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Week Thirty-Four
~ There's No Stopping Me Now

At least that's what my OB said. If I were to go into labour now they wouldn't give the babies steroids for their lungs or try to stop the labour. Now I'm excited and scared at the same time. Shawn did mountains of laundry for me and we got the crib moved into place in the livingroom. My suitcase is almost packed and I took some time to make detailed notes for whoever ends up getting the boys (We're not sure who it will be, it depends when we go in, and who's available at the time). We now have two car seats and the rest of my craft stuff has been "packed and stashed."

Our weekly doctor's appointment this week went well. I saw my OB in North Bay this time. I'm measuring 39 weeks and 179 lbs. Dr. W. said the babies were both head down, one way down. I'm really starting to feel "stretched out" and find it difficult to move around with any speed or gracefulness. They need a bigger waiting room at Dr. W's office. We spent our 45 minute wait sitting on the floor in the hallway. I've had lots of Braxton Hicks and my uterus takes the opportunity to "practice" just about every time I bend down and stand back up.

We celebrated New Year's at friends of ours (from 5 - 7 p.m.) then we went to our Pastor's house. Shawn had to be at the fire hall from 8 p.m. till 4 a.m. on standby. Nathan and Jesse had a good time playing outside in the snow at night (the yard was lit up) and Sam enjoyed the sugar cookies. We got home at 10 p.m. and fell into bed. Shawn's brother called me just after midnight and about 14 people yelled "Happy New Year!" over the phone. I thought it was pretty cute but I felt a bit dull because I don't think I was actually awake until we said good-bye.

Saturday morning (New Year's Day) at 6:27 we experienced a mild earthquake. I thought it was a train going by at first but we don't live close enough to the tracks to feel it like that. I think it measured 5.3 and lasted for 30 - 45 seconds. No damage or injuries were reported. It centered out in the bush between here and a town in Quebec. So much for worries about the Y2K thing, the sky isn't falling but the ground is shaking :-(.

My brother and his fiancée came to town to visit. They stayed with mutual friends of ours. It was really nice to see them both. They ended up staying an extra day because of freezing rain. I was glad they could take the gifts home that we had sitting here for the rest of my family.

I'm still stuffed up. I hope I will be completely recovered by the time the babies come. I asked for (and received) prayer at church and have gone through a whole day without my usual doses of Tylenol (I've had a couple of really bad days with sinus headaches). I actually got some things done today :-). I just don't want to finish this ride out of control on a downward slide or in a panic.

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