Which brings me to the next issue. Apparently my fabulous megababies are both head down, making me a perfect candidate for vaginal birth. Now, some people would probably be thrilled by this. Me, not so much. Especially if they are going to be as large as they are on track to be! I was totally psyched for a c-section, and completely comfortable with the surgery, and the recovery time, and the drugs...I digress. This whole labor thing is what I was trying to avoid. But I don't feel comfortable going against what the doctor recommends, so if the day gets here and he still wants me to push these watermelons out, I guess that's what I will do (after getting an epidural ASAP and any other pain medication I can bribe them into slipping me).
I think at this point most people carrying multiples are seeing their doctor every week or so. But with me, they don't want to see me again for 3 weeks, I guess since I seem to be doing so well. Again, I know this is great news, but there is definitely a part of me that would prefer to be monitored a bit more closely. I will be nearly 36 weeks along by the time I go back. I'm just going to not hesitate to call and/or carry myself directly to the hospital if anything feels strange. I haven't had any flase alarms or trips to L&D yet, so I feel like I can do that without them thinking I am overreacting. Plus, just look at me:
(OK, this photo is not sideways on my computer, it flips when I upload it, and I don't have the patience to figure out WTF I am doing wrong. But you get the idea).
How far along: 33 weeks, 2 days
Weight gain/loss: Gained another couple lbs last week. We had friends visiting last weekend and went out to eat alot. Basically at every meal, I pigged out and then felt completely ill, like after thanksgiving dinner times ten. And then proceeded to do it again at the next meal.
Maternity clothes: Yeah, whatever, it's all abotu comfort at this point. I'm wearing leggings at work today which I never thought I'd do.
Stretch marks: No, just alot of burning and stretching. One twin mama told me her skin blistered and peeled open by the end and I am just REALLY hoping that doesnt happen to me.
Sleep: We got a humidifier and that's at least helping me breathe a little better, although I am still pretty congested. Plus every time I roll over, it's like I have 10 bowling balls on top of me, so I have to roll really quick which is of course not easy.
Best moment this week: Probably anytime I could sleep more than an hour at a time. And of course everything going well at the Drs.
Food cravings: Blah. Food and eating now equates to me feeling sick, so I am just over it.
Movement: Yes, lots, and sometimes quite painful. They are moving alot more towards the bottom now, where I guess they have their hands by their head, and it feels uber weird.
What I miss: Same old stuff as usual. Just feeling like I'm not lugging around a sack of potatoes all the time.
What I'm looking forward to: Finally seeing these kiddos! Going on maternity leave in the new couple of weeks.
Milestones: All discussed above.