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Monday, May 26, 2008

26 weeks 6 days


My beautiful twins together for the last few days (October 2005, 26 weeks)

This night (in 2005), when I was 26 weeks and 5 days pregnant, I started going into labor in earnest that couldn't be stopped. Not long after midnight, my fever really started breaking and we know that I had to deliver. I remember this night like it was yesterday. I had just spent the last 3 months lying in bed and I remember telling the L&D nurse over and over No, no, no, it's too soon, I'm keeping these girls inside of me until I'm 30 weeks. I guess nature had other plans for me and my daughters for the future.

Tonight, on the other hand (2008), I'm going to bed (my own bed) with no signs on impending labor, what a difference. I'm actually enjoying being pregnant! I feel great! (PP worries aside)

The pictures above were taken just a few days before I delivered in 2005.

6 comments:

Shannon and Carey said...

Liz,
I'm sure when you look at these pictures so many memories come to mind. I am thinking of you. Here's to making it to full term!!!!!!!! You look beautiful in your pic btw!
-Shannon in Austin

Princess Abigail in France.... said...

I guess you are just one of those lucky gals who look fabulous during pregnancy - my Mama was pregnant from Head to Foot, like a HUGE HOT AIR BALLOON. She put on 30k and she's only 1m59 tall, so imagine that! You look fabulous - just that bulging bump and still a great figure ... good for you! You look so happy and joyful, the Bernard Bunch is SOOOOOO happy for you!!! Any pix of this pregnancy????

ypersico said...

I look at your photos from those three lifetime ago years and it steals my breath ... your life was about to unpack and unfold in ways you could only barely imagine, and had already been cautioned to fear.... and so much I imagine was unknowable - how deep the sadnesses and how deep the joys - the depth of everything plummeting farther than one might ever have imagined.... I imagine this because it is how I feel when I look at the pictures before my first labor and delivery - the moment before my life changed and set me on a completely unexpected path - where I have learned so much, which I would never choose, and yet yet would also never undo, for it has made me who I am.... blessings upon you, your family, you daughters and your baby within.... lovingly, yuka

miraclebaby said...

I am so glad you get to experience this pregnancy! What a difference from the last one, and what a gift. You make my day:)

Charlene said...

I am so excited for you!! Hope the pg goes full term.

Anonymous said...

I just happened across your blog and it is just wonderful. My son was born at 26 3/7 and he just turned one. We spent 6 months in the NICU and I can relate to most of the things you are going through. I am scared to try for another baby after the first one came so early, but I see that you are doing just fine and I think that is great. Thank you!