Thursday, September 9, 2010

Freak Out and Fondue

So yesterday we show up at our peri's office promptly at 1:20 for our 1:30 appointment. Unfortunately our appointment was actually scheduled for today, not yesterday. Doh... They took us right back anyway and we were seen within 30 minutes. Have I mentioned how much I love this place?? The doc came in and right off told Trina she was a superstar! She praised her on getting to 31 weeks without any hospital visits other than the cerclage at 12 weeks. She got down to business and started measuring the boys. She announced that Baby A has moved to head down position. Then she had a hard time measuring his femur because his legs were under Trina's ribs! My wife's torso is chalk full-o-babies. Every available nook and cranny has some baby part stuffed in it. As she wrapped up the scan she casually says "OK then, the babies will be here inside of 2 weeks" Just like that. No warm up, just a bombshell. We were shocked. What happened to 35 weeks?? She went on to say that Trina had a bit of protein in her urine, her blood pressure was up just a teeny bit from usual and she now had 12lbs of baby sitting on her cervical stitch. My mind was reeling, then it hit me. 12 pounds of baby? I asked for their weights. She looked at the screen and rattled off: 3lbs14oz, 4lbs1oz and 3lbs15oz. Holy shit my babies weight 4lbs a piece!!! With that she said she'd see us in a week and walked off.

I swear we were both in complete shock. I had a stupid grin and was filled with nervous excitement. Trina was upset and slipping into denial. Walking out she just kept saying she wasn't ready and I just kept reminding her it wasn't up to us. We decided it was a good time to go pre-register at the hospital and headed over there. That's marked of our list now. :) After that I took her to The Melting Pot for a celebratory dinner of melted cheese, dippers and salad. We followed that up with decadent chocolate and coffee. It was SO amazing. We were stuffed full of fondue when we finally waddled out of there. I have a feeling that might be the last fancy dinner date we have for quite a while. We're about to be very busy and very broke.


31 Week Belly, 47", +45lbs

17 comments:

Myndi said...

That's awesome that the babies are so big already! Trina makes a great oven for those buns. :)

Thank you for your comment on my blog. It really is difficult to find support in trying to breastfeed multiples, so I'll take all I can get.

And good luck to you and Trina on doing the same. You are so lucky to have four boobs between you...I hope they are able to stimulate your milk production as well so that you can share the load and joy of it. I breastfed my daughter (who is now nearly 15), and it's one of my favorite memories of her babyhood. :)

Jen said...

Soooo exciting! So glad they are doing well. Congratulations!!!

Somethingtogrow said...

Wow! Within two weeks!?!? How exciting! Wishing you and Trina all the best as you prepare to meet your boys. Can't wait to hear the updates.

Nicole said...

Wow, congratulations! That's so amazing. This will either be the longest or, more likely, shortest TWW ever :-)

Movie Gyrl said...

Wow AMAZING!!!! YOU WILL GET TO MEET YOUR BABIES IN 2 WEEKS!!!! 2 WEEKS!!!! I can't believe it. I'm so ecstatic for you two. Very soon you will be a family of 5 :) Trina rocks for sure for making if this far. Thanx for keeping is updated out here in blogland .

Edward said...

Congrats on getting to another milestone. We'll be thinking about you and wishing you the best in the coming weeks! 12 pounds o' baby! Yowzah! That's great.

H2 said...

4 pounds a piece!!! That's amazing. Did you post pictures of the nursery? OMG less than two weeks. :D

definingfamily said...

Hooray for 4lbs each! That’s truly amazing. 2 weeks till you meet these amazing boys… I can’t wait and thanks for sharing. Love and good wishes to you both!

Shely said...

Wow! I hope by some chance the protein and bp doesnt get any worse and they can bake a bit longer. 33 weeks is still good though. Mine were all about that size around 32 weeks which was my last growth u/s. Don't be surprised if they do not grow much more or any at all. Good luck to Trina and you and keep us updated!

cindyhoo2 said...

You guys have dine an amazing job keeping them gestating for so long. Well done but I am pretty sure I also would have had a freak out as well. Less than 2 weeks until you meet your boys!! Wow. But I love that you celebrated/consoled yourselves with fondue-- the ultimate in comfort foods.

Langlais Family said...

I hope everything stays nice and calm for you and you make it to your scheduled section without any craziness. You had enough of that in the beginning!

2 Chicks 1 Hatchling said...

Whoa, 2 weeks! How exciting (and nerve-wracking!). At 4 lbs a piece they are doing great though. You should both be proud.
Can't wait to hear all the updates.

bellygirls said...

That is so so so awesome! I know you're not ready yet but your readers are so excited for you two!!!

You will go from a family of 2 to a family of 5 within 2 weeks!!! That is so exciting!!!

N said...

So great and so big! Hurrah! Hopefully the doc is wrong and the protein holds off and the cerclage holds out. But I know you guys will be rockstars no matter what.

Mommies Making Miracles said...

Trina is a total rockstart. She is already such a great mommy for holding onto those babies so well. 31 week trips at 4lbs each already is just soo awesome. I'm in awe of how well she is doing.

Laurie and I went to the Melting Pot as our "last time we'll get out in awhile" date before Ryan came. We went there while she was contracting..lol. He was born the following morning! Love that place.

Candi said...

she HAS done a great job!!! 12 lbs !

Hope that everything is all ready for the clan to come soon!! (hopefully later than sooner) :)

Kirsten said...

first of all, melting pot is so ridiculously amazing! And I am so excited to hear they are coming within two weeks! That is crazy...poor trina carrying around 12 lbs of baby boys. She is a strong woman!