Friday, October 16, 2009

30 weeks!

Wow...30 weeks. It's hard to imagine that this little guy could be here in as little as 6 weeks! The cerclage is coming out 6-7 weeks from now, so I guess we'll see if I go into labor immediately or if my body decides to work properly and keep him baking for a few more weeks after that. I'm trying not to think about it because I know he's coming when he's ready, but I do have some anxiety. I have such mixed feelings because I want him to be born as soon as possible but at the same time I want him to be as healthy as possible, which means I don't want him to be early. I'm also scared of going to 40 weeks for some reason. I know the risk of stillbirth increases after that so I truly don't want to make it all the way and I will do anything do avoid an induction. I'm just going to pray for him coming home safely and not needing any NICU time.

So I can finally see why everyone talks about the 3rd trimester being a little uncomfortable. It takes a huge effort to sit or lay down and get up again, let alone get comfortable. I can't sleep...the other night I laid awake in bed until 4:30am! I get heartburn every night when I lay down no matter what I eat and how long ago it was. I have to pee more than I could ever imagine. My Braxton Hicks are continuing to become more frequent and they really take my breath away...such a weird feeling. But I love it all. As crazy as it is, I still love it because it means that I'm still pregnant and my baby is alive.

I went to a huge garage sale at a school this morning hosted by a mother's of multiples group. There were 2 school gyms filled with stuff so I got some things at good prices. I should have been prepared, but there were a ton of twin babies everywhere, which was a little difficult for me. (Just coming back to add that I never saw one set of girls...they were all boys or boy/girl, which somehow made it slightly easier...I think God was trying to help me out a little). I also wasn't prepared to stand in line for over 30 minutes in a hot gym...and I almost passed out. I made it all the way to the cashier and then had to run to the bleachers and sit down. I had fully planned on taking a belly pic today...but now I'm just too tired!


  1. congrats on making it to 30 weeks!!! yay!!!

    i would have turned tail the second i saw one set of twin girls. i just can't handle it! in fact, when i read that you went to a multiples sale, my jaw dropped. you are so brave. i'm not there yet! don't know if i ever will be...


  2. I am so happy for you! I read your blog and look forward to your updates! I have 4 boys (Phillip 21, Tyler 19, Jordan 16 & Bryce 9) and I'm excited to share in your joy when your little guy arrives! I had such bad braxton hicks so I know what you mean! I use to get get like that too (standing in line) and had to sit down...and heartburn like crazy (chewing mint gum helps!)...I will continue reading and saying prayers for you!

  3. Way to go!! You are getting so close now. Thinking bout you lots and looking forward to that next belly pic!
    Diane in Illinois

  4. Happy 30 weeks Jenny!!! I am so proud of you for going to that sale! Why do they have to take that cerclage out before you reach 40 weeks? Baby Cline will be here before you know it, and a Merry Christmas it will be for all of you!! XOXO

  5. ah yes, the 3rd trimester... all to prepare you for the beautiful baby boy you'll be taking care of in no time. no sleep, unable to eat much, etc... it's all good. we all rejoice with you in your discomfort!!!!!!
    hang in there.
    sharon in manhattan beach

  6. Jenell:

    I found your blog address on the old BBC board. I hope you don't mind if I keep up with you this way. I'm so excited everything is going well with your little guy-- you certainly look radiant! I have known people who had the cerclage out at 36 weeks and went to 40weeks, and those that go soon after. I understand your anxiety. Every day brings that little boy one day closer to being safe in your arms. Yay!