Monday, July 27

34 Week Twin Update

How far along: 34 weeks, 5 days

Total weight gain: 26lbs. Finally gaining more weight!  I was 25lbs when Jamison was born.  I'm still all belly. And in a way, I feel like I've lost weight everywhere else!

All about the girls: They are doing great!  Baby A is head down and VERY low. She's 4lbs, 6oz and her heart rate yesterday was 148bpm. Baby B is also head down but is parallel to my belly button (or belky bukon as Jsmison likes to call it).  She's 4lbs, 9oz and her hear rate was 141bpm.  They both love loud music. Anytime music is on they have a dance party in my belly!  Their nursery is done - just need to hang the curtains - and is ready for them.  I hope they love it (eventually) as much as I do. 

Sleep: Still bad. I fall asleep fine and go about 2-3 hour stretches before I have to get up to pee. It doesn't help too that I'm soooo thirsty and drink a lot of water throughout the night.  I also can't sleep on one side all night so I move a lot. I've been waking up super early too and not being able to go back to sleep. So I've been trying to go to bed later and it seems to be helping. 

Best moment this week: Having family in this past weekend. My sister-in-law, brother-in-law, and niece came in to stay with us and Jamison had the best time with them. Cassie (SIL) was also such a huge help with stuff around the house and with Jamison. My Stepmom, Granny, and little sister were in town too and kept Jamison over at my Aunts on Saturday.  He always has the most fun time with his Moo :)

Miss anything: Mobility!  I'm on bed rest as of two Sunday's ago. It's been hard and I've had numerous breakdowns. But I know that right now, this is what is best for myself and the girls. J has been amazing. He's done everything around here and I couldn't be more grateful and appreciative of him. 

Movement: A lot!  I'm imagining the craziness when they're here because they are so active. I love it. Sometimes their movements hurt but I think about the fact that I'm growing TWO humans and it's all okay. 

Food cravings: Hagan Daz Coffee Icecream. I need it right now!!

Symptoms and how I'm feeling: I've been feeling not so good but the rest is helping. I have headaches, my BP has been high, I'm crampy and have had contractions nearly everyday. It's getting harder to breathe - just walking to the kitchen gets me winded.  In just the past 11 days I've been to the hospital 5 times. Twice for contractions, twice to check on the girls and twice for pre-eclampsia related symptoms.  Any headaches, blurred vision, elevated BP and protein in urine is cause for concern and I've had them all.  Just a few more weeks though (possibly sooner) and it'll all be worth it in the end!

Looking forward to: Meeting the girls. I can't wait to see who they resemble, if they are in fact identical or fraternal, and having Jamison become a big brother.  I'm excited for what the future will bring to our not so little family of 5!

1 comment :

  1. You look so great! Can't believe there are two babies in there! So sorry you've had to go to the hospital so many times, but can't wait to see those little girlies!!