Whoa! I just realized that my last pregnancy update was when I was 26 weeks along, which was 6 weeks ago! The Holidays definitely made everything very busy for my family, in addition to me getting yet another sinus infection the week of Christmas! Things are in the home stretch now it seems so I wanted to give an update on where I am with the pregnancy!
How Far Along:
32 weeks, 4 Days! I am measuring about 38 weeks now!
Total Weight Gain:
Up 19 pounds.
How Big Are The Babies?
Our last growth ultrasound was 2 weeks ago and both babies were around 3 pounds, 10 ounces! My doctor said those were great weights for twins! I can hardly believe that I’m carrying about 7 pounds of baby in me! Hayden was only born at 6 pounds, 10 ounces.
SWEETS! All day, every day. Before the pregnancy, I was not a sweets person but I can’t get enough of them. Good thing I passed the TWO Glucose Tests I took!
Nothing in particular!
– Heavy Belly: I feel like the babies may have dropped a little because my belly is VERY heavy down low and I have a lot of pelvic pressure.
My hips hurt when I sleep and I feel bad for my husband because I can’t flip from one side to the other without making A LOT of noise. It’s definitely a struggle to get out of bed and to get comfortable.
My last growth ultrasound showed both babies snuggled up next to each other and head down! YAY! This was at 30 weeks. Well, this week I had a quick ultrasound since I was getting an NST done and they couldn’t find the babies heartbeats (I wasn’t panicking though since I could feel them moving up so much!) and I was disapointed to find out that Baby A had flipped to breech while Baby B was still head down.
My doctor and the ultrasound tech said she has until 34 weeks to flip since then twins usually seem to run out of room.
How is Hayden Reacting?
Hayden is VERY excited! We are pretty much finished with their room (another post coming soon on that!) and every morning I find him in there looking at all of their stuff.
This Week, We’re Talking About…
The biggest concern on my mind lately has been how Hayden will handle the twins coming. He is so excited but I know this is going to rock his world. Since I work from home, he’s been with me his entire life except for 2 hours a day for preschool the last year and a half.
I feel like he’s become even more clingy the past few months too like he knows something is about to change. I plan on making sure he’s involved as much as I can when the twins come and also making sure that we get plenty of Mommy/Son time but I’d love to hear any advice you have.
This week I started visiting my MFM to get NST’s (Non Stress Test) done twice a week. I’ll get those on Mondays and Fridays and see my OB every other Thursday and my MFM on Fridays. Whew, got that?! I constantly am looking at my calendar to make sure I don’t miss an appointment and I feel like I’ll be living at the hospital the next few weeks!
We are down to about 5 weeks left!