Sunday, July 28, 2013
Whoa Baby! 32 weeks!
I have been feeling more and more uncomfortable, mostly because of digestive/stomach issues. I already have IBS, and so being this pregnant plus being unable to engage in vigorous physical activity kind of exacerbates all of those issues. I am not really sleeping well. Getting up to empty my bladder every 2 hrs or so plus stomach issues keep me awake a lot. When I am not having these issues though, I feel pretty good. I am just pretty slow getting around. I was walking into the grocery store the other day, and a man looked at me sympathetically and asked, "How are you doing today?" I think he could tell I was having trouble just making it across the parking lot. I am imagining that the next few weeks for me will hold fewer and fewer outings and activities.
As far as doctor appointments, things are still going well. I found out I do NOT have gestational diabetes! Praise the Lord! My last appointment was at 30 weeks, and I got to see the babies on a sonogram. They were both still head down (which explains why I feel most movement on my upper left side--all four feet are there!). Baby A weighed 3 lb. 6 oz. and Baby B weighed 3 lb. 2 oz. They are in the 37th and 43rd percentiles for weight, so they are pretty normal size. My doctor said my cervix is starting to thin a little because one baby's head is right on it, but the cerclage is holding it all together well still. He didn't seem too concerned. I have another appointment in a week, and then after that, I will see him every week AND have a sonogram every week.
It is funny how differently you approach pregnancy and getting ready for baby after you have had one (or more!) already. There are still some things we need to buy (most importantly, a carseat! so we can take both babies home!) and we still haven't really figured out the whole sleeping situation and when we will transition the babies to a bedroom and have the older girls share a room. We still need a second crib (maybe?) I still haven't bought more cloth diapers. I haven't gone through any of the baby stuff/breast pump stuff to wash it and see what we might need more of. Basically, I haven't done anything! And the babies really could come any time now. But I am not too stressed out about it. Honestly, I have been more concerned about getting our household projects and garage sale preparation completed than anything. And then taking care of Sally and Sophie all day kind of gets in the way of any organizing/preparing for the babies. We did have some very nice things lent to us from a friend who has 9 month old twins, which I am SO thankful for. It will all come together when it needs to, I am sure.
If you think to pray for us, pray that the babies and I will continue to be healthy and that the babies will go full term. Also, pray for our financial situation as we sort out how to pay for all our insurance deductibles.