as I am feeling, the babies are happy as can be!
The one new development is that I have begun to dilate--just a tiny bit. Dr. said it was a fingertip to 1cm, so not much, but it is a change fro
m where I have been before. He also said my cervix is still very long, so he doesn't feel that labor is imminent. But if he had to guess,, he'd say we'll meet these babies by 36 weeks--yippee! That's really my goal, anyway, so let's hope he's right!
We got our 2nd crib from a friend, and it is set up in our bedroom, so the babies can sleep in there until we are ready to move them into their room. I also got a used EZ 2 nursing pillow, so we'll see how that works out. Some people love them, some hate them, and some don't end up nursing both at all. So, I figured buying one gently used on craigslist was the way to go! Let's hope it works great and I'm able to tandem nurse both babies for a good long while! Although the pictures on the website are bit you can see here :)
I tell ya, this twins thing is just CRAZY!!!
And here I am--actually 32 weeks here, but haven't taken another pic--will take one for the 34 week november--yay!


  1. You can do it! Once you get the hang of tandem nursing and both babies latch well, it is a joy. I did nurse them one by one in the night as I had no help to pick up one while I had the other on a pillow, but did great at daytime. Later they get so fast that you nurse them one by one, and it takes only a few minutes. Good luck!

  2. Thanks for the vote of confidence, Cat! I'm feeling like I can do it, but we'll see what happens in reality!