Monday, June 25, 2012

31 weeks

How Far Along: 31 weeks... 7 or less to go!
How Big are the Babies? They are each the size of a pineapple and probably getting close to 3.5lbs each.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I'm up 21 lbs since retrieval... and away we go I guess! I wonder what the next 7 weeks will bring!
Maternity Clothes: Most of the time.
Movement: They are moving around in there- mostly when I'd rather they sleep... like when I'm trying to fall asleep myself! I guess they are just preparing me:) It is interesting to feel the differences in their movements as they grow. 
Belly button in or out? Still shallow and still funny looking!
What I miss: Rolling over at night without waking up because it is so uncomfortable.... and perhaps sleep in general!
Milestones: I made it all the way through the 30th week. It was the second 'week' goal I had for myself and the babies. Now, if I can make it one more week we will be at our third goal. I have complete faith that we can do it!
Food Cravings:  Popsicles, carrots and hummus, chocolate milk and generally anything that is quick and easy to eat. 
Aversions: Eggs..... still grossing me out, but not as badly as before!
Symptoms:  Exhaustion, inability to sleep at night, very tightly stretched sore belly skin, numb belly button, leg cramps, lots of soreness, ligament pain and bleeding gums.
Best Moment this week: The maternity orientation at the hospital where we are delivering. It would probably be kind of useless to some people, but given the fact that neither of us had ever set foot inside that hospital, it seemed like a good idea to at least get an idea of where things were and where we were heading in the event that I spontaneously go into labor. 

Funny Moment: Walking anywhere with my husband and laughing about my condition. Not even a block into our first walk this week I told hubs that he was going to have to carry my water bottle... it was just weighing me down too much! We got into a nice rhythm- walk 75ish steps and stop to either have a drink or stretch my hips- I'm sure the people in our neighborhood will get a good laugh watching us in the next few weeks!
Tip of the Week: Drink lots of fluids and rest. I seriously do not understand how twin mamas make it all the way through their pregnancy working full time- that seems IMPOSSIBLE!
What I'm looking forward to: Our appointment tomorrow, and then seeing the boys again in a little more than two weeks. 


E and R said...

Haha! Love that you had to have hubby carry your water bottle!
Glad you are doing well :)

Jesica said...

Love that you're hitting all your twinsies goals without any effort!

Good luck with the last few weeks!

MaryMargaret said...

At least you are walking, no matter how long it takes you! Your egg aversion is cracking me up, because I requested that my mother-in-law make deviled eggs for my shower next Sunday, and I seriously cannot wait!