Monday, July 30, 2012

36 weeks

How Far Along: 36 weeks... 16 days or less!
How Big are the Babies? They are each about the size of a honeydew melon. I'd estimate they are right around 6 pounds each- and boy can I feel it!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I'm up 36-ish pounds since retrieval- between my last two appointments I gained 6 pounds. HOLY COW!
Maternity Clothes: I'm still wearing a little of both. Most pants are maternity, but I can still get away with a few non-maternity tops surprisingly enough. 
Movement: They are busy boys!
Belly button in or out? Still in most of the time
What I miss: Not being in pain when I change positions. Sitting to standing, laying to standing... all those transitions are getting more and more difficult. I also am really missing life before heartburn! 
Milestones: 36 weeks! It was my goal from the start to bake these babies for 36 weeks- SUCCESS!!!
Food Cravings: Shaved ice, donuts, cherries, berries... you know SUPER healthy foods :)
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, HEARTBURN, excessively dry skin and Braxton hicks/ contractions.
Best Moment this week: Finally really feeling ready for their arrival. There are still a few things that I'd love to check off the list, but in reality I am VERY VERY ready to meet my boys. 

Funny Moment: CONSTANTLY finding food sitting on my belly inside of my shirt when I take my clothes off at night- my husband finds it absolutely hilarious! 
Tip of the Week: Just take a nap. 
What I'm looking forward to: Checking in with the doctor again on Thursday, but most of all.... MEETING MY BOYS very, very soon! :)


Stephanie said...

Congrats on making to to 36 weeks! That is so great, but I'm sure you are ready to meet your boys. Eek....they will be here before you know it! :)

Amy said...

I am so excited for you that you've made it to 36 weeks! I am an infrequent commenter but I've been following you since before the boys were a reality. It is so great to see you make it this far without complications after everything you've been through to get here. I wish you all the best of luck in the next few weeks and cannot wait to hear about those babes! :)

E and R said...

Congratulations on making it to 36 weeks!
16 days or less!!! It is going to be here before you know it - can't wait for you to get to meet your boys :)

caitlin said...

Wow!!!! Awesome job mama! 36 weeks is amazing! Can't wait to hear about your boys' arrival! So soon!!!!