Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Grow Babies, Grow!

Week 31.

Good news: The contractions have calmed down, if not stopped completely.

Since our last entry, Terri has cancelled all her work dates. A doctor's appointment tomorrow will confirm whether or not Terri is done working for the rest of the pregnancy.

The overwhelming consensus from friends and other women who have worked: STOP. But we'll get the "official" word tomorrow than make a decision.

Last Friday (June 17) Terri had another non-stress test. The results were much more encouraging than last time: No contractions, with strong heartbeats from both babies.

It seems that the bed rest and relaxing at home are doing the trick. Just to be sure, Terri is limiting herself to one errand a day, if that.

So now we continue to wait, to hope, and in the words of our friend Kathy, we silently urge the twins to: "Grow Babies, Grow!!"


Bad news: There is not a whole lot for Terri to do at home!

David went to the library and got a bunch of books for Terri to read. But there is only so much reading and watching of T.V. to be done.

Terri is handling it like a trooper. She rests as much as she can. The problem is that she is already carrying the equivalent of a full-term single baby -- and these babies are still growing.

(All together now: "Grow Babies, Grow!!")

The effect on Terri's ability to breath is now noticeable when Terri is lying on her back. So she almost exclusively lays on her left side.

Even that isn't terribly comfortable. The other night, Terri woke up at 3:00 A.M., and couldn't go back to sleep. Luckily, not working means Terri is able to make up the sleep through naps during the day. And she's so great she didn't even wake up David.


Our third of three Lamaze classes is this Thursday. It's been fun to meet other couples in the same stage of pregnancy we are.

Also, our instructor is a very nice woman. She is even showing the class a video of a twin birth -- just for us! We don't have the heart to tell her that our doctor has said we are almost certainly a c-section, and will therefore not likely use anything of what she has taught us!

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