Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

Thursday, May 21, 2009

31 Days and Counting!

Ok, so I'm looking like I'm about to pop, but I still have a month to go before my scheduled c-section on June 22nd at 8am. At my Dr's appointment on Monday I was told that if I make it to my scheduled date that the twins will be 7 lbs or more. Boy, I already feel like they're bigger than that!

Many of you know that this last Saturday I thought I might be having contractions so I had Mike take me to the hospital and Mike's sister, Amber, came and picked up the boys for an overnight stay. When we got to the hospital they hooked me up to a monitor for a stress test, to monitor contractions, if any, and babies' hearts. Plus, the Dr. on call came in and checked my cervix and tested me to see if I was in danger for pre-term labor. All things checked out good and I am not a candidate (according to the 'test') for pre-term labor. Yippee! It was my muscles stretching - and it was very painful, something I hadn't felt with Michael Jr. or Connor, but I'm way bigger this pregnancy than I ever was with the other boys.

I'm just very thankful that I have had a GREAT pregnancy so far, and it's only now that I'm starting to feel tired and beat-up on the inside, not to mention, with my belly being SOOOOO BIG, that I am having difficulty standing and walking for more than short periods of time. Now when I go shopping I have to use the electric carts, but it's been pretty nice that it's an option, because now I feel like I can get out of the house and not be cooped up.

Thanks for all of your continued prayers. I really would like to make it another 4 weeks to deliver these precious little ones at 38 weeks. But the Dr. feels comfortable doing a c-section at 36 weeks if we have to, they'll just have to check the twin's lungs for maturity before putting me on the operating table.

Enjoy the pictures!


Phelps family said...

You look great! And I'm so impressed that you still have as much energy as you do. Don't hesitate to call me if you need anything.