Monday, June 6, 2011

40 Weeks....but not really....

Today I had a Dr. appointment for my weekly check up. We started with the NST (non stress test) which is just when they hook you up to monitors to trace the babies' heartbeats and see if I'm having contractions. I had one mild contraction but the dr. didn't think anything of's "normal" at this point with twins. And their heartbeats were great!

Then for the 2nd part of the appointment the dr. went over everything - weight, urine, blood pressure, the normal stuff (all good by the way). Then he measured my belly. Basically they just measure top to bottom - from your pubic bone to the top of your uterus. In "normal" singleton pregnancies - the number of centimeters you are should equal the number of weeks along you are. So 30 cm's = 30 weeks pregnant. WELL today I measured 40 cm's which equals 40 weeks, so I'd be this big at 40 weeks pregnant if I just had ONE baby. But instead I am 34 weeks, 3 days pregnant but measuring a solid 6 weeks ahead at 40 weeks! Goodness!

And I can feel every inch, centimeter, pound, whatever you want to call it! My hips and pelvis hurt so bad when I stand up or walk. Honestly if I wasn't on strict bedrest as per doctors orders, I think I'd put myself on it as laying down is the only time I feel somewhat comfortable.

How far along? 34 weeks, 3 days
Total weight gain/loss: +40 lbs.
Maternity clothes? I mainly stay in sweats - some are maternity, some are just stretchy!
Stretch marks? yup - all over my sides. Not pretty.
Sleep: It's ok - Just getting up to pee 5-6 times per night.
Best moment this week: Just making it another week....
Movement: LOTs. These babies are nuts!
Food cravings: Sweets sweets sweets!
Gender: 2 sweet little girls
Labor Signs: Irregular contractions which is "normal" for twins at this point.
Belly Button in or out? Still in!
What I miss: Sleeping on my belly. Wine. Not being huge and uncomfortable...this list could go on and on.
What I am looking forward to: Having these babies (in like 3-4 weeks though)!!!!!
Weekly Wisdom: If you're having as much as you can. Gravity is not your friend.
Milestones: Making it past 34 weeks - that was a biggie!

Friday, June 3, 2011

34 Weeks!

Well I am very excited to announce that I am officially 34 weeks pregnant! When I went into Pre-Term labor 3 weeks ago, I said my goal was to make it to June and to 34 weeks. I have now accomplished both of those things and I couldn't be happier! I'd love to make it another couple of weeks, but I'm just really glad that I'm at this point.

Nothing much new to report. I'm still on strict bed rest, so I literally do nothing all day. The hi lights of my day are going to the bathroom for a change of scenery....sad, isn't it?! I'm also crocheting baby hats. I've made a lot for Cate and Emily, so now I'm working on a bunch to donate to the NICU for the preemies! I also started reading a new book called Camilla by Frances Burney. Mrs. Burney was apparently a great influence to Jane Austen (my favorite author) and I can see why! Their styles are so similar, I love it!

And finally, I went to the Dr. earlier this past week and got another ultrasound. No pictures though, the babies are officially too squished for any more cute profile pictures. Their estimated weights are 4lbs 8 oz for Baby A and 4lbs 3oz for Baby B. They are pretty much measuring right on track, so my Dr. is very happy with their weights! I personally can't wait until they hit 5 lbs though! Hopefully that'll be next week or the week after. So after my Dr. Appointment, Brian took a picture of me because I wasn't in sweat pants, haha! So here is my latest belly picture!