Monday, July 16, 2012

34 weeks

How Far Along: 34 weeks... most likely 4 weeks or less!
How Big are the Babies? They are each about the size of a butternut squash. As of last Thursday, Baby A was weighing in at 5lbs 3oz and Baby B was 4lbs 14oz- both right around the 50th percentile. 
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I'm up 28 pounds since retrieval. That is 3 lbs in that last week, so all of you who were impressed last week.... I'm pretty sure this isn't going to be too pretty by the end :)
Maternity Clothes: I'm still trying to remember that I NEED to wear maternity pants in order to hold/support this big belly. When I don't wear maternity pants I feel it later, and it is NOT worth it. 
Movement: There is a lot of movement going on, but it isn't in the form of flips and turns, just stretches and jabs.
Belly button in or out? In-ish and numb! 
What I miss: Living without pelvic pain. The pain is pretty intense at night when I try to roll from one side to another at night. Saturday night I was in so much pain Hubs found me crying in the bathroom. Finally at 4am I bit the bullet and took one Tylenol- that took the edge off just enough to get a couple hours of sleep. OUCH!
Milestones: Finally making some decisions about the birth of these boys, and preparing for the big day!
Food Cravings: Taco pizza, Chinese food and ice cream cake- I ate them all- that may help explain that 3 lbs!
Aversions: Eggs..... I'm just totally avoiding them at this point. I don't even try anymore.
Symptoms:  Exhaustion, very tightly stretched sore belly skin, numb belly button, leg cramps, lots of pelvic pain, lots of general soreness and a very small amount of hand and foot swelling after weeding for a couple hours on Saturday.
Best Moment this week: Getting to see the boys again this week. Even if it was one big bag of jumbled mess in there, it is always nice to peek in at the boys just to see they are growing and have two little beating hearts. 

Funny Moment: Nothing too funny this week- just life as usual!
Tip of the Week: Support your belly as you reach the end of pregnancy. Also, weeding for 2 hours isn't a task for someone who is 34 weeks pregnant... let alone carrying twins.
What I'm looking forward to: Meeting our boys! Its crazy that we are getting really, really close. I am hoping I'm able to hold out for a couple more weeks, for both baby growing and husband healing. Hubs managed to get poison oak/ivy/something last weekend and it has spread to several places on his body including his face. He is now TERRIFIED he isn't going to heal before I have the boys and he wont be able to love on them. 


Stephanie said...

Weeding for two hours? Girl you're crazy! Haha, I don't even weed when I'm not pregnant, let alone carrying two so close to delivery. Hang in there though, you are getting so so close!

Joys Truly said...

Holla to 34 weeks with ur twins! I also have bitten the bullet and take a single Tylenol every now and then for a headache. It's all good. Nice work with 28 pounds, that's great for twins. I hope you are revving up and ready for these lil guys!

MaryMargaret said...

You're getting close! Weeding isn't a good idea, but it's hard NOT to do things like that when you know it needs to be done. I find that the closer I get, the worse my nesting is- but the more I pay for each and every tiny task I complete. I will advise you to relax, and will try to comply with my own advice as well. REST UP!!