Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Babies Bump and 28 Week Update

28 WEEKS LOOKS LIKE THIS:
 

How far along:  The above picture was taken at 28 weeks and 3 days. 
Total weight gain?  About 30 lbs., probably a little more.
Maternity clothes?  I recently ordered some maternity clothes from Gap and Old Navy on-line and had to return a whole handful of them.  It's becoming really difficult finding clothes to wear that covers my bump.  And clothes for work meetings?  Forget about it!  I have about two dresses that I just alternate and try to make look a little different with jewelry.  Maternity work clothes are awful! 
Stretch marks?  Still none.... yay!
Sleep:  I can't even believe how much I took being a good sleeper for granted before... Sleep now is just.... not great.  That's OK, though.  It could be worse and at least one nostril isn't blocked!
Best moment this week:  Week 28 has been full of lots of wonderful things.  First, we welcomed our sweet new niece into the world on Friday - she's a cutie and is so teeny.  I love her!
 
 
 
And I love seeing my husband hold her in his arms!  I can't wait to see him hold our two bundles of joy!
 
My sister's birthday was on Sunday and as always, I had a great day spending time with my BFF.  We treated ourselves to manicures and a delicious lunch afterward - there is nothing like special sister time together.  Whitney told me at lunch that she can't wait for the boys to arrive because then we'd each have one of them in the booth sitting next to us.  She is going to be the best Auntie - I can't wait to see her bond with my little guys!  Happy Birthday, Whitty.  I love you!
 

And the other wonderful thing about week #28?  Putting stuff together!  Baby stuff!  Here are our two car seats, all ready to go!  I can't even believe this.  I really can't.  Babies... my babies will actually be in these in the next couple of months!  What?!?!
 
  
Miss anything?  So, while week 28 came with a lot of wonderful moments, it also came with one really stinky one.... I failed my three hour glucose test.  Ugh!  For some reason, I figured this was going to happen.... I had a feeling since my first OB appointment that, come time for my glucose test, I would be one of the women who end up with gestational diabetes.  I've been so incredibly lucky throughout my pregnancy so far and I know that it could be much worse.  But, it still stinks.  I was hoping to be done with needles for a long, long time, but now I'm pricking my finger four times a day to check my blood sugar.  I will be meeting with a nutritionist next week and am hoping to get this under control with changing some things in my diet.  Bye-bye coffee Oreo ice cream.... I'll celebrate with you on the day that the babies are born!
Movement:  My little future soccer players have gone from little kicks to full fledged nudges.  I love it - I love every single feeling of their movement.  I love when I wake up in the morning and haven't yet felt them.... then as I start moving around I can tell that they're waking up, too. 
Food cravings:  Coffee Oreo ice cream, oh how I miss you so much!  This was my last bowl that I had the second I arrived home after my three hour test (I'm so glad I did that, by the way!).  I'm proud to say I ate every last bite of this gigantic bowl.  I think I dream about it....
 
 
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.... every symptom makes this more real, though, so as uncomfortable as it might be, it's the biggest blessing in the world.... all of it!
Belly button in or out?  In.  But it has stretched so much that I feel like there is barely a hole there anymore.
Wedding rings on or off?  Off.
Looking forward to:  My mom coming up this weekend to help organize more of the babies' stuff.... they sure do have a lot already!!

24 comments:

Infertile625 said...

I can't believe it's almost time. I'm sorry about the finger pricking and even more so about the 'no ice cream' part. I think you should have 2 big bowls right after the boys are born. One for each of them. :)

Erika said...

I vow to pick up the coffee oreo ice cream slack while you are out of commission!! I would hate for them to stop making it or something if they sense there is less demand!!! Love how excited your sister is!!

Amanda said...

Boooo… I'm so sorry about the gestational diabetes. I'm sure I'd get it too. My IVF experience taught me one thing: when I don't feel good, I want carbs and sugar…. no meat, no fruits, no veggies.

You're still looking absolutely beautiful! Cutest little pregnant mama ever!

LOVE YOU!!!

the blogivers said...

Boo hiss to failing the test! I always told myself that if I failed it, maybe I would end up gaining less weight in the end... a feeble attempt to comfort myself at the prospect :) You look beautiful, as always, and I'm glad everything is going swimmingly besides that dumb test!

Ashley Sanderson said...

looking adorable as always! and YES! finding clothes for my bump is becoming hard too and I still have 11 weeks to go! By the end I'm probably just going to wear dresses like you! :)

Ashley

JoJo said...

You guys look so much alike. Sigh wish I had a sister to share memorable moments with. Can't believe u are almost their. Diabetes during pregnancy runs in my dad's side of the family. My mom already predicts I will get it. Feel ur pain already!

Sarah said...

Love the giraffe's all buckled in! And that does stink about the glucose, but if you think about it, we really only have like 3 more months (and probably a few weeks less for you) until you can chow down on ice cream!!

dspence said...

So glad all is going well! What an exciting time!!

shay said...

You are just the cutest little preggo ever! Sooo exciting that you're getting all the stuff ready for the boys arrival! Yay!

Sally said...

Seeing those two carseats!!! OMG they are gonna be here so soon!! EEK!!

And seeing you both hold a newborn......only there will be TWO! :))) <3

Mrs. Lost said...

We are getting SO close! I wish that we lived closer so that we could have play dates. Sorry about the GD, that sucks! And I feel all of your pains my friend. I no longer have ankles and my feet are square. :)

You look great!

Suzanne said...

You guys look pretty good hold that baby!! I'm so sorry about the gestational diabetes and the absence of ice cream for the next few months…I know it will be worth it though and just think how good that first bowl will be!!

Nikki Miller said...

You look amazing! The finger pricks get easier and the food tracking is not that bad! The first couple of days are the worst and honestly I felt SO MUCH better and had so much more energy when I was eating every few hours and watching my sugars. I liked tracking my food on an excel sheet (let me know if you would like a copy).
HBD to your sister! I dont have a sister but we are raising two little girls who are 20 months apart and I can already tell they have a special bond.

Emily said...

Seeing those car seats really makes it seem even more real! Sorry to hear about the GD, but not much longer until it's go time. You will survive! Glad you treated yourself to that last bowl and took a pic in remembrance. ha!

A Few Good Eggs said...

Looking so great and it is so cute to see those giraffes in the carseats. Hang in there with the GD and I hope you are back to eating Oreo coffee ice cream soon...

Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said...

Cute! Cute. Love the car seats with giraffes and you and hubby holding babies. I'm excited that your boys will be in your arms soon.

Leslie said...

I am new and just a little behind you with twin boys as well. You look great! I am sorry @ the GD. Hope you can figure out a good plan to help manage it!!!

DeNae vanWestrienen said...

You look beautiful. Sounds like a fun time spent with your sister. Just think of the bond your boys will have, too. :) FUN!

Christen said...

Sorry about the "no sugar" rule; I went through that too! And promptly ate a box of chocolate truffles when I finally had my son. :)

You look gorgeous, BTW.

Melissa said...

I'm sorry... what? COFFEE OREO ICE CREAM?????

That looks and sounds amazing. LOL.

You look beautiful & so excited for you!

Sarah Beth said...

Looking beautiful Mamma! Now you have me craving that ice cream, never even heard of that before! Sorry about the glucose situation, but better to know and manage it!

Sally said...

Happy Mother's Day, Aubrey!!!! :)))) xoxo

Darcie K said...

Pregnancy looks beautiful on you! We have that car seat and I love it. I used it with Tay and now with Wyatt.

Sorry about the GD. that's no fun. Boo to no more coffee ice cream.

Emily said...

Such a gorgeous Mama!!!

 
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