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Friday, October 28, 2011

So close, yet so far

Well I have officially passed the 30 week mark. This day seemed so far away a few months ago, but time really has flown the same time, it feels like I've been pregnant forever :)

Here is a pic from this morning, 30 weeks and 2 days. DH left early so I had to resort to the mirror photo:

I call this The Great Pumpkin shot.  It's really too bad that I don't have any motivation or reason to dress up for Halloween, b/c I am sure there are alot of really creative costumes one could come up with to incorporate my big ole belly.
Weekly Stats

How far along: 30 weeks, 2 days
Weight gain/loss: After holding steady for awhile, I jumped up 3 lbs this week for a grand total of 40 lbs overall. 
Maternity clothes: Looks like the cold weather is finally here to stay, so I guess I have to find some shoes to wear other than my flip flops. I put on some boots this morning that I knew were a little loose normally (so I could actually get them on my swollen feet) and then as I was walking the heel broke. I guess they couldn't handle the extra weight! So yeah, shoe shopping this weekend I suppose. I miss just throwing on a dress and being ready. Pants are tough because almost all of them are too long on me.
Stretch marks: Not yet, but belly is getting itchy so they might be coming...
Sleep: I'm so tired all the time now. I nap almost every afternoon. At night I sleep a bit here and there and get up before the sun. It's just so uncomfortable lying down - my hands go numb, I can't breathe well... I am sure in a couple of months I will totally look back and think what was wrong with me for not sleeping any possible moment that I could!
Best moment this week: Getting some amazing gifts from both my co-workers and my husband's.  DH didn't have a shower at work but a bunch of his co-workers went in together and sent us a ton of stuff - both of our carseats, a pack-n-play, a carrier, etc. It was like winning the lottery!
Food cravings: Fruit. Fruit smoothies, raw fruit, fruit chew things, fruit-flavored popsickles...
Belly button in or out?  Still somewhere in the middle.
Movement:  Yes, mostly in the evenings. Sometimes when they are really at it I feel like they may push right through my skin! It is kind of freaky - sometimes I think DH gets grossed out by it. It's still super cool though :)
What I miss:  Being able to go somewhere without people staring and asking 20 questions. Especially when they say that I must be due any minute. Sigh.
What I'm looking forward to: Hmm. Really just getting anxious to meet these little guys!Milestones: Nothing major this week. Just happy that I have made it this far and things are going well!

Friday, October 21, 2011

My Little Linebackers!

Seriously, my babies are off the charts huge (and thankfully it's not due to gestational diabetes - I passed the test, woohoo!).  At my ultrasound this week (28k5d), their weights were estimated at 3.5 and 3.7 lbs. Yowza.  That's over 6 lbs of baby (and more than some women ever carry full-term with a singleton).  No wonder my body is starting to revolt.  But overall it is fantastic news, and I am thrilled that even if they happen to come early, they will likely at least be a good size. What a relief.

This Week's Stats

How far along: 29 weeks, 2 days
Weight gain/loss: Oddly enough I haven't gained an ounce in the past 2 weeks. Holding steady at exactly 153.8.
Maternity clothes: Sooooo over them. Now that the weather has changed, I keep seeing cute girls in cute fall outfits with cute heels or boots. And here I am in my mumu-ish getup, with my flip flops or flats. Blah.
Stretch marks: Nope. Although if they're under my belly I wouldn't be able to see them anyway.
Sleep: It's been a little better this week, but I still wake up at the crack of dawn.
Best moment this week: Getting to see the babes on the u/s.
Food cravings: Nothing in particular, but I do find myself wanting water nonstop.
Belly button in or out?  Still somewhere in the middle.
Movement:  Not as much this week. I think they are starting to run out of space.
What I miss:  My old body (which I'm realizing I'll likely never have back). So long skinny jeans!What I'm looking forward to: Baby shower at work in less than an hour!
Milestones: Babies being over 3 lbs each, working on baby books, getting crib mattresses.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Baby Shower!

So I'm a little late with this post - the baby (or babies) shower was actually on Oct. 1, but I've been a bit delinquent b/c no words can express how grateful I am for what all my friends did. The shower was amazing.

Some photos of the decor:
Diaper Cake

Onesies Station

And the food!
Cookie Pop Favors:

Blue and green cupcakes with 2 peas in a pod on top. So cute!

My friends also made a bunch of other great food, and sangria, wine, etc. Everything was yummy :)

It was so fun to see so many of our friends, and everyone was extremely generous. I was exhausted by the end of the day, but it was totally worth it. I am glad I scheduled the shower earlier in my pregnancy (I was almost 27 weeks) because my energy definitely wanes more the further I get along. It also gives DH and I more time to go and buy the things we still need.

Thanks so much to my fabulous friends and family that helped plan this amazing day and were there to support us! :)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Getting there!

Well I am officially in the third trimester. Things have gone really smoothly so far and I am very thankful for that. At the same time, each day is a challenge and sometimes it feels like people don't realize how hard things are. For instance, at my last appointment with my doctor, he said "I see no reason why you can't work up to your due date." Gee...thanks?  I mean, that's great news I guess, but it is hard enough now to lug my big belly into the office and sit in an uncomfortable office chair all day - I can only imagine what it's going to be like a few weeks from now. Also, I've always assumed my "due date" would be around 37 weeks, but my dr. said he wouldn't intervene unless there was a reason to until my full due date. As in 40 weeks. Umm, what? I know by week 36 I am going to be begging him to take them out!  I guess I just have to be patient and see what happens...

Weekly Stats

How far along: 28 weeks, 2 days
Weight gain/loss: I actually didn't gain a single ounce this past week! I stayed exactly the same. I guess giving up the Ensure drinks is making a difference.
Maternity clothes: So over them now.  The shirts I have barely cover my belly.  I am just so thankful that I've had so many clothes given to me and haven't had to buy much.  One thing I did buy was a dress for my baby shower (pics coming).  Funny thing is that Pam was wearing the same exact dress on last night's Office. Ha!
Stretch marks: None that I can see. But the more I read, I am now worrying more about "twin skin" than stretch marks.
Sleep: Well the good news is I can go longer without peeing (maybe babies shifted off my bladder?). Bad news is it doesn't really matter b/c I'm still awake most of the night anyway.
Best moment this week: Technically it was last week but I had my baby shower! It was an amazing day. More in another post.
Food cravings: Fruit, mostly. Craving lighter things these days.
Belly button in or out?  Stuck somewhere in the middle, which is where I think it's going to stay.
Movement:  Constantly. So much so that my stomach reminds me of that line from Steel Magnolias: "Looks like two pigs fighting under a blanket."  Or as I heard from another twin mom "It feels like there's an octopus in there."
What I miss:  Independence.  This morning DH had to put my shoes on for me.
What I'm looking forward to: Another u/s Monday. Can't wait to see how big these kiddos are now!Milestones: Took my 1-hr glucose test this week. I assume I passed since I haven't heard anything. I was really concerned since some days my entire diet consists of sugar and carbs. Fingers crossed that no news is good news!