Thursday, July 25, 2013

28 Weeks

I'm officially in the 3rd trimester and it's so amazing!! Things are getting harder and I'm feeling quite large, but I'm just so happy and grateful to be cooking these little girls.

I had an ultrasound and appointment yesterday. Both babies are growing so well and are both still around the 50th percentile. Baby a was 2 lbs 11 oz and baby b was 2 lbs 13 oz. They were super active and everything looked great.

My appointment after went well. I don't have a choice and have to do the 3 hour glucose test, but the doctor gave me a 90% chance of passing. I'm just not looking forward to it. He mentioned birthing these babies and said as of right now baby a isn't cooperating in her breech position. I know there's still plenty of time for her to move so I'm trying not to worry about it. My cervix had gone done from 5.4 to 3.2 but he didn't seem concerned. It makes me want to be a little more cautious, but there's not much else I can do. 

Last Thursday I was having a really rough day physically. My chiropractor was out of town all last week and I could tell the difference. By Thursday I felt like I hit a wall. I forced myself to go to yoga and struggled through the class. That night I saw Tam.ara for the first time since having her baby 2 days prior. I brought her dinner and we visited for a while. After dinner she asked me if I wanted to go see the baby. Seeing him and all the other little babies up there was a huge reality check for me. Later that night I told the girls they could stay in as long as they want.

I've seen the baby a few times since. He's so amazingly adorable, but the NICU is definitely a scary place. He's so long! He was born at 17 inches. It's been nice to see Tam.ara outside the hospital and be able to go and do normal things. She's still experiencing a lot of pain from the c-section but she's recovering nicely.

I have another friend who I met at yoga a few years ago and have kept in contact with since. She did 5 IVF cycles at the same clinic as me locally but finally decided to see Dr. Br.averman. She found out this week she is pregnant and had a great second beta. I'm so incredibly happy for her. 

Babies- Like I said, 2 lbs 11 oz and 2 lbs 13 oz. They are getting so big and I can tell. I feel completely full of baby! They should be about 15 inches long each. They can blink their eyes that now have lashes (hopefully some long ones like mommy and daddy). They are developing neurons in their brains and putting on fat. 

Weight gain- Up 25 pounds total. It's a little scary seeing the scale climb and climb, but it's for a good reason. 

Belly- It's growing! I've been getting a lot of round ligament pain again so know things are happening. I have my first stretch marks but so far they aren't very dark. I'm starting to embrace them more and joke to W and call them my "stretchies". For some reason, this makes me feel better about them. I measured 36 1/2 weeks yesterday and can't believe I still may have 10 weeks to go. Baby B is still up really high and pushes almost her whole body out near my rib cage along the top of my belly. It's a bit uncomfortable, but also somewhat amazing. Last night she was pushing on my diaphragm and it did not feel good. I definitely feel her more than her sister who appears to be more mellow. She had a serious case of the hiccups last night. 

Cravings- This week it's watermelon. I also had a half & half to drink (half lemonade, half iced tea) yesterday and it was so good! I need to stay away from all that sugar though. I'm kinda feeling my meat aversion come back. No meat sounds good to me and I'd rather just eat vegetarian. 

Symptoms- Exhaustion, heartburn, round ligament pain, pelvic pain, peeing constantly at night, and some swelling in my feet. 

Sleep- It's officially taken a turn for the worse. I'm sleeping horribly because I'm up about every 45 minutes to pee at night. I wake up in the morning feeling so exhausted despite how many hours I was sleeping for. The babies are also really active at night and often decide to have dance-offs regularly. 

Mood- I was feeling really weepy and overwhelmed after my shower and was crying a lot. I'm feeling better now and fewer tears have been flowing. The not sleeping well makes me feel a little more bitchy, but I don't think I'm too bad. 

Memorable Moments- My baby shower. It was so wonderful and amazing and we got so many nice things. 

Meeting baby Car.mine and being able to visit him a few times since. 

Having an ultrasound and seeing the girls this week. I can't believe how big they are. 

Going through baby shower gifts and getting things more ready for these girls. 

Taking an infant CPR class.

Upcoming- We are going to a concert this Friday with some friends.

I have another ob appointment in 2 weeks but am thinking of doing an elective 3D ultrasound. W isn't sold, but I'd love to get some great shots of their little faces. We've had so many ultrasounds but I never feel like I get sick of them.

3 hour glucose tolerance test next Wednesday.

Breast feeding class next Tuesday and then a tour of the hospital the following Tuesday.

Hopefully receiving the final things for the nursery so it can be officially finished.

My 30th birthday on August 3rd, yikes! I'll hit 30 weeks the same week I turn 30. I'm sad to say goodbye to my 20's but can't wait to see what my 30's will bring with these girls. 
The difference 10 weeks makes. Hoping for 10 more weeks!


  1. Wow, congrats on being in the 3rd trimester already! This is flying by (for me at least *grin*).

    Have you gone to at all for position ideas? I don't know anything about twins and positioning, but maybe there will be something there that could help! You're right - definitely still plenty of time to turn.

    Looking great!

  2. I absolutely love your posts, every single time. I am just so crazy happy for you. I canNOT believe you are 28 weeks and in your second trimester already. I remember reading your posts just before you got pregnant, and it seems like it wasn't very long ago! Here's hoping for another 10 weeks! Love your belly pics by the way :)

  3. You look amazing! You are already carrying almost 6 pounds of baby and some people only have 1 baby that weighs that much! I know its hard, but you can totally make it 10 more weeks. You will be so happy when you have two big healthy babies :)

  4. 28 weeks, awesome! You look great. :-)

  5. So happy for you that all is going well!

    Im also happy every time i hear about dr. Braverman's success. It gives me more hope.


  6. Congrats on hitting the 2rd trimester. sounds like they are nice and comfy in there and I hope they stay that way for the next 10 weeks.

    1. um, obviously I meant 3rd trimester.