All is well with the babies. They are busy and bouncy and everything babies are supposed to be. Last weeks ultrasound showed them practicing breathing and the little girl was sucking her thumb. The ultrasound tech estimated their weights at 4 pounds 3 ounces and 4 pounds 5 ounces. Elle was 8 pounds 8 ounces when she was born so with every day that passes I'm carrying more baby than I ever have before.
The little girl is breech, with her head planted firmly under my ribs. Unless she flips (and I'm starting to give up hope on that happening) I'll have to have a c-section. I'm less than thrilled about that. I don't like the idea of surgery and I really hate that I'll have to miss out on the whole birthing experience. I know it will be ok but I'm still a bummed.
There is a silver lining to a c-section though. Right now I'm having horrible, burning pain by my lower left ribs. Everything in that area is stretching and expanding and the pain it's causing sometimes just takes my breath away. When I have a braxton-hicks contraction the pain gets about 10 times worse. The idea of going through labor and delivery with this pain is pretty scary. At least with a c-section I can avoid laboring with this rib pain. See? There's a bright side to everything!
Augh! Look away! It's a nightmare come to life!
Oh, wait. It's just my stretched out belly button complete with a gall bladder surgery scar. You still probably shouldn't look directly at it for too long. It has soul damaging properties.
Man, my camera phone takes disturbingly detailed pictures.
One year ago today I was worried about Joseph's hand writing.
Thursday, February 25, 2010