Sunday, January 24, 2010

Next up: 30 weeks

WHEW. Today we achieve our first bedrest-induced goal of 28 weeks. If our babies come in the next four weeks, they have a 96% chance of survival. They would still be at risk for many potentially serious problems, of course, but surviving is step one. Our next goal is 30 weeks, which really represents nothing more than the emotional relief of these boys breaking into the 30s. (Also breaking into the 30s that week? ME. I am considering how to celebrate this milestone birthday, perhaps by taking a shower or flossing.)

I have been on complete bedrest now for three weeks. Can you believe it? It doesn't feel that long to me, although the possibility of up to 10 more is daunting. (It is highly unlikely we'd go that long, but I need some sort of end date so as not to completely lose my sanity.)

Despite my being a complete sloth, there's still been a lot happening around here, thanks to DH and my Mom. Bean's room is coming along well, with my Mom executing our vision. Although there is no furniture in there yet (it's in the garage until we decide on carpet), Bean knows it is his room now and exclaims "WOW!" every time he walks in. Hopefully this will make the transition easier. He also has brand new big-boy shoes for winter, size 6 1/2 wide, and now fits into some of his 24-month clothes. DH is installing a new plug in the garage so we can hook up the extra fridge/freezer for all the meals our generous friends have signed up to provide. DH also got me a DVR for the television in our bedroom, so now I can record Teen Mom Meet the Press and watch it at my leisure. This is exciting stuff, people.

I also discovered something this weekend. As it turns out, I am no longer a fan of Uma Thurman. I watched The Accidental Husband because I was craving me some Colin Firth it sounded like a good plot. I know Uma has been in some seriously kick-ass movies throughout her career, but there's something about her these days that just annoys the crap out of me -- even when she has a hottie costar to distract me. Maybe it was those few minutes of My Super Ex-Girlfriend that I saw when flipping channels months ago that ruined her forever for me. Sorry, Uma, it's over. I hope it was worth the $14 million.

Have you had a realization or discovery lately, important or otherwise, that surprised you?


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18 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I miss old Colin Firth. He's gone downhill in the past few years.

K said...

Congrats on reaching a milestone!

Your mom sounds fantastic! I'm so excited for all the changes to the room and its good that little guy is excited too! :)

Uma has been disappointing me lately as well. I loved her in Kill Bill, but since then- I dont know! :(

Kristin said...

Congratulations on making it to 28 weeks!!!!! 96% is so much better of a percentage than you were facing just a couple weeks ago!

Red said...

Congrats on making to to 28 weeks - the good odds just keep rising exponentially now!

MrsSpock said...

Whoo hoo for 28! Go cervix of steel!

Michelle said...

Oh I watched that movie The Accidental Husband and she drove me crazy in that movie. I do not like her.

Congrats on making it to 28 weeks. I can't believe you are at 28 weeks already. I will be praying for 30 and as far beyond as you can get!

IF Optimist, then... said...

Super YAY! for 28 weeks and moms and hubs who rock. So glad that the bed rest is working and things are progressing safely along. Keep it up, I can only imagine how hard it must be, but you know how much it is worth it. I am surprised at just how much I like wearing my new cute maternity clothes and how little I mind my belly hanging out. Being apple shaped, it has always been something that I am self-conscious about, but now I choose to rock that belly, even though it is much bigger than a normal person's would be at this many weeks. HA!

Kristi said...

28 weeks is awesome. I have a feeling you're going to last longer than you think you might. I am hoping for 36 weeks or longer!

I love Colin Firth, especially in Love Actually. Have you seen it? If not, rent it!

Now I want to see The Accidental Husband just to see what you're talking about.

Lavender Luz said...

Yay for 28. My next favorite Sunny-number is 30.

I vote for flossing. Prevents permanent damage.

Teehee on Meet the Press. I realized this morning I still miss Tim Russert.

WiseGuy said...

....mmmm....I have never been a Uma Thurman fan...and after Miss Congeniality, Sandra Bullock lost it for me....

I am hoping the babies continue to stay put for the max possible time...

Martha said...

I heart Colin Firth and need to see a Single Man.
Onto Thirty Weeks and Beyond!!
Okay, Mrs.Cervix, you got that?!?

Jen said...

Do you feel like every time you meet a milestone there is yet another one placed before you??? Hang in there. 30 weeks (and 30 years) is just around the corner. Although not with quite the birthday celebration you might have imagined.

Furrow said...

I hope you and the boys enjoy your 30th together! I mean, really together. Inseparably, you might say. You've done fantastically so far.

Nicky said...

Congrats on 28 weeks! I can't believe that you made it through the first 3 weeks of bedrest without a DVR. :)

Michele said...

yay!!! come on 30!!!

jingle said...

Hello,

it is good to look forward to 29, 30,...
Things seem under good control,
your mom is supportive, your son behaves nice, and what you need is to look forward, stay cool, and rest well...

best things are to happen ever yet,
best wishes,
;)

Justin said...

Uma Thurman has probably made more bad movies than good ones. Bad movies: Prime, Avengers (!), Batman and Robin (!!), Motherhood, Be Cool. Good films: Gattaca, Dangerous Liasons, Pulp Fiction. And in 2 of those, she has fairly small role...man, I guess most of her films are bad...

jingle said...

Happy Friday!
Take good care,