No belly or ultrasound pics this week, so here’s a snippet of the nursery instead.
Another milestone accomplished!
When I found out about my shortened cervix at 28 weeks, the nurse told me to try to keep the babies cooking for at least another month (as if it’s really up to me… pfft). But here I am, at 32 weeks & 1 day and still growing my lil’ rosebuds.
My MIL took me to my 32-week specialist appointment on Monday and all looked well. I had my first non-stress test (NST), where they monitor their heartbeats to make sure they rise with movement and fall when they’re at rest. The results were great and I was told that I have “very active babies”. (Which means I’m going to be one tired mamma once they arrive.)
Baby A is a little behind her sister, weighing 3 lbs 3 oz. Baby B is a hefty 3 lb 15 oz. This is the first time their weights have been so different, which makes me kind of nervous, but the doctor didn’t seem too worried, so hopefully it’s not a big deal. They’re both doing “practice breathing”, which was great news! I’m hoping to avoid NICU at all costs!
Sadly, both babies were facing my back during the ultrasound, so we didn’t get to see their little faces at all. I’ll be going to the specialist every week now, so hopefully they decide to turn around by my next appointment. The back’s of their heads are great & all, but not quite as cute as their faces.
Ok… “Official” bumpdate time:
How far along? 32 weeks and 1 day.
Weight gain/loss: I’m up to 164! I was shocked when the nurse announced that number. I mean, I’m happy that the babies are growing, but it’s still crazy to hear such a high number — and to be okay with it. (Well, as long as I can lose it once they’re here!)
Feeling: HOT! This recent heatwave has been brutal. 90′s & humid. Yuck! Summer is my least favorite season, so I was dreading being so big during these scorching months. Also, I think I’m starting to get slightly swollen feet. Oh, and stretch marks are finally starting to make themselves known on my belly. Not a fan.
Maternity clothes? Still wear the same 2 dresses when I’m allowed to leave the house. I really don’t mind though… Why spend a lot of money on maternity clothes that I’m only going to use for a couple months? Sure, my doctors might have pools going every week to see if I’m going to wear my striped dress or my flowered dress, but what can ya do…
Sleep: Sleep? What’s that? A slim sheep?
Food cravings: Nothing lately. I just miss going out to eat. And I really want Thai food.
Movement? Still a lot. A is still kicking away at my cervix/intestines. B’s head is pushing on my bladder, so that’s fun.
What I miss? Honestly, lately I really miss sex. A lot. Yeah, I said it. I MISS THE CRAP OUT OF SEX. It’s been off-limits since getting put on bedrest & god knows when I’ll be able to partake in it after the babies arrive. Ugh! I apologize to any family members who are now totally creeped/grossed out.
What I’m looking forward to: See above? haha