I missed a week and now I have a lot to update on!
Firstly, I got the results from my iron test and it has only gone up to 10.8 (from 10.2 before) so it really hasn't improved. They aren't going to give me any more iron to take. I'm just supposed to eat iron rich foods, which is harder than you may think. I've also been trying to take my iron with vitamin C since that's supposed to help. These babies are just sucking everything out of me. It's rough but I'm hanging in here just trying to make it to the end.
My c-section if officially scheduled for February 29 at 9:00 am. I'm nervous because I've never had to have one, and the thought of being awake for surgery is scary to me. I'm sure everything will be perfectly fine, and, by that point, I'll be so ready for them to be here that I won't even care about it. That's my hope, anyway.
The past two non-stress tests, I've had, one baby has failed. Last week, it was Baby A. So I got sent for a biophysical profile, basically an ultrasound that looks for a bunch of different things to make sure they're doing fine in there. Yesterday, Baby B failed the NST so I had to go for another BPP. I think they've conspired against me. I don't mind seeing them but it's very hard for me to lay down on my back for an hour while they check everything out.
A few close friends of mine threw me a surprise baby sprinkle! I was very surprised and it was so sweet. I got a ton of newborn diapers. I'm sure we'll use them all. I got a few other exciting things. One of my friends does interior design and she's going to come do the nursery for me. We picked out paint colors already. She's going to come take a look at the room and figure out what she wants to do. The best part is that I don't have to do anything! Another friend is a massage therapist, and she gave me a certificate for a free 1 hour massage. It sounds so wonderful! I can't decide if I want to do it before or after the babies come. But everything is slowly coming together and I'm happy for that.
I'm currently fighting off another cold. I can't believe how many times I've been sick since my older kids started back at school. It hasn't been very fun. And I'm pretty miserable otherwise. I just keep telling myself that I only have about a month left at the most. It's just hard to think about being pregnant any longer when I feel so bad. Somehow I'll make it to the end, and then I'll forget about how miserable I was because of those 2 sweet little people that I'll be holding.