Thursday, April 28, 2011

27 Weeks

Finally in the 3rd trimester! The time between 26 and 27 weeks was weird. My boobs have officially started leaking, which totally blows my mind since they've grown AT ALL since being pregnant. Then at 26w4d I had my first braxton hicks contraction. I haven't had too many, but its such a strange sensation. I called my OB and they said it was pretty common, to drink some water, put my feet up and call if they became painful or were accompanied by vaginal discharge and blood.

Other than those two new experiences, I'm still feeling great. I keep thinking I'm going to get to a point where I feel like I'm hitting a brick wall, but so far so good!

How far along: 27 weeks
Weight gain/weight loss: 21 lbs
Maternity clothes: yes
Sleep: still waking up several times a night
Best moment this week: the ultrasound, its always so reassuring!
Food cravings: nothing
Gender: boy/girl
What I'm missing most: my body that I'm used to
What I'm looking forward to: childbirth class this weekend

26 Week Growth Scan

It was a great appointment and it turns out I'm growing big babies! Baby Girl A was 2lbs 4 oz and in the 76th percentile and Little Guy B was 2lbs 3 oz which is the 66th percentile. The doctor was very pleased with their sizes and the fact that there is only an ounce difference between the two. Yay for big babies, though now I'm concerned how my body will handle the rest of my pregnancy.

Baby Girl is still head down but Little Guy is now breech. The reason my ribs on the right side have been hurting so bad is because Baby Girl's feet are right up there along with Little Guy's head. He's laying on a diagonal. Both the doctor and the ultrasound tech said that's a lot of pressure in one concentrated area and unless they move, to get used to it.

My cervix was measuring 3.7 which the doctor was very happy with. He doesn't see any need for any restrictions so I asked that be made perfectly clear in the follow up notes to my OB since he seems to think I should have started bed rest last week. Crazy old man!

We only got a couple pictures of Baby Girl because Little Guy was facing towards my back and had his sister's feet practically on his head. Poor Little Guy.

Here's the best picture of Baby Girl, which Michael says looks like mashed potatoes. I will never tell our daughter her daddy said she looked like mashed pototaoes. I think she looks beautiful!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

26 Weeks

Another week and a shirt I think looks more flattering in real life than in pictures. I'm definitely looking pregnant and get stranger comments pretty much everywhere I go. Michael thinks I'm becoming famous at the gym because so many people talk to me and talk to him. If I'm not there, people ask him about me. Personally, I think people are used to seeing a pregnant woman at the gym.

I've also gotten comments the last two weeks at the grocery store. People are surprised I'm carrying twins and like to tell me how great I look. Which, I don't mind hearing. Michael thinks I will end up with post partum depression because people will stop telling me how great I look. I like to think they will tell me how cute my babies are instead. Only time will tell.

How far along: 26 weeks
Weight gain/loss: up 20 lbs
Maternity clothes: yes
Sleep: Waking up more frequently now due to my comfort level and bathroom breaks
Best moment this week: Laying in bed with Michael's hand on my belly feeling baby girl going nuts. We were both laughing wondering what in the world she was doing in there.
Food cravings: Cheez-its
Gender: boy/girl
What I'm missing: my non-maternity spring clothes and being comfortable in heels
What I'm looking forward to: ultrasound tomorrow!

Friday, April 15, 2011

25 Weeks

Holy smokes, 25 weeks! My belly seems to be getting heavier and my ribs and back more sore. It was fun week though. My mom is going to be making baby quilts and bed skirts so we spent most of last Saturday in search of the perfect fabric. Mission complete after a little visit to Etsy on Monday!

I've also noticed the babies movement patterns have changed. While I still feel them throughout the day, they are starting to become more active at night. I wake up several times to use the bathroom and change sides. Now, its just become more difficult to fall back to sleep because I'm feeling them move so much. I love feeling them move and it always makes me feeling like laughing, which of course makes it even harder to fall back asleep. However, I wouldn't change it for the world!

How far along: 25 weeks
Weight gain/loss: 17 lbs total
Maternity clothes: yes, although surprised I still fit into my cropped pants from last summer. I think because they sit below my baby belly.
Sleep: as good as its going to get!
Best moment this week: fabric shopping with my mom
Food cravings: nothing really
Gender: boy/girl
What I'm missing: laying on my stomach
What I'm looking forward to: next u/s on 4/20

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

24 Weeks

I can't believe I'm 24 weeks! That is a huge milestone as we've now reached viability. If, heaven forbid, the babies were born today, they'd have a greater than 50% chance of survival. Of course I want to keep them cooking for as long as possible.

I'm still feeling pretty good other than the middle back discomfort and tender ribs. I'm feeling a lot of movement and I just love it! I love the little reminders that I'm carrying precious cargo. It never gets old.

How far along: 24 weeks
Weight gain/loss: 16 lbs
Maternity clothes: yes
Sleep: some nights are better than others
Best moment this week: seeing my friends excitement over my belly
Food cravings: tomato juice/V8 (reduce sodium of course) Gender: boy/girl
What I'm missing: sleeping through the night
What I'm looking forward to: next ultra sound on 4/20