Thursday, June 5, 2008

23 weeks!

With only one more week to go until the boundary of viability outside the womb (forgive the cheesy reference - all the others that came up quickly were about abortion!), things are going well! The boys are became more active in the past week... or at least I became more able to perceive their activity! Now I can feel them both moving and kicking and poking at the same time, making it so that sometimes I can have my hands on both sides of the bump and feel them. It's such a reassuring, wonderful sensation. I still feel confident that they'll stay put well into the upper 30-weeks.

Tomorrow I'm meeting again with MFM at OHSU. They're repeating the high level ultrasound first, which should take about 90 minutes. They claim they have a 4D ultrasound, which while I was on the Cape, I was told didn't even exist... so I'm curious to see what we're going to see on the screen. I have a feeling Zeus (A) is still head-down - I think I feel his hands right at the base of my uterus and his feet up top, while Oden (B) is perhaps head-down along my right side. I feel his feet more on the side... or maybe it's his hands. At any rate, I'm curious to see how they're positioned now.

As for me, the past week was more comfortable than the previous. I think I got used to the expanded size - it's now easier to turn over in bed. I am not, however, able to stay on my back for very long anymore. The boys seem to put more pressure on my diaphragm, making me feel pretty breathless. When I lay on my sides, the boy on the bottom frequently pushes out against the pressure beneath him... it's pretty cool. Heartburn continues to be an issue, and I'm getting a new round of nausea. Fortunately, being treated by a very able chiropractor is helping a lot - especially my hips... Thanks Korin!

And now, without further ado: my 23w belly -


  1. omg u r beautiful! can't wait to hear about tomorrow!

  2. OMFT Celeste I have a lump in my throat how beautiful you are!!

    Have you thought about actual names? (((HUGS))))

  3. SQUEEEEEEE!!!!!

    Don't forget to take a pic looking down at your feet. LOL Those are the best!

  4. Celeste, you look fabulous!!! Enjoy your toes, it won't much longer til you say goodbye! And if you haven't done so already, get some clogs you love, at least a 1/2 size bigger than your usual. Give Ruby a special hug, she was born while I was doing my IVF ( A is now almost 14 mo old!), Maylily

  5. you look fabu! Can't wait to see you again :D

  6. It's so funny how in synch we are! :) I wonder where my babies are, too...and can't wait until our growth scan next Wednesday with the MFM.

    You look GREAT!!! Beautiful belly!

    Glad your hips are better. I have good days and bad days, but like you, this week was better than the last.

    Thanks for your comment in my blog. The dinner was wonderful, but LONG. The woman who planned it came up to me afterwards and gave me the centerpiece from the head table, which was full of beautiful gerber daisies, saying "You earned it after sitting through all that." So sweet.


  7. You look beautiful!!!

  8. Aw, you look so joyful! Gorgeous belly! Take it easy and be gentle with yourself. :)

  9. You look really great, everything must be agreeing with you.sorry, I haven't been in touch but I had alot going on the past month. getting your e-mail I will keep update you. Keep up the good work.