Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Babies Bump and 30 & 31 Week Update


30 and 31 WEEKS LOOK LIKE THIS:



How far along:  The above pictures were taken at 30 weeks 3 days and 31 weeks 5 days. 
Total weight gain?  As of my doctor's appointment today, I am up 42 lbs.
Maternity clothes?  Yes, yes, and yes.  When I'm home I typically am in sweats, when I go out, all I wear are maxi skirts and for work... I have one dress left that fits.  Thankfully, I only have two work meetings left to attend!
Stretch marks?  Still none... and I really don't know how that's even possible at this point!
Sleep:  Oh sleep... I miss you.  One nostril is still completely blocked every night and turning from side to side makes me feel like I ran a marathon.  And forget trying to get out of bed - that's a feat in and of itself!
Best moment this week:  I watched the most recent episode of Giuliana and Bill (last week's episode) recently and was literally overcome with emotion.  They were in Denver for an appointment with Dr. Schoolcraft and also attended his ball which raises money for infertility research.  During that particular segment of the show, Giuliana thanked Dr. Schoolcraft for giving them her son.  It just stuck with me and made me tear up.  It's just simply amazing to me just how many people this brilliant man has helped become parents.  From a celebrity to a little old nobody from Massachusetts.  I often think of Dr. Schoolcraft and CCRM and am confident that I wouldn't be here today, at 31 weeks 6 days pregnant with twin boys, had it not been for him.  He has blessed my heart and soul more than he will ever know.
Miss anything?  There really isn't much that I miss.  If I had to choose something it would be sleeping with un-blocked nostrils.  But, I've said it before and I'll say it again - I would sleep with a blocked nostril for the rest of my life if it meant I got to be called Mommy by my two sweet boys.
Movement:  Boys, boys, boys!  You are movers and shakers and Mommy loves it!  I love their nudges so much.  I love seeing their movement.  And boy do I love them!
Food cravings:  Still none.
Anything make you queasy or sick?  Still nothing in particular, but anything can still do the trick.
Gender:  LOVE my Boys!
Labor Signs:  I guess none except for some pretty intense cramping, which feels like menstrual cramps.  My doctor gave me a physical exam today to check my cervix, which is still long and closed (thank goodness).  She could, however, feel baby A's head - he's very low, which didn't concern my doctor so I'm working on keeping my worry at bay!
Symptoms:  The same… linea nigra, some ligament pain on my left side in my hip/upper leg area, nasal congestion, restlessness, some back pain, a weird "rash" on the palm of my hands, and low, uterine cramping (which I suppose is from baby A being so low!).
Belly button in or out?  In.  But it's starting to really stretch.  I have a feeling it might pop!
Wedding rings on or off?  Officially off. 
Looking forward to:  Everything!  And to hopefully making it another week with my boys staying put right where they are!

28 comments:

Allison Glover said...

Aubrey, you are stunning! 42 pounds?! You are doing great. Not going to lie, the weight gain required for two is daunting...not for vanity's sake but how the heck am I going to gain this weight? What a special G&B episode to watch. ☺️

dspence said...

I am SO excited that they are still in! Stay in there, babies!

Anonymous said...

Congrats mama!! I had my twin boys via IVF in March. They are such a blessing! Life is about to change in the most spectacular way for you. I honestly cannot describe the amount of joy and love these two littles have brought into mine and my husbands life. I can't remember what things were like before them. The 8 years we tried and went through treatments was worth every second I have with them. Enjoy this last part of your pregnancy. It goes so fast! I love having these boys here with me each day and seeing their smiles, but I miss them being IN my belly. I miss having my belly. I miss it all. I feel like I just found out I was pregnant (finally)!
Well again enjoy! I've been a silent follower for awhile now and I can't wait to hear more about your journey. It's going to be amazing!
PS I made it without issue to my scheduled c section date at 38 weeks 1 day. You can do it! :)

JoJo said...

Still looking gorgeous! Can't believe ur that far along. Oh how time flies. Soon enough u will hold ur precious boys in ur arms.

the blogivers said...

This is crazy - I'm going to blink and those babies will be here (but hopefully not for several more weeks, of course)!!

Erika said...

Eeeeeeek you are so close!!! You look gorgeous!! And isn't it convenient that maxi skirts are in??! Can't wait to 'meet' the boys!!

Infertile625 said...

You are gorgeous! You are doing a great job growing those little men!!

Aramis said...

I can't believe how far along you are, and how awesome you're looking! Those boys will be here in no time (well, not TOO soon, you know what I mean!)

The Joiners said...

Something about being in the 30+ week range makes it suddenly seem so close, doesn't it?! Hang in there and rest up- those baby boys will be here before you know it and your life will be changed forever (in the best way possible)!

Ashley Sanderson said...

looking adorable!!! Is your skirt from your week 30 picture from Pinkblush? I'm waiting for mine to arrive ;) I am seriously so happy for you! I wouldn't be here 32 weeks and 1 day pregnant with our sweet little girl without our doctor either. I will be eternally grateful to him for the rest of my life for giving me her and hopefully our future children as well! :)

Lesley said...

You're looking great....and so glad you did this blog. If I remember correctly you thought about not continuing. It's so much fun looking back. And I have loved watching you and sensing your excitement. yes, Dr. S has blessed so many. I'm so thankful to him and CCRM. I sent them a birth announcement. :)

Can't wait to see your boys.

Caroline said...

I just can't believe how far along you are!!! I love it! I love these updates!!!!

Ashley said...

You look fantastic!!! Love B&G!!! Dr. Schoolcraft appears to be great at what he does, that is for sure!!
Glad things are going well!! Can't wait for these boys to make it here soon!!

DeNae vanWestrienen said...

Yeah to healthy, growing baby boys. You look marvelous and so happy!

Katie Jeanne said...

Oh. Em. Gee! You are so stinkin' adorable! Those boys are lucky to have such an beautiful mom like you! I know you are totally loving this moment in your life, but I can't wait to see pictures of your precious little honeys! God bless you!

Amanda said...

Good grief, you are just SO beautiful! I can't believe how far along you are and with ZERO complications! You're doing GREAT! Much love to you, pretty mama!

shay said...

This is so exciting! You look great and are SO close!

Caroline said...

You are gorgeous!!! I just can't believe how far along you are already - looking great momma!

A Few Good Eggs said...

You look fantastic and your comments about Dr. S made me tear up -- just knowing how many people have been helped through this process can be overwhelming and just makes you so very thankful. Here's to a few more weeks for you before those boys arrive!

Mrs. Lost said...

Looking good as always!! Our boys will be here before we know it!

Emily said...

What an amazing blessing to be this far along, zero complications other than a stuffed nose and lack of sleep, and to be still attending work meetings. You go girl! So excited that the time is getting closer, but that they're still nice and cozy in there!

conceptionallychallenged said...

You look amazing! I'm so glad everything is still going well.

rainbeforerainbow said...

You look amazing!!! Your pregnancy is flying by (for me, ha ha). I had a weird rash on my hands too. It only lasted for about a week. Strange. LOVE reading these updates!

Sally said...

You look so amazing!! Enjoy these last weeks and days before you officially meet your boys!! xoxo

Suzanne said...

Keep 'em cookin'!! You look amazing, Aubrey. And so, so happy. Warms my heart. xoxo

The Run Away Stork said...

31 weeks! Yeah - you are doing great and looking amazing! So excited for you and saying lots of prayers those babies keep cooking for a few more weeks! You look beautiful Mama!

Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said...

I'm so glad that things are going so well and you're looking lovely as ever. Your post about Dr. Schoolcraft makes me wonder if we should've waited to see him at CCRM. Not sure if anything would've been different but both you and my other friend both found success with him after failed cycles elsewhere.

Leslie said...

Yay for everything going so well!!! So happy for you and so excited that we are getting closer & closer to meeting our boys!!!

 
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