I had a really emotional, teary eyed upset day yesterday. I totally lost it with my toddler. She was driving me nutty and then kept spitting food and finding it funny to rub it into the cream carpeting. I got down to clean it up and couldn;t get up and took her shirt off of her to clean it up. I was sitting there absolutely sobbing and appologizing for yelling and being not nice with her. When Iw as yelling she thought it was all funa dn games - when I started balling she kept trying to hug me and give me kisses. poor thing...what a mess I was. So I put her down for a nap...... and from 3-4pm had 6 BIG TIME (like radiating to your butt and down the legs) contractions.) It happens WHEN I lay down. I had been lying on my left for about a half hour. I had just had a snack and lots of fluids. It really freaked me out. After #6 I got up and forced myself to eat a meal and downed a big bottle of Gatorade (along with cal/mag drops) and got up and walked a bit and things calmed down. After about 45 min without anything else happening I went up and took a soak in the tub (after Dh got home) and I was fine the rest of the night.
Later that night, I called the "tub guy" he's the DH of a local MW who rents out Soft Tubs (soft sided hot tubs) for labor. I basically was going to beg him to bring it early (It was suppossed to come just before CHristmas) So he says; "well, I have one that isn't in use so you can have it anytime!" I felt JUST like I did when I got my first ktichen set!!!! I think if I could jump up and down that hard again I'd be doing so. He's bringing the tub on Sunday afternoon - can you say WAAAAAAY excited!!! I was smiling from ear to ear.
This morning we had our 34 week ultrasound. The girls look absolutely fabulous
Baby A is estimated at 5lbs 9oz. She is breech (I knew that- she's a total monkey!) HR = 147
Baby B is estimated at 5lbs 7oz She is head down and she is presenting first. A ctually she has been logged so low they have been trouble getting good measurements on her. So I don;t think she's planning on relocating. HR = 141
Both are measure right around their estimated due date. Amniotic fluid is nice and plump and right where it should be and their little parts are working well. No concerns.
I couldn't be happier and I feel renewed after yesterdays emotional roller coaster of a day.
I called my original MW (she's not delivering with us - but is a cohort in getting us consults and helping with anything preterm) I told her about the contrax. yesterday and asked if I should have done different. She said if I have more than 6 for more than an hour to give her a call. She said basically I did everything she would have told me to do - but if it had gone on for more than 2 hours she'd come check me and we could get some terbulatine of needed. She also reassured me that the perinatologist who is conspiring with us (she is very MW friendly but stopped catching babies) will do anything to get me to term - even if I need to be hospitalized to get there - she'd cut me loose once full term (given the babies are fine and all) to still ahve my HB. I thought that was pretty awesome! I wasn't THAT bad off and I know that if the food, water, walking, bath thing hadn't of changed things I would have called her. But part of me thought that anything past getting checked was = to walking into the hospital (no doc) and she said that's not the case. So I feel a real sense of renewed spirit!
Now I need my hypnobirthing CD's to come so I can crawl in the tub and just soak and meditate my little heart out.
I can't BELEIVE there is 11lbs of baby in my tummy - that seems so wild to me! No wonder my pubic bones and muscles are killing me. I think DH has a new sense of respect for me at the moment
2 weeks 5 days and 8 hours till Gail is here!