Saturday, July 29, 2006

34.6 weeks, but who's counting?

I've had three roommates since cuckoo bird left. (btw I've heard she has left the hospital, but the nurses say she'll be back.) I must have good roommate mojo as they never stay long. Though I hope this last one will be here for a long time. She came in 3cm dilated at 27 weeks with twins. Been trying for a baby for 11 years and like me, lost a baby at 20 weeks. I'm pulling for her in a serious way. I just hope she can make to at least 32 weeks.

It's 3:46 am and I'm awake because my roomie is a hummmmmer. She mmmmms in her sleep. The first night I thought it was because she was breathing through contractions. Turns out she's just a hummmmmer. It's not consistent humming it goes from light mmmmms to intense mmmmms to no mmmmms at all. So far this is the only thing I can complain about. She is very sweet. She can be hard to understand sometimes. She has a very strong Indian accent and because we are separated by a curtain and I can't see her face, there have been times when I've just had to say, "I'm sorry I can't understand." It makes me feel bad because she is so scared and has been asking me tons of questions and looking for reassurance.

This week has been a pretty good one. Though a strange mix of emotions. We had a sonogram on Wednesday that estimates the bub is 6lbs 6oz already! YOWZA. I guess this hospital incubating is doing the trick. R and I both were so relieved to hear the bub was so big already. We were expecting 5lbs or so. At the same time the sono tech was the same woman that did my sonos last year and showed us we would lose our babies. It's so hard being down in that wing anyway, but when this tech appeared I could barely hold back the tears.

R and I have been missing Tess & Oliver terribly this past week. We both had kept it to ourselves and I'm not sure how it even came out...it's so hard missing T&O and wishing we were planning their first birthday party and at the same time starting to feel like we can really get excited about the baby that is HERE NOW and will be coming soon. We are so attached to this bub. But also know that he/she will not replace T&O. Which is a good thing. That's too much for little shoulders to carry. I just wish that I could have all THREE of my babies. But two in my heart and one in my arms is the only way. I will feel so blessed when baby number three arrives.

R has been spending a little more time at the apartment making room for this bub. He's been nesting for both of us! We actually let ourselves purchase a few baby items *GASP* and they are IN our house or on the way. The very generous S&T from Texas purchased the most beautiful crib for us. I can't wait to see it. J is buying our bedding, once I can find something I like. We were talking about how I bought her first baby her bedding 7+ years ago...how special this will be. R broke down and gave in to the, as Figlet calls it, Yuppie Trophy Stroller. Car seat is on the way too. All we need now is bub!

We're still figuring out sleeping arrangements for when family comes. This is when I wish we lived in the burbs somewhere with plentiful extra rooms and space to spread out. Sigh. Living in a loft has been fine with guests that don't mind the slumber party atmosphere but with a baby that's up every three hours? (ok let's hope it's only every three hours) Well we're not sure how that's going to work out. Hotels are so damn $$ here. Even the Holiday Inn is $170 a night for two. Times that by seven days and well that's several plane tickets. We'll figure it out just like everyone else in NYC does. At least we don't have our bathtub in the kitchen...oh, wait, we don't HAVE a bathtub.

2 Comments:

Blogger Rolyn said...

YAY!!! 35 WEEKS TODAY!!!!! YOU ARE MY HERO!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!

-R

8:52 AM  
Anonymous figlet said...

I am so excited for you! You are so nearly there. Now spill it. Which color Yuppie Trophy Stroller did you end up with?

As for bathtubs, we bathed LSP in the kitchen sink for quite a while. It was great. I don't know why everyone doesn't do it.

Fingers crossed and I'm on pins and needles. Sending good thoughts to you and R. And 6.6lb Bub!!!

1:36 PM  

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