HOLY CANOLI! I am almost done! technically 10 more weeks till full term. However, since full term doesn't happen often with multiple pregnancies, I can honestly go anytime in the next 5-10 weeks. Goodness thats insane. I cant believe i've made it to this point already. I'm still sane too! Well, for the most part.
Everyone who's had a child knows exactly how difficult the last two or so months are. They are miserable, long, and exhausting! This is the moment where I start gaining a pound or so a week. With that also comes the edema (swelling) of the feet, extra large belly, slowness if that's even a word, and being just plain uncomfortable all day and during the night. Sounds like fun, right? This is the most challenging part of the pregnancy. The finish line till you get to see your reward. As horrific as it sounds, its the best feeling and totally worth every stretch mark, swollen toe and finger and every pound gained when you finally get to hold the new addition. in my case, new additions! :D I'm trying to enjoy this last half seeing as it is my last pregnancy. It's a bit bittersweet. I am relieved it's the last time but also sad that I wont again ever have little babies in the household after these two. I hope it goes slow so I can enjoy newborns for the last time till I am a grandmother (NOT even a thought in my mind FOR A WHILE!!!!!!!!) or an aunt again!! ;)
-With that bit of jibber jabber, Here is my current belly:
Beautiful isn't it? I quit telling myself that I am huge because lord knows I hear it every day I leave the comfort of my home. No joke. It's unreal how many people will actually have the balls/guts to come up to me and actually say this " Oh my god honey, I feel so sorry for you. I hope you don't have too much longer to go." Yes, that was a real comment. Who says that? even better, who says they feel sorry for you when your pregnant? I always feel like turning around and decking somebody when they say things. SO, that's why I try to make it a point to tell myself I look beautiful. I avoid mirrors on my lower extremities and stop worrying that my shirt size is xl or that my feet are swollen and that I feel miserable. Because when it comes down to it, being pregnant is beautiful. Who cares what I feel like as long as I can give my babies everything in as well as out of the womb. Right?
with all that said lets skip ahead and finally talk about my symptoms and cravings
Lower back pain
On and off appetite changes
Hard time sleeping
Frequent urinating- more so than before
Oodles of noodles
-I have a feeling after fully listing my cravings that the "gain a pound a week" rule wont work for me. But I am eating everything in moderation and sadly I cant and have not been able to have a full hearty meal. There is no room!
About my boys:
I just had my baby shower yesterday. It was thrown by my sister. The turnout was not too bad. I always hate/stress about baby showers because i always have at least 3 people tell me they will be there, then flake out. Because of that, i was mega worried that I wouldn't get near to anything that I really truly needed. I was right. I had 7 ladies show up and about 5-6 ladies who flaked out when they rsvp'd. That hurt my feelings but regardless I was happy of the people who came to celebrate my boys with me. I got quite a few things but am still mega stressed because the main things I needed I actually didn't get. So money is a huge factor right now. By the way we are moving saturday. between paying bills and rent I am scared that we wont be able to afford the things for the boys. Somehow we will manage. Nestng just sucks.
Anyways so yes, just about 30 weeks and the boys are getting bigger by the day! They should measure at about 17 inches from head to toe and both weigh about 3 lbs now. Right around now they will start to turn head down and stay there (hopefully) until labor.It's getting pretty crampy in there and not a lot of room so I feel them roll more than kick and jab now and its hard to distinguish who is doing what. As long as they keep moving we are perfect. :D
In ending, I have an ultrasound/appointment on the 13th.After we move in, I will do a video showing the nursery and talk more in depth about the boys and such. Like I said, we move saturday. This means the internet will be gone friday and i can only use it on my phone till we set it up again :D Hope this entertains you until you hear from us again, thank you for following me on this journey!!!!