How far along? 30 weeks
Total weight gain: 51 pounds
Maternity clothes? Yes
Stretch marks? Yes and it is what it is.
Sleep: I have suffered from insomnia almost every night this past week. I finally broke down on Friday night and took Benadryl and got a solid 10 hours of sleep. It was heaven. But the next night I was up from 11:00 to 1:30 because I could not get comfortable. Someone said this is all in preparation for not getting sleep once the babies are here so I guess I will be very prepared.
Best moment this week: The warm weather. We had days in the upper 60’s and we got to spend some time outside.
Miss Anything? Being able to pick up Grayson. My Dr. told me that I can no longer do this and I get it because of the weight but man it breaks my heart to tell him no.
Movement: They are like shape shifters. My stomach looks deformed most of the time because they are all to one side or going opposite directions.
Food cravings: Cadbury cream eggs. Pizza logs w/ranch and still cereal all day every day. Chip dip is back and I have yet to get any.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Heartburn/acid reflux is still pretty bad no matter what I eat. Plus the nausea is back in the morning.
Gender: Boy and Girl
Labor Signs: Nope
Symptoms: Exhaustion. I’m so tired no matter what I do. I can take a nap at any time. Even after a good nights sleep I took an hour nap later that day.
Belly Button in or out? Out
Wedding rings on or off? Off
Happy or Moody most of the time: HAPPY!
Looking forward to: Grayson turns 3 this weekend. We are having a family party on Friday (since some of our family is leaving the next day for Florida) and then Saturday is actual birthday we are going bowling!! I can’t believe my first born is 3.
Grayson: He was very snuggly with my belly this weekend and we talked about how he can’t wait to feed the babies with a bottle once they are here. Then he said “ they are not here yet mommy because they are still too little so they have to say in your belly longer then I will feed them” He’s so cute I could just eat him up and I know he will be such a great big brother.
So after some big changes this weekend in my body and sleeping situation I’m happy this is my last week of working. My body is just starting to feel all the affects of a twin pregnancy. I have done a ton of research because at 1:30 in the morning when you’re so tired but can’t get comfortable to sleep you want to know you’re not alone and I have read that this is pretty common. My hips are the biggest culprit and I’m sure it has a ton to do with sleeping on them so much and the fact that the babies feel lower in the last week then they have this whole time. My doctor really just wants me taking it east at this point and to severely limit my driving and so that’s what I’m going to do. I plan to only drive to and from my doctor’s appointments. We do have some things coming up that I have to go to like family/maternity pictures and ya know Easter but after that I’m going to be pretty home bound to keep these babies cooking for as long as possible. Our first goal is 34 weeks to keep me and the babies at the same hospital and to have my doctor deliver them then after that everything is gravy. I’m shooting for between 35-36 weeks. Lots of prayers needed on that one. It’s crazy to think that anytime in the next 4-6 weeks I will be having my babies. I have a small list of things that I want to get done once I’m homebound. Organizing the nursery and packing my hospital bag are at the top of that list. My parents have been great and will be taking Grayson to daycare for me so that he gets to stay in his routine. I’m so very thankful for them and all that they are doing for me.