Tuesday, June 25, 2013

32 weeks (with twins) and updates!!

How far along? 32 weeks
 Total weight gain/loss: +44lbs. 6 of those pounds in the last week according to the MFM scale.  I will be speaking to my OB about it tomorrow! I've got some major edema happening!
 Maternity clothes? Yes, but very few that fit over the belly!
  Stretch marks? Oh yes, they've been there for years. My belly is starting to itch like crazy, I am afraid there are new ones about to pop up!
Sleep: Horrible!  It takes me forever to fall asleep, and I sleep for about 2-3 hours then I am awake for 2-3 hours.  I get maybe 4 hours a night if that.  Benedryl isn't helping much either. 
Best moment this week: Seeing the boys today at my MFM appointment!  Great photos, and they are so big!
Movement: Yes they are having a party in there!
Food cravings: sweets
Gender: TWO BOYS!!!!! Kaden & Logan
Labor Signs: Contractions off and on.  Nothing regular thankfully.
Belly Button in or out? still in, but completely flat and starting to protrude on the top.
 What I miss: Being able to walk without getting out of breath or dizzy.  Being able to bend over and put my shoes on!
What I am looking forward to:Meeting these babies!!!  5 weeks to go.  Hopefully I get to schedule my c-section next week!
Milestone: 32 weeks!!!! That is a big milestone.  Next milestone is 34 weeks so that I can stay in this city and deliver! 

larger than life!

At our regular growth ultrasound 2 weeks ago, they found the boys to be 23% discordant in their growth.  That landed us a referral to the UW Seattle to see a MFM.  C & I drove down there today for that appointment.  Our ultrasound was first, and it was amazing the difference in their equipment.  We had  a few hours to kill before we saw the doctor, so we found a nice park overlooking Lake Washington, had a great lunch and made our way back.  The perinatologist says everything looks good.  The boys are HUGE for 32 weeks.  Kaden is 4#11oz and Logan is 5#5oz, only 12% different according to their estimation.  So long as the boys stay above the 50% for weight, and no more than 20% difference, we are okay!  The doctor did recommend I stop working because of the scares of hypertension and pre-term labor.  I was reduced to 20 hrs a week at 27 weeks working 2.5 days a week.  That has been manageable until this past week.  I think I have hit the wall.  The full days are so hard to get through.  It's so much effort to get up and ready for work and then be there for 9 hours a day, I have absolutely nothing left when I get home.  Add in my 3 year old to the mix and it just isn't fair.  My BP has also been elevated on those days that I work.  She said to tell my regular OB tomorrow to write me out of work, and I am happy to do so.  I am looking forward to the time alone with Ethan before these two boys come! 

Only about 5 weeks and counting! I should be able to schedule my c-section tomorow for sometime the last week of July/first of August.  Despite all of the PTL scares, I think these boys will stay put until they are pulled out :) 
I am loving these pictures we got today!!  Kaden is head down and has less room so we couldn't get any good shots of him.  Logan is transverse up in my ribs and gave us a great peak at his adorably chubby face! :) I cannot wait to see them!!!



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