Where, oh where has the time gone??? I’m 27 weeks pregnant with twins; and my babies are officially ‘viable’!!
I have been desperate to get to the point of viability. The doctors use that term as though it were some magic charm.
And I suppose it is.
It means that if the twins were to be born early, there would now be a good chance of survival. And that has got to be the most magical thing you can hear when you’re expecting a baby.
Especially ones that are so longed for.
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Life Getting In The Way
I’m feel really cross with myself, not to have posted over the last few weeks.
Although the lead up to Christmas is always a hectic one and this year was no exception.
Such a lot going on that by the time I thought about writing my diary, it was always last thing at night before I was about to drop off!
It’s a brand new year — we are now a week into it and it’s been pretty eventful so far!
One born every minute…
Last Saturday was spent at the hospital, because I hadn’t felt as much movement as I had done previously.
If this happens, they advise you to come in and be monitored.
Well, we went in and had to wait over 2 hours to be seen. Hmmmm. Let’s hope this doesn’t happen again, because the wait was sooooo painfully long, and boring, it would put me off going again.
The other thing about it, that was quite off-putting, was the fact that we were in the labour ward waiting room with — yes, you’ve guessed it — labouring women!!!
Thank goodness for ‘One Born Every Minute’. If I hadn’t already been privy to this, via the power of television, I think I would have freaked out and left!
It’s one thing to see women giving birth on the TV, but to hear them with your very own ears is something else entirely!! Animalistic noises that were otherworldly… coming from these poor women who were in the most unimaginable pain.
But hey! At least it prepared me for what is to come!!
We’ve got the 28 week scan next Monday.
I’m so looking forward to seeing those little Twinkles again and finding out how much they’ve grown.
Fingers crossed they’ve both been packing the weight on and are now well over 2lb each. I am praying that the growth is equal and the doctors say that they both look healthy.
I know that my little Twin B hasn’t got as much room as his/her sibling.
The poor little mite has its legs all squashed up underneath my ribs and there’s not a great deal of room to manoeuvre.
I’m hoping that this doesn’t affect his/her growth… you know, a bit like goldfish. Apparently they only grow to the size of the tank they’re in. It would be awful to think that the same happened with babies!!
I love you Twinkles. See you on TV next Monday XXX
Caro Davies is a former art-director turned writer and content-creator, and editor behind UK lifestyle blog The Listed Home. She writes about home-related topics, from interiors and DIY to food and craft. The Listed Home has been featured in various publications, including Ideal Home, Grazia, and Homes & Antiques magazines.