35 Weeks; Let the Games Begin

19 02 2010

35 weeks today!!!  Woo hoo!!!  I am so happy to have made it this far – the babies are fully developed at this point – I would like some additional time for them to fatten up and for their brains to continue developing…however, things may go faster than I thought…

I woke up this morning feeling “off” – just not right – and I felt like “something was different”.  TMI coming – my poo has been harder than diamonds – and harder than hell to pass – but this morning, it was very, very loose and there was quite a bit…I also had some cramping.  I had a doctor’s appointment at 2:00 – and low and behold, I am 50% effaced, baby boy is in -2 station and my cervix is beginning to open – the external opening to my cervix is open – big enough for her to fit her finger – but the cervix is internally closed so officially not dilated yet.  My doc said that all my symptoms point towards labor beginning – but also reminded me that it could be a fast (within days) process or a slow (a week or so) process.  BTW – the in office ultrasound revealed that both Sugar and Spice are head down!!!!!

Part of me was relieved to know that things are happening but I also want them to bake for a bit longer…I wanted to celebrate the kickoff so Mr. M and me went out to eat to one of my favorite spots…Beni.hana!  His son is also away this weekend so we have the weekend to ourselves!!

Here is my belly pic from tonight – I love this top.

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16 responses

19 02 2010
PJ

Woohoo! What a great doctor’s appointment! Things are sounding really good. 🙂

19 02 2010
PJ

Also, I found this site on pubic pain:

http://www.plus-size-pregnancy.org/pubicpain.htm

I’ve been having a lot of hip pain, and then when I went back to work this week I’ve been having some pain in the pubic bone (like something’s pinching really hard). I don’t know if it’s PSD, but some of the suggestions about pain relief are interesting.

Thought you might be interested.

19 02 2010
Valerie

I definitely recommend going out for the “last night” with your hubby. You never know when those babies will decide to come. We did that for 3 weeks thinking that they would come ANY DAY. Low and behold, they came at 38 weeks!

19 02 2010
Caroline

Yay! I am so thrilled for you! Wouldn’t it be amazing if our babies shared a birthday!?
Please keep me updated with your progress. You will be a wonderful Mom!

19 02 2010
Lexie

How exciting! I haven’t had a chance to update my blog yet, but I went to my appointment yesterday (Thursday) and we were also 50% effaced and a finger-tip externally dialated. My doctor is out of town this next week and said he would recommend staying off my feet if I wanted him to deliver the babies. Its all becoming VERY real…

19 02 2010
sprogblogger

WOOHOO! How exciting! Shall be blog-stalking!

19 02 2010
Kate

Wow, you’re looking great. How exciting that things may be happening and you may meet your babies soon. Good luck!

20 02 2010
It is what it is

Wow! I can’t believe you are practically on the eve of delivery. What a journey. As others have said, do enjoy this time as a couple with your husband. There is something magical about the time just before birth.

Love the top. Would love a non-maternity version 🙂

20 02 2010
Melissa G

L, I am so fricken excited for you. I can’t believe you’re going to meet your babies soon!!!

Cute top!

20 02 2010
Miss MVK

WOW WOW WOW L! I am getting goosebumps, I am so excited for you. Please please update us frequently (and you have my email…). Of course as excited as I am for you, you know I am also scared poopless because once you go, I know that I am coming up next. GULP.

Btw, love that top too. Today I tried on a top that was way too small (that I’m pretty sure I wore during my third trimester before). Eek.

Here’s to this weekend and what it could bring. xoxo

20 02 2010
R.J.

I’m super excited for you! How crazy to think in a few days your babies will be here. Thinking of you 🙂

20 02 2010
LastChance

Super adorable top and belly!! I’m happy things are starting to MOVE!

20 02 2010
Nikki

Woo hoo! Sounds like things are definitely on the way! Good luck! Thinking of you! ((Hugs))

20 02 2010
strongblonde

🙂 i still can’t believe how small you look! i looked like a house at the end….and i didn’t even make it as far as you!

let the games begin! i’m always wondering if the next time i look at your blog if there will be an update about how the babies have arrived.

xoxo

21 02 2010
IF Optimist

I am so absolutely, incredibly happy that you and the little ones have made it here to 35 weeks and you are all doing fine. Hoping that they bake a little while longer too (my poll vote was for 37 weeks). Your top is truly cute and I love that you got to go out with your hubby. It is so exciting that in such a short time you will get to meet them. WOW!

21 02 2010
Maria

Yes I do love that top, but my goodness look how big your belly is!!!!! LOL. I’m am THRILLED you made it another week 🙂

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