36w3d: The Final Stretch!
Posted by auntiem10 on September 6, 2011
One week from today (or hopefully sooner!), we’ll welcome our girls into the world! For the past week, they have been moving around in my belly like aliens, especially in the evenings. This morning, for the first time ever, they had the hiccups at the same time. This sensation to me feels like someone is tapping on my insides every few seconds. So I was sitting in a work meeting, feeling tap-tap on the left (Baby B), tap-tap on the right (Baby A), tap-tap on the left, tap-tap on the right, then tap-tap on both sides at the same time. What a weird (and distracting!) feeling! I’m sure I had a stupid smile on my face throughout the meeting because I was just so amazed at what I was feeling inside of my body. : ) And all morning, they’ve been fluttering around inside and letting me know that they are awake and hanging out in there. Amazing.
Today is our next-to-last NST. The hospital we chose is 45 minutes from our house and in an area of the city with heavy and confusing traffic, so we are both excited to be almost done with all of these appointments. We selected the hospital because they have the best NICU in our area, which thankfully now we probably won’t even need to use. Thank goodness!
Once again, we packed our suitcase in our trunk, just in case. I am so ready to meet these girls and hope that circumstances occur that speed up delivery to this week. Waiting through another weekend is going to drive me bonkers! But of course, we only have a week left at worst-case scenario, and our primary concern is that the babies have every advantage to be healthy. If that means waiting a few extra days until the 13th, then so be it. I am just being impatient because after starting this journey with the ODWU on April 7, 2010 and making our way through IVF, CCS testing, Depot Lupron treatment, FET prep, and then the FET, I am READY!!! I want to hold these babies and not just feel them on the inside. I want to assume the role of Mom and protect them and love them with every fiber of my being. And now that this reality is so close to my grasp, I am having a hard time staying patient!
Life is never, ever going to be the same. And it’s not going to be about just my hubby and I anymore. And you know what? That is absolutely fine with us. Our dreams are coming true.