This past week has been a bumpy one. The energy is high with stress and anxiety due to our move this week and weekend. I started some packing today, tomorrow we both work and will pack some more, Thursday we work and then the afternoon and evening we will go to the in laws to paint our room and clean up the garage to prepare to easily move things in. Friday is Kate’s birthday and our first real move in day and then the rest of the weekend it movin out/in all the rest of our things and preparing the apartment to be painted on Monday.
Last week I had some pains and an overall feeling of dread that made me quite concerned. So we went to my OBs office and was seen by an on call midwife. She did a fetal test that consists of swabbing the vagina and cervix and then checking for certain proteins that show if preterm labor is imminent or not. She also did a cervical check (which was painful and I’m not sure why) and asked a slew of questions.
By the end of the appointment it was clear that the babies were fine and so was I. I was just having really strong around ligament pains, a very sore back from all the weight, and heightened anxiety. Thank goodness!
The swab came back negative for the preterm labor proteins as well. I had no idea that test even existed…the name of the test escapes me right now.
Yesterday, Monday, we went to the MFM clinic to get our 23 week growth scan. It was much quicker than anticipated, only and hour, and everything checked out great! Daiton is still head down and measuring in the 92nd percentile for 23 weeks. He was being stubborn again and wouldn’t turn his head so we got crappy pictures of him again….I guess he is our mystery baby. Emerie is measuring dead on target and not falling behind so now their discordance is 20% but it’s ok becauseshes now behind. She was active like you wouldn’t believe, always is, and it transverse with her head at Daitons feet still. She gave us a few ok face shots. Their faces are really filling out now and their features so much more noticeable.
Seeing them again and looking so “human” was bittersweet. Kate said the other day “I know they need to grow more but I just want them here already”. Sums up how I feel entirely. I’m so ready to meet them yet I know their not ready to be in this word yet. *sigh*
Emerie has becoming a squirming and kicking queen in there lately. When I’m still she is moving constantly. I think she wears herself out cause then the following day she will be less active and I’ll feel Daiton more. Some of their movements aren’t so distinguishable but a lot are.
the baby shower is starting to stress me out less and I’m actually getting excited now. I hope we have a good turn out, but mainly I can’t wait to see a few friends and family members a rarely get to see. My friend Jenn will be taking pictures for us so that we don’t have to worry about missing out on moments cause we forget to take pictures.
We only got a CD of the ultrasound pictures so bare with me, I had to take a picture of the pictures on my terrible computer screen.