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!


  1. You need to post photos of that glorious nursery!!! (I'm in the facebook bump group :) ). Yours is my favorite!!!!

  2. Hope all is going well!! Update when you get a minute. :)