Wednesday, January 23, 2013

27-28 weeks

Due date:  According to my ovulation day my due date is April 16, 2013.

How far along?: 27-28 week

Total weight loss/gain: The day before the IUI I was 206. As of Tuesday morning I was 230. In the last 2 weeks I have gained 3 lbs and a total so far of 24 lbs. Looks like I have gone from about 3 lbs a week to 1 1/2 lbs. I haven't changed my diet at all (actually eating more ice cream than before) so I guess they are going through a growth spurt and stealing all my calories again. As long as they are growing!

What's going on with the babies?: We talked to Dr Monty about how we were feeling about the last scan. I didn't realize just how upset I was till I started talking to him. That last tech really made me uncomfortable. Monty did and U/s himself and took some measurements. We were very surprised that they both turned head down! According to him they are very close in size so he doesn't know how the tech got such different numbers. He talked me down and made me feel a lot better. He said for twins they still look like they are in singleton range as far as size so they are definitely growing nicely. I called the peri office, told them about my bad experience and made sure I never have that tech again. Hopefully at our next U/s on Friday we will get some more detailed info and some pictures to share. It's been a while since we got some.

What's going on with my body?: Since they turned head down all the pressure on my stomach is gone! I went from waking up in the middle of the night with bile and acid coming up to absolutely nothing! It was a trade off though. Now I have a ton of pressure on my bladder. Their heads are really pushing. Been peeing a lot more and have unfortunately peed my pants and the bed when they really push. The Hubby and I find it pretty funny though.

What does the belly look like?: I have been told by my family that my belly doesn't look very big for twins. I personally have no idea. My cousins all stuck out pretty far with one so I guess they are comparing me to them. I think I figured out that I don't really stick out too far because my belly is pretty wide. They are basically staying side by side so it makes sense. The stretch marks are getting pretty bad, but they don't bother me anymore. My body is doing what it needs to do to let these babies grow big and strong so I will embrace it. I finally posted a new belly pic! I have been so bad at remembering to take pics for myself. Gonna try to take more. Oh I just remembered I do have a 24 week pic from Christmas. I will have to get a copy!

Maternity clothes: I had to get the next size up in pants. My old ones still fit, but they are getting tighter by the week so I know I will need the new ones to get to the end of the pregnancy. They are very comfortable and still a little too big. I know I will grow into them though.

Movement: It is so crazy how much they are moving now. Sometimes feels like they are awake most of the day. My belly gets majorly lopsided and ripples all the time. It's so fun! I have been trying to catch it on video, but they always seem to stop as soon as I hit record. If I ever get it I will share it with you.

Sleep: I have been sleeping so well. I only wake up once to pee and once to roll over. It is getting very difficult to roll over in bed. I laugh when I catch myself grunting while I do it.

Cravings/aversions: Strawberry ice cream has been a big craving recently. I'm trying not to eat it every night, but sometimes the babies want what the babies want! :)

Sex of the babies: We will not be finding out the sexes till they come out! My family sometimes says they don't believe us that we don't know. They think we found out and just aren't telling them. I promise, we have no idea. No Dr or tech has even checked yet. No one knows! I know Dr Monty will be checking at some point before we deliver just so he knows who is coming, but he won't be telling anyone.

Names: We have a list of about 10 names of each. We are slowly narrowing it down to 3 or 4 of each. My family have started to make suggestions on names. Some have actually guessed some on the list, but we are keeping them a secret till we name them.

What I miss: Still missing sex. 15 weeks and counting. :(

What I am looking forward to: Nesting has really started to kick in and I am excited to really get things ready.

Mood and emotions: I think the hormones have increased because I have been pretty weepy. Random things are making me cry both happy and sad. Before this past week it was very rare and now it's almost every day.

Milestones: I am in the 3rd trimester!!!

Medical concerns: Nothing right now which is nice.

Sex?: Nope

Best moment of the week: Getting an invitation to my own baby shower! Working on a post about it.

Hows Daddy?: It is really cool seeing him learn new things about babies. He hasn't had any experience except holding them when they are a little older. Seeing him practice things like swaddling and diapering gets me so excited!

Nursery: I really need to get going on it. We don't have furniture and stuff yet, but we still have things to clear out of there.

Blankets to keep: I decided to do my cousin's blanket first. I want to make sure hers in done because I have a feeling things will be getting a little crazy closer to her shower. She is only 3 weeks behind me so there is a good chance I will be just about ready to deliver and maybe on bed rest or I might be home with newborns!


  1. Loving the updates!
    I understand the sadness about not having sex. DH and I haven't had sex since about a month before our guy was born and he's going to be 5 months old next week (wow!). On one hand I feel bad about it, on the other I just don't feel sexy and/or in the mood for it. Blame the breast feeding hormones.

    Keep it up girl! You're doing great and looking great.

    1. Oh wow! I'm getting big and uncomfortable, but I still want it. Hubby and I have talked about how we will be tired and I probably won't feel sexy after the babies are born. He told me he will do everything in his power to make me feel sexy because we both want to get back to us. Thanks Heather!

  2. I'm so glad to hear that you're doing well BUT I have to say I'm a little nervous about your blanketmaking plans! Don't leave your own blanket too late, I'm dying to see pictures of your actual blanket to keep! :-)

    1. Don't worry, I won't leave it. I'm going back and forth between mine and my cousins. I work fast so I should be done before they are born. I can't wait to show them off.

  3. We weren't allowed to have sex in the third trimester because my OB was afraid of it causing preterm labor (and I was already at risk, considering how many times I'd been to L&D and also I had constant contractions the last month or so of my pregnancy!). So we ended up not having sex for 3ish months, because then I had to wait 6 weeks after the birth, and then I wasn't really up for it because we were sleep deprived and crazy from the babies...

    One really good piece of advice I got from someone somewhere was be prepared to have the babies at 32 weeks - like, any shopping or nursery set-up or whatever, have that done by 32 weeks. We had it done by 34 weeks and the next day the babies were born and I was SO glad we had prepared as much as we had!

    BTW your bump is cute! Are you tall? Maybe that's why it doesn't seem so sticky-outy? But maybe also remember you are only 28 weeks, and that belly would probably be on someone much further along with a singleton!

    1. Our Dr told us early to be ready by the end of February just in case which will be around 32 weeks. My family is throwing my shower at 31 weeks so we will have everything we need then. We are keeping them in a crib in our room for a while so if the nursery isn't ready for some reason we will be able to work on it.

      Thanks Robin! I'm average height 5'5". I do have a very wide ribcage/body so they probably have lots of room in there. If you see me in person you can see how wide my belly is. I tried to take some pics of my belly straight on, but they don't really show how wide I actually am.

  4. You look amazing! And those babies ... love to hear that they're enjoying strawberry ice cream. What's not to like, right? Fruit, milk ... it's all good. ;)

    1. Thanks Justine! Yea they are really enjoying the strawberry ice cream and lots of fresh strawberries!

  5. Congrats on making it to the 3rd trimester!


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