Thursday, December 29, 2011
Pregnancy update-35 weeks!
I am 35 weeks today! 3 weeks from today is my induction date. It seems so close, yet so far away. I had my weekly appointments yesterday. The babies are still doing great. I had my non-stress test and just like the last three weeks they were as busy as ever! The nurses love my babies because they make their jobs easy :) Non-stress tests can take up to an hour each week, depending on how much they move. They have to get 30 minutes of movement to see how their heart rates react. My sweet children are just as wild and crazy as Daci was in the womb. It makes it nice for the non-stress tests, but I have a feeling our hands are going to be quite full when they come! After my non-stress test we had the growth ultrasound. Both babies are exactly 5lb 6oz! They are each growing at a half pound a week. If they make it to their induction date they will be at least 7 lbs each. Then I had my regular OB appt and I am dilated to a 2 and 60% effaced. I haven't been feeling all that great. I think the 11 pounds of babies hanging off the front of me might have something to do with it :) My round ligament pains are getting more and more frequent and a lot more severe. I don't sleep well at night between getting up to use the bathroom every hour and my back killing me from bearing the weight of my tummy. Luckily Rick has been home with me this week. He has been such a big help. My weight gain has shot up the last two to three weeks. I started retaining water and I am quite puffy. I am at 44 lbs so far. My blood pressure is still good so I am grateful for that. I am measuring at 41 weeks! I get lots of funny looks and eyes popping out of people's heads when they see me :) Funny story, yesterday in Target I had one of my round ligament "episodes" start up. I got bright red, sweaty, nauseous, doubled over in pain and was visibly shaky. Once I finally Made it to the register the lady took one look at me and said, "Honey are you going into labor!?" I jokingly said, "I might be!" She panicked! She asked when I was due and I told her not for three more weeks but that I was carrying twins so I look like I'm due today. She's like, "No, you aren't making it three weeks you are having those babies today!" I tried to assure her that I was fine while at the same time trying to keep it together because I felt like I was going to die :) I came home and Rick put me straight to bed. I laid in bed in awful pain for 5 hrs, got up to eat, and went right back. During those five hours I was contracting every 10-13 minutes. Luckily the contractions stopped being so regular and went back to being random once the evening hit. The doctors say that 90% of babies born at 36 weeks get to go home with their parents and at 37 weeks pretty much all of them do. Gotta make it to at least next Thurs, but would love to make it to 37 weeks! Like I've said before, my blog is sort of my journal so that I can remember what was going on when I get around to scrapbooking about it. Im sorry if this post was boring, or sounds whiny. Just want to document what the last few weeks of this pregnancy has been like :)