The Not-So-Sexy Infertility Adventures of a Girl in the Big Apple

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

33 Weeks and Big Babies

Today I went in for what may be my last ultrasound before I deliver.  Babies were measuring 5lbs 3oz and 4lbs 14oz - which depending on the chart you look at is either HUGE or slightly below average.  Anybody have an online source for weight percentiles they trust?  There is a pretty big discrepancy between sources as far as I can tell.  Also, my cervix seems to be holding up reasonably well, although it has shortened.  2 months ago it was 3.7, a month ago it was 3.1, and now it's somewhere in mid 2's.  But I think that's still pretty good, or at least the ultrasound tech said so.

My belly is getting just monstrous...I promise I'll post some pics soon.  But trust me, it's BIG!

I'm really hoping I make it another 2.5 weeks, which will bring me to 36 weeks.  After that, the babies can come whenever as far as I'm concerned.  In fact, the thought of waiting until 38 weeks (which is when my OB said she'd schedule delivery if they don't come sooner) sounds crazy to me - could I really make it that long?  Seems impossible....

We had our nursery closet installed today.  It will be painted next week and then our curtains and new windows will be installed the week after.  If I can just get through all of that before delivering it would be heavenly!  Keep your fingers crossed for me girls!

I have passed my last two NSTs without incident, thank goodness.  I did have a few contractions again today but the doctor who reviewed it said it wasn't necessary to send me to Labor & Delivery.  Phew!

My main source of complaint right now is carpel tunnel and heaviness in the pelvis.  Sleep is just so-so, but it's been that way for a while now.  I'm in this weird place where I am simultaneously so ready to be done with this pregnancy and also desperately hoping to stretch it out another 2 - 3 weeks.  We'll see what happens, talk about having no control over this outcome!

Oh, and I wanted to thank everyone for the very helpful comments re: c-section vs. "natural" delivery as well as contractions.  It made me feel a lot better to hear how many of you had frequent Braxton Hicks in the third trimester.  I'm getting used to it now and not freaking out about it anymore.  I think right now I'm leaning towards trying for "natural" with the understanding that it may not happen for me.  We'll see how I feel when the time comes, though!

Hope everyone is doing well, whatever stage you are at...


  1. Wow, gotta say Newbie, yours seems to have been the fastest pregnancy I have followed. It seems like it was just yesterday you found out you had two embryos implanted :-)

    Glad all is going well and yay to making it almost to full term. I am sure you can go another 2+ weeks just fine. Hope all the room preperations get done in time. So happy that all is going well. Good luck!!!

  2.'re almost there! Hopefully you hang in there for another couple of weeks and all your projects get wrapped up before the babes arrive. Can't wait to see some belly pics!

  3. I'm glad those babies are growing big and strong! It is SO HARD at the end of the pregnancy, especially with twins! The carpal tunnel is super annoying! I hope the projects get done soon, so you can relax a little before the babes come. I look forward to seeing some pics of the belly, you are a tiny thing, so I am sure that belly is big! So excited you are almost there!

  4. You're halfway between third base and home plate!! You can do this!!

  5. I can't believe you are getting so close! I bet you feel ready to be done, but you worked so hard for it, I hope you have many more enjoyable moments before delivery :)

  6. I'm so glad everything is going perfect newbie. I am sure you are huge:), two babies in there and one weighing 5lb 3oz, can't imagine:) But you'll get back to normal soon, you'll see, those two will keep you busy.
    Very exciting you are being able to get everything done before the babies come, perfect! What an exciting time! So happy for you! xo

  7. Glad you are doing so fantastic and still pregnant!! My gf had her twins at 32 weeks and they were just Over and just under 4 lbs so sounds like you guys are right on track or even a bit ahead of schedule! I can imagine you are getting uncomfortable with ten lbs of baby! Can't wait to hear their birth story!!

  8. I still can't believe you are still pregnant! AMAZING job mama! I cannot wait to hear about those babies!!!!