Friday, May 16, 2014

Babies Bump and 29 Week Update

29 WEEKS LOOKS LIKE THIS:

 
How far along:  The above picture was taken at 29 weeks and 3 days. 
Total weight gain?  34lbs as of my doctor's appointment on Tuesday.  I had an appointment on Wednesday with a nutritionist for my GD and she said my weight gain for twins was right on track for my pre-pregnancy BMI and weight.  I was surprised, but happy to hear this.  She said that she would guess that I will gain around 40lbs total if I am able to go to 36 weeks.
Maternity clothes?  Yes, yes and yes.  I'm actually starting to think about post-delivery clothes, too. 
Stretch marks?  Still none.... yay!
Sleep:  Sleep still stinks.  I have one nostril that starts to block up in the evening and is completely blocked by the time I lay down to go to sleep.  While that's pretty darn annoying, I think I might have just learned how to deal with it, because the past few nights it hasn't kept me up as much.  Either that, or I'm just so tired that I sleep through the discomfort of only having one nostril to breathe through!
Best moment this week:  My mom came up for a visit last weekend and somehow I don't have a single picture of our time together.  I think that's probably because we were so busy and worked so hard putting baby things together, taking tags off baby clothes, washing, folding and putting away the baby clothes, running errands to return things, and to buy diapers, wipes, etc., etc., etc.  The good news is that we are now, for the most part, ready for babies!
 
My mom was here, also, to celebrate Mother's Day with me and my sister.  We had a nice morning on Sunday and treated ourselves and my mom to pedicures (pedicures are amazing, but if you're pregnant and get a pedicure, they're even better!).  We had breakfast afterward and then my mom and I headed back to my house to finish up some of the final decorating/hanging of things in the babies' room.  And that's when I lost it.  I just lost it.  Mother's Day was hard for me.  I was emotional because we didn't have the time to hang everything up.  I became immature and pouty - it was the first time that the pregnancy hormones really kicked in.  I was plain old sad.  I couldn't stop the tears.  And I think that, while yes, I was upset about not getting everything done that I had on my "to-do" list, the real trigger was the day itself.  I just couldn't handle it.  I couldn't handle it just as I couldn't handle it for the past three years.  But this year, I couldn't handle it in a different way.  I didn't know how to feel this year.  I didn't really allow myself to think about the day as it approached and when it arrived, it just hit me.... hard.  I suppose Mother's Day will always be difficult.  And rather than celebrating becoming a mom myself, I'd rather just celebrate my own mom in the years to come.
 
So, enough about that day... here is a picture of another little area in the boys' room.  We are 99.9% done with everything - we just have a shelf and a few picture frames to hang and then I'll be ready to share the final outcome.  I love it in there!
 
 
Miss anything?  I really don't.  My heart is very full.  While I wish I was able to breathe out of both nostrils at night, I feel fully content.  A lot of people have started to ask me when I'll stop working or if I'm just so ready to have the babies/be done with pregnancy.  And while I cannot wait for my boys to arrive, I'm also not ready for them to be here.  I have waited so long to be pregnant, to see a big round belly, to feel their kicks and flutters inside of me.  And now I have it and a part of me doesn't want to let it go.  I had a tough first 4 1/2 months of pregnancy where I was so sick that I couldn't really enjoy anything, but now I feel normal (just a little uncomfortable and large) and I love it.
Movement:  My boys are very active.  I think they know I need the reassurance of their movement and kicks :) 
Food cravings:  Coffee Oreo ice cream... but good news!  My nutritionist said I still could have some.  Except I can't have 5 scoops... more like only 1.  But that's OK, it's still a win in my book! 
Anything make you queasy or sick?  Still nothing in particular, but anything can still do the trick.
Gender:  LOVE my Boys!
Labor Signs:  None.  Phew!
Symptoms:  The same…. linea nigra, some ligament pain on my left side in my hip/upper leg area, nasal congestion, restlessness, some back pain, the weird "rash" on the palm of my hands, general discomfort, sore and swollen feet.... oh my poor feet!
Belly button in or out?  In.  But it is still very stretched!
Wedding rings on or off?  Off.
Looking forward to:  A relaxing weekend with nothing planned, only three more scheduled work client meetings in the next couple of weeks and hopefully another week passing with my two baby boys staying put!

Oh and just because, here's a picture of my sweet baby girl:

21 comments:

Ashley Sanderson said...

you are looking amazing! Mother's Day was hard for me too. I wasn't sure how to feel because every previous Mother's Day was so hard as we were trying to get pregnant. I agree with you about making it all about our moms instead of us becoming moms. I like it :)

Sarah said...

You don't even look 34 pounds heavier at all! I know my fat face will set in as well soon and you look like you won't even begin to get fat face. LUCKY! :)

Kari B. said...

Awww.. Look at you! You are so precious. I can't wait to see more pics of the nursery.

Amanda said...

"The good news is that we are now, for the most part, ready for babies!"- geez, I'm either exhausted or a hormonal mess, but this brought tears to my eyes. This simply could not have happened to a better person at a more perfect time. I'm so happy you'll have your boys soon!

bellehavendrive said...

Okay, IDK why but a couple of your statements cracked me up, girl! The bits about the blocked nostril and only one scoop of your favorite ice cream instead of five. Goodness, bless your beautiful heart!

Ugh, Mother's Day. Screw it; it's just too much.

As always, you're lookin' gorge!!!

bellehavendrive said...

You crack me up, girlie! Blocked nostrils and only one scoop of that blessed ice cream! Bless your heart. :)

Ugh, Mother's Day.

You are looking gorgeous, as usual. :)

Gypsy Mama said...

You look great and I love the nursery!

Infertile625 said...

Fabulous! Fabulous! Fabulous!! I am so happy for you!

Caroline said...

So fun you got to be with your mom and get pedis and get ready for those babies!!! Looking great girl!

the blogivers said...

I kinda think Mother's Day will always be at least a little difficult in some way, big or small, for ALL ladies... but here's hoping next year is so joyful that it doesn't spur any breakdowns :)

Sally said...

You look amazing!!!

dspence said...

Glad you survived Mother's Day. You look great! Love the wall mounted bookshelf!!

DeNae vanWestrienen said...

You look fantastic, as always, and the sneak peek at the boys' room is just adorable! Sorry Mother's Day was so hard on you, but I'm glad you got to spend it with your mom.

shay said...

I hope next Mother's Day really is a joyful one for you, because you totally deserve it in every way! You look great and so does the boys' room!

Amber said...

You look absolutely fantastic and adorable! Your weight gain is right on target for sure. I know you were worried about that in the beginning. 29 weeks! Can you believe that only a month from where you are now is when I had my twins? Hopefully you go a few weeks past me, but Aubrey, you are going to meet your babies soon! I am SOOooooooo excited for you!

Emily said...

The pregnancy rhinitis is so weird isn't it? Glad you enjoyed your mom despite a minor meltdown...totally understandable. Love the book rack in the nursery. Was just telling hubby how I love those.

A Few Good Eggs said...

You look great and so happy. Mother's Day will always be so loaded for those who have struggled with infertility. I love your idea of just celebrating your Mom and not getting too wrapped up in it...

Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said...

I love that your heart is full. The boys room looks so cute!

Mrs. Lost said...

Lookin' good! We haven't even painted the nursery yet!! You are so on top of things. Ours WILL be painted by the end of next weekend. Then we still have pick out and buy the cribs. Ugh

You are doing great!

Suzanne said...

What a sweet, sweet post. I'm so sorry that Mother's Day was so hard for you. I can't imagine that infertility will ever leave us for good. The memories and pain that you've been through just doesn't go away, but hopefully as each day passes, it stings a little less. Thankfully, you are now making new memories and I pray your heart remains full forever and always with those two precious little boys.

Monique Grattan said...

I don't comment often, but I've been following your pregnancy journey! So happy for you! You look great! Best Wishes!!!

 
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