Momma is 36 weeks, 5 days pregnant. I am growing bigger by the minute as are the both of you. Last Monday, Baby A, you were weighing in at around 5 lbs 5 oz and Baby B, you were 5 lbs 12 oz. Way to go! I want you both to know that I am very proud of you for sticking it out so long and that you’ve grown to be big healthy babies. Your health is my ultimate priority and you’ve done excellent seeing as most twin pregnancies usually only make it to 35 or 36 weeks tops. We will visit the doctor again this afternoon and I will have to update with your current status.
If you haven’t noticed yet, please note that I am writing this blog at 3:30AM. Why is that you may ask? Because as grateful as I am that you have made it this far and as joyful as this pregnancy has been – 36 weeks, 5 days pregnant with twins is about the most uncomfortable thing I have ever endured. I have forgotten what it feels like to sleep more than a couple hours at a time. (I know, it’s normal and totally preparing me for your arrival. Yay.) But I’ve also been experiencing a new .. side affect that is insane, extreme, nonstop, make you want to peel your skin off itching EVERYWHERE ON MY BODY. I have tried oatmeal baths, lotions, cold showers – all to no avail. I never knew how stinking uncomfortable an itching sensation can be. Your daddy thinks I look nuts because I could just sit and scratch and scratch for hours on end. I mean, it’s pretty awful. If the doctor tells me again today that there will be no babies this week (or today for that matter) she is going to see a very unattractive side of your mommy which could possibly include weeping and begging. I mean, I just want to meet my girls! Is that so much to ask? ……I’d also really love for the 4 weeks worth of constant numbness in my hands known as Carpal Tunnel to go away. I would trade Carpal Tunnel and incessant itching for your sweet faces any day. (And I’m praying for TODAY.)
So please, my sweet girls – please grace us with your presence this afternoon. August 12 sounds like a mighty fine birthday to me.
I love you.
-Your miserably pregnant Mommy