More monitoring yesterday, including a scan because one of the babies wasn't moving around very much. Le Bebe is fine, just squished, so this is a shape of things to come, I guess - because he's not got much room I can expect fewer movements from him, whereas his sister is perched on the pillow of my diaphragm (and, if the increased pain and issues with heartburn are any indication, spends a lot of her time making my stomach uncomfortable). She is very active still, and because she's nearly a full-sized baby her kicks hurt. I've gained a total of 12 kilos (27 pounds) and am measuring as though I'm 38 weeks pregnant. The skin on my stomach has lost feeling, it feels a lot like your cheek feels when you've been to the dentist and had Novocaine in your jaw - I can sort of feel it if I pull on my skin, but not really.
They get all the fun nutrients, whereas I get the remainders of bad health - my blood pressure is still far too high and I suffer headaches, starry vision, and have added dizzy spells to the frey. I still have an infection, but since I'm keeping the pharmaceutical companies in business with antibiotics I remain on, I suppose that's ok. Any and every time I give a urine sample it comes back positive for blood and leukocytes, so the doctors just resign themselves to me being Woman of Infection. My kidneys are still overloaded dealing with my infections, my waste, and the waste of two babies.
But hey - otherwise I'm fine.
I'm at 35 weeks 3 days today. I go back in on Tuesday for a consultant appointment, whereby I will
beg plead steal offer sexual services sell my soul make my case for a scheduled delivery week 37. I'm ready. I'm past ready. We're also considering a C-Section now as it turns out turning a transverse baby (ECV) only has a 58% success rate, which is too low in my opinion. The worst case scenario in this is if I am in labor for 10 days, push one out, then can't get the other one turned and have to have a C-section. That's like getting hit by a bus AND an airplane. The doctors are sure that the babies won't be getting any larger, really, as they're out of space and the're a nice healthy size anyway. If we give them a few more weeks for their livers to complete, we should be out of the woods.
Here's to hoping.
I don't know if you're bored of pics of pregnant women or anything yet, but I offer you up how I am looking these days (aka "like shit", as sleep is non-existant).
(You can click on the thumbnails to embiggen).