Thursday, July 19, 2007
My doctor has officially set a date and time for the delivery. July 31st at 10:00 am. So, as I write this, I have 12 days to go. To be honest, I was ready to give up on the whole "34 week" idea and I tried to talk my doctor into delivering me next week sometime (which would only have been a few days early, but something about not going another weekend seemed appealing), but he wouldn't budge from our original goal. Even though I have had this date in mind the entire pregnancy, it is nice to have things specifically scheduled to occur. Of course if something goes wrong before the 31st they will deliver me then.
Today I am 32 weeks and 2 days. Once I reached the 32 week milestone, I really felt I could breath a sigh of relief. At 32 weeks, the babies have an excellent chance for both survival and for not having any long term disabilities. At this point, they (the babies) just start putting on some fat. Another really great thing about hitting 32 weeks is that if I go into real labor, they will not put me on the mag!!!! At that point, they would just deliver me instead of putting me through the torture of the medication.
All things considered, I am still doing amazingly well. I continue to have a lot more contractions than they would like (six or less in an hour is ideal---I usually have 8-12). However, the contractions don't appear to be changing anything, so that is good. I am supposed to monitor for an hour in the morning and an hour in the evening, but instead a typical monitoring session goes something like this: I monitor for one hour, I have too many contractions, they try some different medications and monitor some more, I still have too many contractions, they call the resident down to check my cervix, my cervix has not changed so they decide that I can be taken off the monitor. The whole process takes several hours, which isn't so bad during the day, but can be frustrating during the night, when it takes until 1 or 2 in the morning to decide that I can be taken off the monitor and allowed to go to sleep! Fortunately my day schedule usually allows for me to catch up on the missed sleep.
My husband, Jayson, arrived in Phoenix yesterday. Besides the fact that is wonderful to have him here, it also helps me to breath easier, knowing that if something happens and I need to deliver quickly that he will be here for it. My kids are also really excited to have their dad around.
This past week, Jayson's Aunt Linda and Aunt Victoria have been at our house in Austin unpacking boxes, decorating, and making our house livable. I am so grateful for their generosity!!! Jayson brought pictures of the "makeover" and the house looks great! Before their visit, the house was really disorganized and had boxes everywhere. Now we actually have a beautiful home to return to when the time is right. They spent a lot of time getting Riley and Kaiya's rooms painted, decorated, and organized as well as doing a complete laundry room makeover. I can't wait to see things in person. Now that Jayson is gone, my friend Natalie is taking the reigns to make sure that the builder fixes all the little things that were installed incorrectly on the house. We are so blessed to have such wonderful friends and family!!!!
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