Thursday, December 13, 2012

29 weeks strong

Pregnant with twin GIRLS!!!

My diary at 29 weeks:

How big are the babies? The size of a butternut squash. The girls are about 2.5 pounds each and around 15 inches long. They are so big!

Their big changes this week: Their lungs continued to mature this week, and their brain is busy developing millions of neurons. And from my lack of smarts during this pregnancy, they are going to be smart, smart, smart! :)

New news/blessings?
  • I'm doing well with the gestational diabetes. I met with the diabetic clinic and they are having me keep track of ALL my food intake and monitor my blood sugar 4 times a day. Yes, that means I have to stick myself with a needle. Four. Times. A. Day. I've decided it's the pregnancy of needles! All in all, I'm doing very well with it and met with the clinic a second time and they are very pleased with my numbers. I've only been "high" once, and I ate at a Mexican restaurant that night. I blame my inability to control myself in front of a bowl of chips and salsa for the high reading. We've said our goodbyes (the chips, salsa and me), at least until after the girls arrive. :)
  • I'm on week 3.5 of no couch, and pretty dang proud of myself! My bum is a bit sore from all the sitting on the floor, but it is so worth it! This week, BOTH of my girls are still head down! They will get extra kisses for keeping that up when they are born. Aw, who am I kidding? The kisses will be in abundance no matter what.
  • I'm still having many a sleepless stretches at night (longest was 4 hours), but have enjoyed the little perks of being awake in the middle of the night, like feeling the girls move, move, move! They love to dance in the middle of the night!
  • Birth plan is finished, and I'm quite pleased with it. And, our Bradley coach has agreed to be our doula, and I'm super pumped about that as well!
  • For the past week and a half I've been feeling Braxton Hicks contractions. Just a mega tightening in my belly in various places. Makes me excited! My body is practicing to bring these girls into the world! Though, I'd like them to hang on for quite a few more weeks before that happens ... practice, practice, practice, but nothing else! :)
Weight: 181 (last week was 180)

Total gain? 25 pounds. I asked my Dr. if I was "too small" (see below) and he just made a funny noise and said, "You are JUST FINE! Don't listen to other people!" Love that guy!

Inches around? 44 (no change)

Belly button? Innie, still.

Maternity clothes? Somebody please tell me if I'm ever wearing non-maternity clothes and they look ridiculous, k? I put on a shirt that I had been wearing frequently in the past few months to realize it looked like I was going to blow every button off of the shirt. I doubled over in laughter, and then quickly tried to take it off to only get stuck in it!

New dance moves? This whole time I've thought that Baby A (Lavern) was more active than Baby B (Shirley) because I feel more movement on my left side than my right. But, it turns out that Shirley is pretty much sitting on top of Lavern (they are head to head, and then both of their bodies go off to the left, with Shirley's feet swinging around to my right). So, I'm not exactly sure who I'm feeling all of the time now!

Things people say: "You're due when!? With twins!? But, you're so small!" I don't really think I'm "small", but this is a constant comment I get. Sometimes, especially if it's another pregnant Mamma, it's almost said in irritation or slight anger? I usually just shrug my shoulders and say, "I'm sorry." to the pregnant Mamma, or, "Thanks!" to anyone else. I just today got a "You look ridiculously good." ... I'm not exactly sure what that is supposed to mean, but I laughed.

Silly nicknames for the bebes? Ok, ok. I need to clarify. Lavern and Shirley ARE NOT the girls' real names, haha! I've had quite a few people ask me if that is what we were naming them! Oh my! Nope, nope, nope! Those are for sure ONLY silly nicknames! :)

Complaints? None! (This will never change!)

Feeling in general? So excited! And beyond blessed.

{The Fruit Loops are due February 28th, 2013!}

1 comment:

  1. I love love love your updates!

    Wish i could be there with you!

    So excited for you!