Tuesday, October 4, 2011

39 Weeks and Counting...

39 Weeks
I really didn't think it was possible that I'd still be pregnant with twins at 39 weeks. I mean, I knew it could and does happen sometimes to some people, I just didn't think it would happen to me. ;-) Plus, when everyone (including my midwives) told me over and over that I'd probably pop between 37-38 weeks, the fact that I'm 39 weeks and still have no obvious signs of labor is about enough to drive me batty with waiting (not to mention the physical pain of carrying twins so long). And since there are no medical issues present, medical induction isn't something we're considering (I don't want to make my labor any harder than it's going to be and labor-inducing drugs can cause some killer contractions and increase the likelihood of a cesarean). As far as all the "at home" labor-inducing tricks? So far: not working.

I realized today however, after reflecting on my last pregnancy post, that all those potential pregnant-with-twins complications that I've somehow been spared are exactly the reason why I'm still pregnant. So really, I can't complain too much - I'd be calling my blessings a curse. Yes, I'm still pregnant (and I'll be honest, pretty miserable) but it's because my body and my babies are staying healthy and low-risk, so why should my sons come out right now? Never mind that I've got somewhere around 35+lbs of pressure bearing down on the exit route (which I'd think would be cause enough for an early eviction date). These babies seem perfectly content to stay put for now and I need to remind myself to be grateful for that... sometimes daily hourly every-other-minute.

Hangin' in there...


  1. How do you keep from tipping over?? :) Love you, girl. They'll come soon!

  2. Thank you for posting - we've been wondering!

  3. I am now following your blog b/c I saw your video on FB (a friend of mine posted it). I loved it! Congrats on your newest editions. Boys are a joy and very full of energy (I have 4:). Anyway, I can't wait to read more of your blog.
    Jen Roggenbaum

  4. Sooooo are you going to post a follow up? Not that you are busy or anything.

  5. Would love to hear how it went!

    If you used the Brewer Diet, would you like to write a story for my website?


    Best wishes,
    Joy Jones

  6. I also found your blog through your video. Love it. I hope you are enjoying your time with your boys. Prayers to you (ones of sleep and peace. :) )

  7. Hello, twin mama! Your hysterical dance party video was posted on twinstuff.com and then I found you here. I'm a mom to two adorable 22 month old girls. Welcome to the club! I'm looking forward to updates once your all settled in.

  8. Just saw ur video is getting Viral over the internet ! Im in Afghanistan and a friend in Wisconsin posted it on FB ! ...... Good Job ! Awesome parents both of u !

  9. Oh my goodness, girl! Just saw your dancing video. Love it :) Congratulations on your boys!


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