Weeks 26 & 27

As of today I am 27 weeks and 4 days. I skipped week 26 so I will just combine the two.

Week 26 I had my DR appt., and I got to drink my lovely glucose drink. It actually wasn’t that bad, and I passed with flying colors. I also had some blood work done to see if I was anemic, and I am not. Yay. Babies and I are in perfect health! Just for fun my DR measured my fundal height and I was measuring at 33 weeks! Wow! My belly is big!!! I also got my Tdap shot at my appt., OUCH. My bruise is just now going away, almost 2 weeks later! It hurt getting it and hurt after for about a week. Glad it’s over with.

We did our Labor & Delivery tour during week 26 as well. I loved it. I love our hospital, and all of the staff. I got to see the area where I will be taken for my c-section, the area I will go for a couple hours post delivery, and also the room I will stay in for my 3 day hospital stay. All are very nice. The nurse explained the whole process to me and was very comforting when I told her I am terrified of the c-section. She said each baby will have their own nurse. There is no nursery so both babies will stay in the room with me, which I love. She also said that God forbid the babies have to stay in NICU I get my own suite for their entire stay. That is really awesome. Obviously I do not want them in the NICU but it is very reassuring to know that if they are there I can be with them. I see a lot of women being discharged after 3 days and having to leave their babies. That would be so hard.

Here is my 26 week TWIN bump! It is HUGE but I am super proud of this bump!!!! Looks like I may be getting an outie in the very near future!!!

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Here it is at 27 weeks, not much difference other than it looks higher to me.

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As far as symptoms, I will just combine both weeks because they’re both the same. I burp A LOT! It is uncontrollable sometimes, it just comes out whenever and wherever. I even burp in my sleep! My carpal tunnel is really bad and painful so I try to wear my brace as much as possible, especially when I sleep. My hips and joints hurt often, especially when I get up from laying down or sitting for a while. I still pee non-stop! I drink a gallon of water a day and have two over 2 lb babies jumping on my bladder so I am sure you can imagine! I am really tired lately and have been even napping during the day. Insomnia at night is still very much there. It sucks. My mood is pretty good though. I am getting more and more excited. We finished all of shopping last weekend and are officially ready for these babies!! I am so damn excited!!!! They will be here no later than March 31st!!!!

Next appt. is at 28 weeks, next Wednesday. We will get to see the babies and get another growth scan at that time. I cannot wait! 🙂

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25 weeks

25 weeks! Well, 25 weeks, 1 day technically. I only have about 10-12 weeks to go!! I hope it goes fast. I am getting so anxious. Everything is ready for the babes arrival, I even packed their diaper bag today. 🙂 I am just so excited!! We do our Labor & Delivery tour next Friday!

Nothing much has changed since my last post, just bigger and more uncomfortable. Here is a funny pic I took in bed last night…

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Haha! I will post a side bump pic sometime this week. I am actually not referring to it as a “bump” anymore, it is now called a “mountain”.

How do I feel? HUNGRY!!!! I am so f’in hungry alllllll the time!!!!! I don’t know if it’s because I am home all day or what but damn, I just can’t get enough. I am eating smaller meals but all the time. My newest craving is croissants. So bad, but so good. I have had 2 today already! Other than constant eat mode, I am just growing more and more each day. My stomach is super tight, uncomfortable, and at times feels like it may split in half. I have been getting a lot of pressure down low so I am thinking baby boy may have changed positions. I feel them kicking all the time, stronger and stronger each day. I just love it so much. My hubby loves it also. My kiddos think it’s weird and don’t particularly want to feel the movements, in fact my son straight up said, “It’s weird, I do not want to feel it.” LOL.

No other news really to report. I feel as though the only change in my symptoms will just be that I get bigger and bigger, and hungrier and hungrier. I still pee constantly, at least once an hour, no lie. Some nights I sleep good, others I don’t. I’m still using my brace for the carpal tunnel. Hips and legs still hurt. Boobs are HUGE. My areolas are like mini freaking pancakes, and have turned brown! My hubby thinks it’s hilarious, I think it’s gross. I already told him I am getting another boob job as soon as the babes are off the tit. Still no stretch marks on the belly (thank God). My belly button is definitely looking like it’s going to pop out very soon, not looking forward to that. Outies freak me out! I get out of breath just from talking, I can only imagine that will get worse. I can’t be on my feet too long bc my whole body starts to ache so bad. Putting on pants, socks, shoes, has all become rather difficult. Trying to shave is quite comical and bc I can’t see my lady part, I just shave all that shit off, and I do it blindly LOL. I have cut myself twice but I’m getting better haha. I only shave my legs every two weeks, right before my pedicures. If it wasn’t for the fact I don’t want my nail tech rubbing hairy legs I probably wouldn’t shave them at all!

OK, my bed is calling my name. I will update again in a week! xoxo

24 weeks!

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I have made it to 24 weeks! Up above is my big ol’ bump! This is a pretty big milestone in pregnancy as the odds for babys survival is up to 50%. Obviously I want to go at least another 12 weeks with my babes! I had my 24 week appt. on Wednesday and everything looks great with the peanuts! My girl weighs 1 lb 5 oz, and my boy is 1 lb 7 oz, both measuring right at about 24 weeks. It was amazing to see on the u/s how much chunkier their faces have gotten! Baby boy was facing down so I didn’t get to see him very much but I got to see baby girl moving her arms around and opening and closing her mouth. It was so cool! Both babies are transverse (sideways), with their heads opposite of each other. Here are a few pics…

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Baby boy looks like he is smiling in the bottom right picture, it’s kind of freaky!

DR said all is great. She still wants me to take it easy and recommended I do an online class, read some books, and do some yoga at home. She wants me to keep my mind busy. I am a worrier, and a very anxious person so sitting idle is definitely not healthy for me. Not working, and not being able to clean or shop, and not being in school anymore has gotten me a little down in the dumps. Not to mention my body HURTS, which could be from inactivity. She thinks the yoga will help with the aches and pains, as well as center me. She recommended a free site called http://www.doyogawithme.com/ . She only wants me doing prenatal yoga and they have some videos on there, under 20 minutes which is perfect. I plan to start Monday when the kids go back to school. If I attempt now in the living room, my son will laugh at me I just know it LOL. Other than that she has me coming back in two weeks at which time I will go ahead and do my glucose test. It is usually done at 28 weeks but she said I am fine to go ahead and do it. Yay me.

Symptoms are the same. I hurt…a lot. It is all in my legs, feet, and hips. At night is the worst while I am trying to sleep. My insomnia has also come back which really sucks. I have a ton of pressure in my lady area as well, unfortunately my DR said that will only get worse. I told her it feels like my vagina is going to literally split open at times, once again I was told it will only get worse. Oh joy. Eating big meals is almost impossible these days. I get so sick and uncomfortable afterwards! It’s hard though because I am so damn hungry! Other than just being downright uncomfortable everything really is fine. Babies move all the time and are getting stronger by the day. I have avoided stretch marks…so far. My skin is clear, I poop regularly, swelling is a little better with brace and compression stockings, I mean things are really smooth so far. Fingers crossed it stays this way!!

Well that’s all I got for now. Next DR appt. is in 2 weeks, next growth scan is in 4 weeks. Hope everyone is having a great New Year so far! Much love!