January 16, 2018

Pregnancy 2 - Weekly Update: 35

{  Picture taken a couple days late  }

How far along? 35 weeks (Jan 6 - 12)  The average length of a twin pregnancy.

How much weight have you gained?  41ish lbs. 
Any cravings? I haven't been craving ice as much anymore. I still enjoy it, but not on the same level. I have started taking an iron supplement, so maybe it really was caused by my iron deficiency. Also, shrimp has been sounding really good to me (which is RARE). I even ordered surf and turf at dinner on our family date the other night. 

What are you wearing? All my pants are getting so tight I'm always worried that they are see through now and try to wear long tunics, but also, when those aren't available I just remind myself that I'm super pregnant and don't care. I figure people in public will give me a pass for now. 

How are you feeling? Symptoms?  Much better! Still some residual cold symptoms, like the cough, which is unfortunate. But still muuuuuch better than the week I had a cold. My belly is sore and possibly bruised from all the coughing, so that still hurts. I still have almost constant rib pain if I'm not laying on my side. Reflux has picked up again this week. 

Stretch marks? Definitely more are developing... 

Belly button in or out? Out.

Sleep? I'm back to hit or miss nights. Some are okay and others less so, but they haven't been terrible. 

Best moment this week:  We finally got SNOW! We also went on a nice family date night, which consisted of going out to dinner someplace new. We also shared things we loved about each other while waiting for our food. Hazel was really excited to be included in a date night. 

Worst moment this week:  We had a disappointing doctor appointment where baby A decided to flip from her nice vertex position into a breech position instead. Baby B was in the same ol' transverse position she always is. If the stay like this, that means a definite c-section. 

Miss anything? I'm ready to have my body back again. Sharing it with 2 other people is wearing. me. out. (Though probably not as much as they're going to wear me out once they are OUT!)

Movement? So much! I have no idea if baby A is still breech or not, but from all the movement I've been feeling this week, I feel like she could have done a few flips and switched positions a few times. 

Excited for anything? Sometimes I forget that we still don't know whether these girls are identical or not. I'm excited for that surprise when they're born (if we can even tell at that point). 

How’s dad-to-be? Feeling good. He's escaped getting sick so far. He's got a good book and a good show that he's watching that has been a nice break for him amidst all his pregnancy responsibilities.  

How's sister-to-be?  She might be getting sick. She's sounding a little congested. I'm still not sure we've prepared her enough for these babies. I keep trying to tell her about the process and how we will be going to the hospital for a few days and family will be staying here with her. And as long as they don't restrict visitors because of the flu, she'll get to come visit the babies. But she pretty much ignores the conversation. So maybe she's in denial? 

She's also started calling out for her dad more than me lately. Makes me feel like a slacker mom, but I also love their relationship and watching the two of them together. 


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