Better late than never here is my 35 week update. I’m actually closer to 36 weeks now but time is just flying by now. The middle part of the pregnancy seemed to drag but now it’s going so fast, before I know it I’ll be holding my babies! I think I’m all organised for the babies now but with Christmas nearly upon us there still seems so much to do. I guess I had better get used to it though as it will be like this every year now with our Christmas twins.
This last week has been fairly quiet, only one hospital trip for some blood tests and that has been it. I’ve got my pre-op appointment on Friday and I’m looking forward to getting some more information about the c-section. Part of me has been thinking that I won’t make it to the c-section date with the chances of me delivering early being high but I’m still hanging on in there and now that there is a plan in place I would really like to make it that far. I know the night before I will feel anxious as it seems so surreal to know when your having your babies. I can’t imagine how I will feel the walking up that morning to go into hospital getting ready to meet our boys that very day! Saying goodbye to Lucas will be the hardest part for me; with the first it’s so easy to go to hospital anytime of the day or night. This time we have plans in place for babysitting duties but I will really miss him, it will be hard spending a few days without him especially at this time of year. However, I know Nanny is certainly looking forward to having him all to herself and he probably won’t be thinking about me half as much as I’ll be thinking about him!
The babies still seem so active but maybe that’s because there really isn’t going to be a lot of room for them! They must be jostling for space and I’ve had a few painful jabs from them. The one lying across is still high I think as I can feel the pressure right under my ribs, best of both worlds with twins as I get pressure lower down too from the second baby! They were a good size at my 34 week scan and I’ve had steroids since then so we are hopeful for good birth weights. I love this stage when you can get excited about what they will look like, will they be like Lucas, will they have hair, will they look more like Mum or Dad? I love that little bit of mystery before you meet them.
There has been a lot of rest this week, not only to keep those babies in but also because I really physically can’t do a lot. It’s so different to when I was pregnant with Lucas; I was four days late with him (although most of that was in hospital) I worked right up till four days before he was due and then I was still going shopping, for walks and I remember us going for lunch out on his due date and I was quite comfortable. This weekend my body just told me I absolutely had to slow down, my mind is still busy going over what I need to do but although I think I can manage to keep active I’ve discovered I really can’t. I couldn’t even manage a quick trip round the supermarket at the weekend, I was so out of breath! It is driving me a bit mad being stuck in the house so when my husband takes Lucas the park I tag along and sit on a bench. It will be nice once the recovery is over to feel a bit more like myself and be able to go on walks, that’s if I can make it out the house with three under three of course!