Ugh… What a crazy few days.
First I’ll start with the good news: Tuesday I hit 28 weeks — Hellooooo 3rd trimester! Another huge milestone & I’m more grateful for it than I thought I’d be — because…
The bad news: At my 28-week ultrasound appt with the specialist I found out that my cervix is being a total jerk & decided to shorten on me. A month ago I was holding onto a good 3cm or so, but now I’m at around 1.6-1.8. NOT cool. Bad cervix! Bad!
They called my regular obgyn & told me to go right home & relax. They wouldn’t even let me go to lunch.
Yesterday I went to my obgyn for a follow-up & just knew they would put me on bedrest. Aaaand I was right. Ugh. They also told me I needed to go to the hospital for 2 steroid shots — in my butt. Fun. So my mom & sister drove me to labor & delivery, where we had to wait almost 2 hours for the nurse to bring up the shot from the pharmacy. I guess they have to give them 24 hours apart, so I go back today to get the second shot in my other butt cheek. Can’t wait.
So now I’m very limited as to what I can do: No bending/lifting, only use the stairs to go up to bed/come back down, no sex (ugh), super short showers, etc. Somehow I managed to get a green light to attend my 2nd baby shower at my mom-in-law’s on Sunday. I just have to stay put in a reclining position & not bend/lift anything — which means Mike will probably be opening all of the gifts for me. Booo!
I don’t know how well I’m going to manage being stuck on the couch all day. Granted, I’ve been pretty lazy since getting laid off & welcoming two little lives into my body, but still… I like doing things for myself. I cringe at the thought of Mike doing the dishes now. I’m super anal about clean dishes and he’s… well… not so much. He’s also been doing my laundry for a few weeks so I don’t have to go in the scary old basement, which is nice of him, but he recently did a load of undies/towels that had rust stains on them afterward. He must have dropped them on the dirty basement floor, which I avoid doing at all costs. He later told me that he sometimes puts the clothes there in between loads. Ugggghhhhh. I realize this is very petty stuff, but that’s why I prefer doing certain things myself. And now I can’t. Pity party at the Roses in 5 minutes! Bring tissues!
I suppose I should end this whine-fest on a positive note…
Before getting the disappointing cervix news on Tuesday, we got to see the twins in 3D for the first time. Well, just baby B. Baby A wasn’t being cooperative (is she ever?).
So here are a couple shots of B, relaxing and kneeing herself in the face. (Maybe that’s why her nose looks so big here?! haha)
Sniffing her knee?
B’s profile & random uterus chunks. mmmmm!
Oh! Almost forgot — I passed the awful 3-hour glucose test! Yay! — Funny how that was such a big concern last week & now here I am, just hoping my babies stay put for at least another month… Ah, the joys of twin pregnancy.