Saturday, May 9, 2009

34+ preggo update

We're 34 weeks and some change, coming up quickly on 35 weeks and I'm round and full of babies! The end is just a couple short weeks away, and I've started to feel that melancholy bittersweet sense of wanting to grasp every single last little moment of enjoying having the babies in me, and also just want to be able to mow my damn lawn!

I asked pretty please for the cerclage to come out early so I didn't have to worry about removing it once I was in labor, so the surgery to remove it is scheduled for Wednesday, which (by their reckoning) will put us at exactly 35 weeks. The mama of the babies will be here the following Monday, and I think it would be nice to have them sometime that week, but I wouldn't mind if they wanted to hang out a while longer too. Although 37-38 weeks would be better, anything after 36 is fine too. They'll be healthy and happy, just not as plump as I would like.

I am really enjoying this last part of the pregnancy, and being round and full moon big. Today the sun was out and it was a treasure to feel it warming my taut skin, and to feel the babies squirming as they too were warmed. I can't really think of much I like better. In the end, I just do love being pregnant.

I am excited to see their mama again! Although we talk a lot, I haven't seen the mama and papa since the birth of Tor, nearly 2 years ago! It seems like so long, but when you are just going through your daily living motions it goes so fast, and suddenly it's been two years. The mama isn't bringing my surroson with her for the birth of the twins, and I completely understand! I can't imagine trying to figure out how to juggle all of the arrangements and having no idea when the babies will come, etc. I will go out to visit them sometime this summer and it will be so nice to see the whole family together! But for now, I am just looking forward to getting some one-on-one time with the mama. I have grown to really love her.

The rest of my life has been busy and full; with tango stuff (but no dancing), parenting, work, etc...all the things that keep life moving and lovely. For the most part, it's wonderful and satisfying.

Hopefully, my next blog post will be an announcement of babies!

Lots of spring love to all of you in the blogosphere!


tangobaby said...

You sound so happy! Enjoy your mother's day today... this one sounds very special indeed.

Melissa said...

I'm so happy that this pregnancy has turned positive for you. Not that it was horrible in the beginning but it did seem to have a rough start. Let me know if you need anything in the next few weeks.

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe how fast it went! I am so happy that you are doing well - you sound fabulous.

BTW, happy mother's day!

Elizabeth said...

Good luck with the birth. A very sacred time in your life.
Thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful post. I've missed your writing and am so happy that you are so happy and round.

Mtnhighmama said...

Tangobaby, I am happy. Thanks for the mother's day warmth!

Mel: mmmm...lasagna.

meinsideout: it has gone fast, hasn't it. I appreciate your well wishes. It means a lot to me that you are following my story. I'm with you on yours. More in spirit these days than posts, but I hold a space for you in my heart.

Elizabeth: thanks! What lovely art you create. I was really inspired by your colors they other day.

Johanna:LOL. I am round. And I'm loving it. these last few weeks are special indeed.