Tuesday, August 27, 2013
36 weeks. . . and still pregnant!
My mom got here this past week, and she has been a tremendous help already. It is so nice to get to visit with her and enjoy her company for a little while without the chaos of having twins around too. She will be here till September 11th, so the little ones better show up before then!
I had a doctor's appointment today, and everything still looks great. My cervix is still 80-90% effaced, and I am now dilated about 1.5 cm. I have gained about 33 lbs. so far. Babies are still growing well. Baby A is 6 lb. 5 oz. Baby B is 5 lb. 12 oz. I will have my cerclage removed next week, so I am hoping that if they haven't come by then, that the cerclage removal will help get things going.
I am feeling uncomfortable almost all the time. It hurts to sit too long or stand too long. I am not sure how my feet could possibly be more swollen. By the end of the day, I feel like I am walking on balloons that are about to pop. I still have a hard time sleeping, and wake up usually every hour or two. Some nights, I have to come sit on the couch and be completely upright in order to be comfortable. I can't sleep in a recliner because even that is really painful. I usually just sit there and then realize I have fallen asleep still mostly sitting up and then try to go lay back down in bed to see if that will be comfortable again or maybe I will just be too tired to notice my discomfort laying down. For whatever reason, my joints get really stiff and painful at night, so when I get up, my hips literally have to "pop" back into socket before I can walk or turn over or anything. When they pop back into place it is really painful. Ryan said he woke up one morning and watched me as I tried to turn over in a half asleep state. He said it took me about a minute and a half to just turn over and that I was making faces and noises of pain that he hadn't seen since I was in labor with Sally! Ha!
It sounds like I am complaining a lot, but this is just the reality of my daily life! I really am so thankful that my mom is here because during the day, when normally I would be solely responsible for the girls, she is making it possible for me to take naps and just rest in general when I need to as well as get some "nesting" tasks done.
The next post I do will hopefully be when the babies are born! Hard to believe! If I am still pregnant at 39 weeks, I will do one more post like this. I sure hope I don't have to though :)