How Far Along: 27 Weeks
Total Weight Gain: 35 lbs
Sleep: Some days it's ok, some days it's not. Pretty uncomfortable, even with pillows wedged everywhere.
Best Moment This Week: Seeing our babies at our MFM appointment!
Movement: Very active!
Food Craving: Milk, cereal, grape juice
What I Miss: Being comfortable.
What I'm looking Forward to: My 1st baby shower on April 17.
Weekly Wisdom: Take it easy because growing a baby is hard work!
Symptoms: Backaches, crying for no reason, fingers and feet swelling at times, uncomfortable, feeling like I have a bowling ball instead of a belly.
Mike and I had our MFM appointment (Maternal Fetal Medicine) this past week, and we were excited to see our babies again. My shy baby, Baby A, was more cooperative this time around, so we got to see more of her and Baby B spent most of her time facing my spine, so we didn't really get any good shots of her. However, we were told that both girls are measuring big! Baby A is 3 lbs and Baby B is 2 lbs. 12 oz. If they continue to grow at this rate, and I deliver at 38 weeks, they both will be over 8lbs. Holy cow! The doctor asked me if I had had my glucose tested, and I told her that I had a couple weeks ago and it was fine. Apparently, I just know how to grow some big babies! That makes me happy (although physically uncomfortable)! That could also explain why strangers think I am ready to deliver anyday. Baby A is head down, and Baby B is still breech. But they reassured me that there is still plenty of time for Baby B to move.
I am also slowly learning that even simple tasks like running to the grocery store for a few things is getting harder. I need to give in and ask for help. I don't want to ask for help. I don't want to have to depend on other people to help me do things that should be so easy. It's hard for me to admit that I can't do the things that I used to do. I'm starting to feel like I should just stay in bed all day since I can't do much else anyway. I know this is a temporary feeling and it's going to be an adjustment, but IT'S HARD TO ADJUST. At the end of the day though, I know it's the best thing for my babies to take it easy. I want what's best for them even if it means that I do stay in bed all day. It will all be worth it.