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37 Weeks!!!

Just got back from my appointments. We started the day at 8:00 and the appointments lasted until almost 1:30. It took forever to do the amnio but they finally got Gracie to hold still long enough to do it. Boy did it hurt! I knew a big huge needle in the belly would hurt but yikes!! They got enough fluid to hopefully run the test.

We then did an NST which neither baby cooperated for. My usual nurse was on vacation and the fill-in nurse was terrible. The girls ended up passing the BPP though. Then I had to do bloodwork and pre-register for the C-section. It was a long and tiring day. Oh and they think I have cholestasis of pregnancy which is a liver problem that causes itching. Since I am delivering in two days they aren't going to do anything for it. I will have to suffer until then. I slept about 2 hours last night because of the itching so the next two nights should be interesting.


Lindsey Fescoe 3:23 PM  

Only 2 more days!!!! YAY Then all this pregnancy fun will be over and you'll have two beautiful little girls to play with :)

Anonymous 3:31 PM  

Sorry about the itching but yea for only two more pregnant days! I'm so excited for you! Hoping you have two itch-free, nerve-pain-free days!

Janice 4:47 PM  

Hi, I just wanted to wish you well on your delivery and hope that everything goes well. This is such an exciting time, hope you can get some sleep - even with all the itching! Looking forward to seeing pics of your beautiful baby girls! :)

Michelle 7:09 PM  

Oh sweet Jesus, only 2 days remaining!!!!!! How am I going to make it?!?! For real!

How are you going to make it?! Yeah, like you're going sleep at all knowing that you're going to get to meet the most incredible people in your lifetime in just 2 days...ha, yeah, good luck with that one ;-)

Oh man, I have butterflies in my tummy now...Kristen, this is SO freakin' exciting!!!!!!!!!!

By the way - thanks for the blog. It's been awesome to be able to travel along this path with you two. Thanks for sharing everything with us :)

You have everything you need for your camera, right? Batteries? Camera is in your bag, right? Just makin' sure...I can't wait to see these beauties!

K, enough from me...for now...

Dianne 9:07 PM  
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Dianne 9:07 PM  

Hi Kristen, just wanted to de-lurk and wish you all the best in the exciting days ahead. I found your blog through a friend (of a friend of a friend...) I guess about a year ago, and your hope and perseverence have been inspiring. I'm so happy that this dream is coming true for you and your husband. Congratulations!

Anonymous 9:54 PM  

I am so excited for you! I know sleep is pretty hard for you, but try your best to get as much as possible. The first 3 months are tough, but oh-so worth it! Good luck, can't wait to hear the good news and see pics of your beautiful baby girls!

Sami 1:38 AM  

Woohoo - I hope that you are resting nicely and just waiting patiently for those girls to join your happy family. Good luck and know we're praying for you guys and the girls - happy and healthy!

seattlegal 1:41 PM  

Looking forward to hearing about th birth of your baby girls. Sorry about the cholestasis!

WendyLou 3:15 PM  

I am so excited for you! One more day!

Another c/s tip... they will likely give you something in the spinal which will make you itch. I forget what it is called, but it is a long term pain management thing.

And itch.

And itch.

They will offer you benadryl... My friend took it and it dried up her milk.

For me, I just itched. Bring some good face cream. I skipped the benadryl because it makes me miserable anyway. I itched for about 12 hours. Don't bite your nails... the raw will make it worse.

Good Luck. I am SO excited for you. I can't wait to see pictures. You will do great and all will go ok. I'm praying for all of you.

Tomorrow you become a family of 4! Yipee!!!!!

Tara 3:28 PM  

I'm thinking of you--can't wait to hear the good news and see pictures (I hope!) of your girls!!



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