Happy Birthday Mom! (yesterday)
Happy Birthday Meg! (today)
31 weeks down and still counting! I can't believe we've made it this far.....I can't believe that I've been in the hospital for 33 days!
This week was pretty sureal. It did not feel like the holidays to me. Not to be "Debbie downer", but everyday pretty much feels the same in here. I had some great visitors and that helped time go by. Corey stopped by on her way home Christmas Eve. Mom and Alan were with us on Christmas Eve. Shane was of course with me at the hospital all of Christmas Eve and Day. I did get a special treat on Christmas Day - I was allowed to go outside!!!! This was the FIRST time that I had been outside in 29 days! Can you imagine? It was almost overwhelming. Shane took me out in a wheelchair for about half an hour and walked me all around the hospital and this little man made lake. IT WAS SO GREAT! The air smelled SO good and it felt SO good to have the sunshine on my face! I was also able to outside the day after Christmas. So, Mom took me outside for a minute and on a little tour of the hospital. The weather has not been so good over the last few days, so I've been on "lock down" again. However, I am hoping that it will be nice tomorrow so that I can go see our new vehicle FINALLY!!!
Yesterday was a tough day. I did not sleep well the night before. I also felt really strange all day. I don't know how to describe the feeling that I had except that I felt REALLY full. My belly was super tight and I felt like my abdominal muscles were being stretched. I got a great night's sleep last night and feel 100% better. My doctors think I felt bad for a couple of reasons....1) they believe that I was retaining water because 2) the babies had A LOT of fluid around them. Today, they still have a good amount of fluid around them, but not like yesterday.
The boys are still doing so good. They move around a LOT! If you catch it at the right time or are patient, you can actually watch them move. I think it's hularious! They move around mostly in the morning and at night. They like to sleep during the day. They each get the hiccups a lot and I feel so terrible for them when they do. I personally HATE having the hiccups! The other night two of them had the hiccups at the same time, it was too funny! They are still doing superb on their biophysical profiles each day - their scores are still perfect. They have yet to have a day where each of them did not get their perfect scores. Yep, these are MY boys! :)
We were originally scheduled to do their weights again on Monday, December 31; however, we're going to wait until Wednesday, January 2 to do their weights. Christy, who does the majority of the ultrasounds, is off work until then. It was simply my preference to wait until she gets back to do their weights. There are some other girls that come in when Christy is off of work, but they are not nearly as good a Christy is. I just want to make sure that we get the most accurate readings that we can. (My doctors agree!) So, look for another post from me then.......