28 Wks. 1 Day! The 3rd Trimester Is Here!
12/30/2009:: Third Trimester..I MADE IT!!
28 Wk’s. 1 Day Preggola!
Sorry it’s been awhile again, I’m soo sleepy, and it’s not even 9 am yet. Plus, I have a cold…AGAIN, it never fails!! I won’t rehash on my stressed out post from last time, not right now, but still ongoing issues of course.
ANYHOW, I’m into the third trimester now, without a doubt, and feeling, welp I guess better then I assumed I would by this point, but the tiredness is creeping back in sadly. At least I’m fully mobile, that is a plus. I do have some awful back/butt sciatica pains going on, and some rib soreness as my uterus is all the way up, as high as it can possibly go (EEK), but aside from that and the increasing braxton hicks, all is surprisingly very well. Guess I always expected some kind of gloom and doom by this point, but have been pleasantly surprised, and noo stretch marks yet (knock on wood:).
After having babies b4, it’d be REALLY nice to avoid those, but it seems like a impossible to win that battle with twins, but we shall see. Anyhow, as of 27 weeks (my last ob appt), the bubs were growing perfectly well, and are big now. A week ago baby A was 2 lbs 7 oz and Baby B was 2 lbs. 3 oz, so that was nearly 5 lbs of baby in me then, I’d say closer to 5.5 or 5 3/4 pounds now, as I read a 1/2 lb a week each is common now *gulp*. Scary to think that with Mickey, I had only 6 lbs. 8 oz inside of me, which is just over a lb more…how freaky!! I have only ever had 7 lbs. 2.5 oz, so who knows what to expect, I am afraid my uterus might just POP, at that point, so I’m afraid of pre-term labor, always have been, but so far, so good, and cervix is tightly closed.
The Dr shocked me to pieces when he said at 27 weeks my uterus was measuring at 38 weeks! I was soo contented by having only measured 4 weeks ahead, saying, this isn’t so bad, even 5 maybe 6 ok, but how did it jump from 4 wk’s to 11 weeks so fast? And without a huge looking difference to go along with it? I can’t really argue it, because I don’t know if my uterus has ever felt this high, it usually would drop down a bit by now, in a singleton pregnancy, hence the rib pain, but I’m guessing now it’s at 40 weeks, and has nowhere to go but out, which scares me this soon. I thought I had more time to grow upwards. my pics don’t look huge, I blend in with the preggo’s with one still, With two idk how much further I may stretch. I’m like at 32 maybe 33 weeks in my photos from Mikayla. That gap just keeps widening though, and I hate that I compare but I do, I do.
Also I was up to 132 lbs at my last visit a week ago (a week and a day to be exact). I’m probably up a couple more at this rate. I don’t even have to try, my body just does it, I can’t imagine if I were pigging out like crazy, I’d be up 60 lbs by now, but for now, I’m up 20 lbs, which still seems like a lot, given that is what I gained in total with her, but again…twins on board, and I’m starting out small, so twenty isn’t bad, but ever increasing. The bubs are actually a lil big, so they are growing great, and the Dr is seeing me in 4 weeks instead of 2, like most twin moms, which he says is exceptional, And they keep telling me whatever I’m doing keep doing it, I’m textbook perfect, so I gotto take heart in that and try and relax a lil bit. I assumed tragedy would strike carrying two, after all the scary stuff I read early on, and none of that has happened. A pleasant surprise, and a lot of worry, thus far, for nothing. I wish I had been calmer, and enjoyed it more, It is just flying now.
I’m soo not eager for this to end, because I need this time badly, we are so unprepared for everything, and a lot more to buy and do first, yet, once I get more and more uncomfortable I know I’ll be begging for it all to end. Isn’t that how it always goes? Just sooner with twins, I am guessing. at least. I know now, I’m at a time where they would have like a 95% chance of survival and would likely do well if born now, but would spend a lot of time in the Nicu, which we do not want of course, but it’s just reassuring to know, that it’s not at that horrific time like 23 weeks, where it’d be soo touch and go, I mean still scary but each day they get stronger, bigger, and have better odds. Yeah!!
Anyhow, baby B decided to do a flipperuni, on me, and go footling breech. That may explain partially how the uterus height, measurement jumped up sooo quickly. They were both head down, which I was thanking God every day for, as I WANT a vaginal delivery sooo badly, but then she decided to go heads up, but luckily still time to move, I hope she has, or will very very soon, I’d hate to be cut after all I have gotten through against the odds with my others, two of which should have been sections, but somehow ended up not being.
I really pray God helps me along with that. many women do it, so I pray so hard I can be one of them. Go back down baby B, *smile*. Last visit they were lying head to toe, baby A head down, baby B breech, and legs extended. That would explain the awful stretching pains I got a couple days before that ultrasound. She must have been doing her flip then. Hubby almost called an ambulance it was so painful, but there was no other symptoms, so waiting it out a bit, proved to be the smart thing to do, I guess with twins, expect a lot of stretching pains, you never felt before, but they are apparently harmless, just scare the willies out of you is all. Nothing much going on on the name front. He’s still being very tight lipped, and I’m still on the same page with what I like. I’d really love for them to have names sooner then later…NOW, would be nice but he just hasn’t talked enough about it. I hope he comes thru soon, I want to bond further and plan, and shop accordingly.
My two top favs are Annaliese and Natalia. I gave up on Presley for his sake, but I also added a new one, but not sure how I feel about the whole ‘two first name thing’, I love the name Ella, but it’s just too common for my taste, but add a second lil name on, and you have a more unique name, where the child can still be called the shorter version, nickname, and use the full if she prefers. hyphen or no hyphen, idk either, but lemme run it by you, I doubt hubby will like it. Ella-Kate. I think it’s cute and purdy, but still on the fence about it. we shall see.
OPPS..one of the bubs has the hiccups. hard to keep track of who is who, but I almost always feel them in this spot so either one gets them all the time, or both have their bodies close enough for me to feel them both at the same spot. Who knows, but it’s such a wonder, and incredibly cute!! Ok, I have talked your ear off enough for now. Let me go and rest before the day begins.
PS- not sure if I updated on the repeat echo. They did find the spot on baby B’s heart again, that the perinatologist was soo sure multiple times had vanished, however because they see no heart problems or defects in either baby, and it’s not impeding function at all, and the chromosomes are all perfect and normal, there is absolutely no reason to stress about it, and it means NOTHING, essentially (THANK GOD). just wanted to post that in case, I forgot to, in my all too crazy busy, brain of mine.