Wow, you guys are just cruising along with this thread! Lots of names here that are new to me, so HI to you all!Mandi
, so good to hear from you. You've got so much going on, and major decisions to make late in your pregnancy. I've found a little trick in decision making to be a visualization: imagine that you're in a canoe on a river. You've got things upstream that you have to work to get to, or downstream that you can just ride on down towards. When a decision feels upstream, I've generally found that it's not the intuitive path, while "downstream" decisions are more aligned with my purpose and work out much more easily. I don't know if this idea will be helpful at all, but I thought I'd share. I wish you great peace of mind and heart, and a joyous conclusion to your pregnancy.
Re: babies pushing outward, it's great to hear you guys talk about this. It's been going on for me for a couple of months, and some days are just so rough because the boys both get into these pushing-out sessions... it can even make me feel queasy! I find that massaging them works less now than it did before. Sometimes it even makes it hard to distinguish between contractions and baby movement! Ouch!!
AAM, so, wow, I'm going to be 31 weeks on Thursday! I can't believe it! I'm actually feeling so stable, it's hard to imagine that things really could change between now and 34 weeks. On the daily monitoring, the babies are still both looking great. I had another ultrasound today, and could see them both BREATHING. It's just miraculous. I'm so awed by their strength and resilience!
I had a very busy and fast day today. My sister sleeps here a couple times a week, and having her here last night was awesome, even though she was just reading and I was working.
I think stretch marks are coming... I can see the beginnings of them on the bottom of my belly. I'm a little disappointed - I've already made it so far without them - but then I remind myself that it's just another sign of carrying these boys closer to term, and I feel better.
I'm trying not to think about everything that is left undone. My stuff is still scattered between 2 houses, and I didn't even have a chance to get the dresser set up, never mind all the other details of setting up our room. It's a disappointment that I just keep shoving to the back of my mind, since there's absolutely nothing I can do about it. Oh, well.
OK, time to wind down for bed.