Tuesday, June 12, 2012

29 weeks

How Far Along: 29 weeks
How Big are the Babies? They are each the size of an acorn squash and probably somewhere between 2.5 and 3.5 lbs each.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: The great weight stall-out continues. This morning I'm sitting just between 18 and 19lbs gained since retrieval. I don't put a TON of stock in what the books say about how much weight you should gain by certain weeks, but I do find it interesting. One book I'm reading says that at this point I should have gained somewhere between 25 and 30 pounds. I'm not concerned, and apparently neither is my doctor- the boys seems to be growing just fine and have measured right at or above the 50th percentile on every ultrasound. 
Maternity Clothes: I noticed this week I really didn't wear maternity clothes much, but that may have to do with the fact that I spent a huge amount of time at home sewing for these little boys! I think the only maternity clothing I wore was a couple of tank tops and some jeans. Otherwise it is normal yoga pants and T-shirts which seem to be getting a little on the short side :)
Movement: Twists and turns, fewer kicking sessions and when they get the hiccups now it is HUGE movements. I'm pretty sure my little stinkers are running out of room in there.  
Belly button in or out? Shallow and funny looking!
What I miss: Rolling over at night without waking up because it is so uncomfortable. 
Milestones: Getting the final sewing projects done for the nursery! It feels SO good to have the curtains done and a blanket for each baby hanging on the side of each crib. Their room is so dang cute it kills me!
Food Cravings:  Corn on the cob and melon.
Aversions: Eggs..... still grossing me out, but not as badly as before!
Symptoms:  Exhaustion, very tightly stretched sore belly skin, numb belly button, leg cramps, lots of soreness, ligament pain and bleeding gums. 
Best Moment this week: Getting a few more things checked off the 'before babies' list! Listening to Hubs talk to the boys every night when he gets home from work- sweetest thing ever! 

Funny Moment: I was making a phone call earlier this week and after I dialed the number and as I heard it begin to ring I grabbed my water to take a big drink before I started talking... I then realized I'd lifted the cup to my ear and was putting my phone in my mouth. Wow. Attention to detail- not my forte these days!
Tip of the Week: It is fine to have a busy day or two, but know that the following day or two may be extremely unproductive. I managed to get a ton of stuff done early this week, but those days were follow by a couple of pretty low key days recovering from the exhaustion. 
What I'm looking forward to: Our appointment with our new doctor later this week. I'm hoping we really like him. He has been practicing for years and I've read several really great reviews of him. Hopefully, we think he is just as great as everyone else seems to. I'm also really looking forward to finding out when we'll get to see our little guys again! 

And just because a comparison is fun.....
25 weeks

Four weeks later.......
29 weeks

In my opinion, it looks a little bigger, and a little rounder, but overall not that big of a difference. What do you think? I guess I haven't gained any weight in the last 4 weeks- perhaps that is the reason the belly looks similar?


Jesica said...

I agree your bump doesn't look that much bigger and I'm in the same boat with the weight gain. I seem to stall out for 3-4 weeks at a time and it APPEARS that my bump doesn't really grow, I've been measured and the ute is growing just fine but it's hard to compare in piccies. Since we're both up about the same amount I'm gonna assume it's the slow weight gain that gives a slower growing bump! I bet it will keep stretch marks at bay though because the skin has more time to stretch out!

L said...

I also agree about your bump, I think it's a little rounder in the second pic though. I bet it will look a lot bigger all of a sudden though, or at least that's what it seemed like happened to me. I think you're right to go with what your doctor thinks about weight, I'm sure what the books say is just an average.

justagirl-Krista said...

You are looking great, not that big at all, I am pretty sure my belly is the same size and I only have 1 baby in there!