28 weeks, 3rd Trimester! And a full request.

Bah – I hate coming up with post titles.

Blood Dreams
Last week, Sourcebooks Casablanca had a pitch/first 4 paragraphs contest last Thursday.  So, with a little help from a friend and my husband, I tweaked my 1-sentence pitch and threw the first four paragraphs into the hopper.  And two days later, Leah Hultenschmidt asked for the full + synopsis.  Yay!  That was completely awesome.  She said she was smiling before the end of the first paragraph and liked the juxtaposition of a battle and concerns about a wedding.  About 75 people/pitches got made and she requested approximately 25 fulls from the contest.  So 1:3 (I never can remember how to write a ratio) isn’t too bad.  And it shows that my 1-line pitch is decent (along with the writing itself).

Now for the FUN stuff to write about.  I had my 28-week check up and growth scan today.  The twins are still looking good.  Jackie is estimated at 3lbs and Sam at 2.5.  Jackie’s always been the bigger twin, and apparently the difference is growing.  Per the technician, it’s normal that one twin doesn’t fully (on a growth spectrum) comprehend that they ARE a twin and keeps growing at the singleton rate.  Her belly was measuring a week ahead while Sam’s was a week behind.  Both within the normal range though.

I only gained .5 lbs in the past two weeks which is good.  The reason I only gained .5 is NOT good – I’m having trouble getting myself to eat a lot of the time these days.  Just not interested in food at all.  Certainly not the health good protein I should be eating.

Had a good long talk with the OB nurse.  They’re making more noise about me slowing down (i.e. reducing my work hours).  Still not saying I have to, but certainly encouraging me to think about it.  Lord knows I want to.  But…what can you do?  Who knows, maybe in a few weeks I’ll admit defeat and ask them for a note for work.  I’ll fight it off until then. 

As my best friend says, I’m “strong like bull”.  Nice way of saying I’m bull-headed, I guess.  I’m tired of being strong.  I want them out and healthy.  So guess all I can do is sit/work and wait.

The Shrimp
He’s wearing glasses now and I think he looks absolutely adorable/studious in them.  Feel free to look and admire my handsome boy (yeah, I’m in love with my child even when he’s demon child).

Hope everyone’s staying warm out there!  It’s already dropped to -5 (-23 wind chill) and supposed to get to -16/-17 (and somewhere significantly below -23 for wind chill) for the low.


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