Monday, January 20, 2014

35 Weeks

Well another week down and another week closer to meeting these babies. We got some major things done this week. Took the car to the fire station and made sure we had everything installed right. I'm so glad we did this, 80% of car seats aren't put in properly and although ours were in correct, they weren't quite tight enough so we got all that figured out. We have to keep our precious cargo safe :) Of course now that we have car seats in the car it makes it quite difficult to get Mav around. I tried to take him to daycare, got his very excited furry body to the car, realized he couldn't go in his spot, and had to think fast. SO I put him in the front seat.....he was not a fan. He couldn't lay down and didn't understand why he was there so he literally cried the whole drive to daycare. Oh buddy if you think that was the worse thing just you wait....poor little sweet boy has no idea how is life is changing!

We also got our daycare situation finalized which is a huge relief! I think the babies are going to be very happy with their daycare. It is fantastic, Ed and I are both thrilled they got in.

And lastly we had a level 2 ultrasound in the past week. It was great to see the babies for an hour! They estimate baby boy is 4# 13 oz and baby girl is 4# 7 oz. They said she has chubby cheeks and is very skinny like her mama. They thought he looks very long and lean like his daddy with heart shaped lips. Getting very excited to see these two little miracles! And now for pictures from this week......

Weeks along: 35 weeks

Trimester: THIRD!

Frequency of OB appointments: Weekly. This week we have our biophysical profile (ultrasound and stress test) at the hospital and then an OB appointment after

How I'm feeling: Ready for these babies! We have EVERYTHING done, lets get this show on the road!! From a physical standpoint I am miserable.......Dizziness and lightheadedness is getting worse, Ed will start driving me to and from work now so I'm not a danger to people on the road. Back pain is horrible.  Exhausted. Having Braxton Hicks contractions numerous times a day now. Swollen swollen swollen. The swelling is so bad in my feet, ankles, and legs it hurts to walk. I did get a prescription for some compression stockings which seem to help a little but if it keeps worsening its going to be a long 3 weeks!! 

Total Weight Gain:  38 pounds....gained 7 in the past week and sadly it is ALL water weight from how swollen I am :(

Babies are the size of: a large cantaloupe. Baby boy is estimated to be 4# 13 oz and baby girl is 4#7 oz! Perfect sizes for twins at this age

Movement: Lots of kicking and punching in this mama's belly. Also lots of contractions going on (still just Braxton Hicks I think)

Cravings:  Fruit, especially pineapple and strawberries

Sleep: Still sleeping without the need for extra pillows. Getting a good 10 hours a night...minus the bathroom breaks!

Wedding ring: On

Stretch marks: Nada!! 

Belly button: Innie! *But its a VERY tight innie!! 

Bedrest/Restrictions: No change at this point, still only can work 4 days a week and need to take it easy on weekends. Ed is going to start driving me to and from work because of the dizziness. We'll see how that goes! So sweet of him to do this. 

What I miss: Being comfortable! My cute normal clothes. Having ankles

Best part of the week:  Passing another stress test for the babies and knowing they are still healthy as can be

New Baby Gear:  Got our audio monitor and a lamp for the nursery for some dim lighting for overnight feeds. Also not new gear but we did get their daycare situation figured out! They got into the daycare we are in love with. The hours are fantastic, it is SO clean, I heard good things from other people that take their kids there, it is VERY structured and they start an education program very early on. I am still amazed they got in as we were on a wait list and expecting January 2015. Also saves us from searching for a nanny which was looking to be quite the task!

What I'm looking forward to this week: Knocking out another week and getting that much closer to meeting our babies! 

Whats left to do before twins comePick names (well little boy has a name! baby girl is down to 3 name options!). Pamper myself ;) Enjoy the last few nights of sleeping through the night and the last few weekends sleeping in! Spoil Maverick rotten!! 

Until next week....keep cooking twinkies!!! :)

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