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.