Tuesday, July 9, 2013

26 Weeks

Things aren't changing as much these days, but it's nice to keep track of things. Time is really flying by these days. I can't believe I'm already 26 weeks. The girls will be here is 12 weeks max. So crazy!

Babies-The babies are about 14 inches each and weigh 1 2/3 pounds. They have a better developed sense of hearing and are able to open their eyes and sense light/dark. They are practicing breathing amniotic fluid. 

Weight Gain-I'm up 22 pounds now. My ob is happy with my weight, as am I. I'm still pretty much all belly. 

Belly-Sometimes I don't realize how big I am. I've bumped my belly on a few things recently and almost fell down some stairs when I lost my balance when I hit my belly with the door closing it. At my ob appointment yesterday they told me I was measuring 34 weeks, so 8 weeks ahead. I'm growing at a faster rate these days.

One baby has been pushing either her butt or head hard against the upper part of my stomach near my ribs. The whole area gets super hard and protrudes out. It's kinda weird and quite uncomfortable. She has also started retreating from her sister into my rib cage and is pretending to play the xylophone with my ribs.

Cravings-I've been having a hard time drinking enough water, but purple Poweraid is amazing. Thai iced tea is also a favorite lately. 

Symtpoms- Heartburn sucks. So does getting up to pee 5-6 times a night. 

Sleep-Overall, it's pretty amazing. I fall asleep really fast and sleep well between bathroom breaks. Apparently though, I've started to hum/moan as I fall asleep lately. Poor W for having to deal with it. One day I tried to take a nap and kept waking myself up with my moaning. Good times

Mood-I was a bit bummed out today because a family requested a new therapist. It's so frustrating when a family blames me for a child's lack of progress. I'm doing the everything I can to help them but it doesn't always come down to just me. 

Also, my grandma isn't doing well so we went out to see her in the hospital last weekend. She fell and broke her pelvis and the doctor's are estimating she will pass away soon. She's been suffering and in pain for so long, but she's definitely a fighter. It's been an emotional week, yet no tears have been shed... yet.

Meds-I stopped taking baby aspirin due to bleeding later in the day from my Lovenox injection site. I consulted with my ob, the perinatal center, and Dr. Br.averman. They were all in agreement that it was okay. My glucose tolerance test is coming up and I'm super nervous. I feel like my risk factors are really high. My dad has type 2 diabetes, my sister got GD, and I have PCOS and twins cooking away. Wish me luck!

Memorable Moments- Going to the fireworks on the 3rd. Baby B slept through the entire thing and Baby A was more active than I've ever felt her before. It felt like a giant bag of popcorn popping in the microwave in my belly. I sat there with a huge smile on my face, enjoying every kid and jab. I'm in awe of this whole experience. 

One baby and I had a back and forth jab-fest one night. It was after getting up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night when I started to feel big movements on my lower left side. She pushed me and I pushed back. We each took about 5 turns doing this is a row. It was the first time they responded like that. I'm still not sure which baby it was, but I think it may have been A. 

Spending time with my family this past week at my grandma's bedside. It's not the best circumstances for it, but always nice to see them. My grandma got to meet my nephew baby Ben, and I loved seeing her smile at him. Also, as I was leaving the first night she reached up and touched my belly. As soon as she touched it she looked up at me and said, "I love it." It was such a nice moment. 

Upcoming- My baby shower is on the 21st. I'm really looking forward to it and am glad we are doing it so early. 

My next ob appointment is the 24th. This will include another growth scan. I can't wait to see the girls again. 


  1. So glad all is well with the babies! Love your updates. Good luck with the GD..I failed miserably!! lol

  2. So glad things are going well! Loved the comment about one of them playing the xylophone with your ribs -- I hadn't thought of it that way, but that is what it feels like! Sorry to hear about your grandma, but hope she keeps her fighting spirit long enough to meet these blessings!

  3. I also love the xylophone story. I'm sure it's uncomfortable, but I can't wait to feel movement in my belly and really pray I make it to that point. How amazing to be able to play with your babies already! That must have been so cool to push back and forth and have her respond like that. I'm sorry to hear about your Grandma. My Grandma spent a lot of time last year in the hospital too. Fortunately, she pulled through it, but we ended up losing my Grandpa instead to cancer. I know how hard it can be, but it is nice when the family can come together for each other.

  4. Happy 26 weeks!! I'm so sorry to hear about your grandma, but I'm glad everything is going well with your pregnancy. Time does fly that's for sure!!

  5. What a wonderful week for pregnancy. You are well into viability which is such a blessing. And those babies! It's wonderful to see you bonding and enjoying it all - it will be over before you know it. One piece of advice - get in contact with other twin moms and ask questions. They will have some great tips and might be able to save your sanity at some point. Twins are a whole different bowl of wax from what I have heard. ;)

  6. I did the same thing with Baby M the other day -- pressing against her foot and having her push back on my hand. They're already tiny little people with reflexes and everything!

  7. I hope the grandma would feel better soon.
    Your girls rock! So young and already fighting back:)

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  8. I love that they are responding to you. I haven't had that yet, but I do get the butt or head bulging out part of my stomach. I can't stop staring at my belly when they are moving around. It's crazy weird.