Written Friday, June 7, 2013
How Big are the Babies?
My sources say the babies are as big as eggplants this week, measuring about 15 inches, head to heel, and weighing 2 1/4 pounds.
How I’m Changing
Another week, another pair of active baby girls! Oh, and Thursday and Friday (today), I pushed on a couple spots on my belly and I could distinctly feel a body; Thursday was baby A’s leg or foot (based on the position she was in at my ultrasound Monday) and Friday was baby B’s back or bottom.
Also this week, I noticed Braxton Hicks contractions. I feel a sudden tightening of my insides, usually accompanied by a rock-hard belly to the touch and the urge to use the restroom, then a release.
New today, in addition to the usual soreness and fatigue (due in part to pregnancy and in part to scrambling around the house cleaning and packing), I think pregnancy-related carpal tunnel syndrome has set in. I felt some tingling/numbness – the same feeling as, your foot “waking up” after falling asleep – in my right hand and wrist.
How I’m Feeling/What I’m Thinking
I’m honestly feeling really great!
We had our latest ultrasound and prenatal appointment Monday and learned the girls are 2 pounds, 3 ounces apiece and now in the 50th percentile for growth and I am measuring at 32 weeks.
The doctor said, since I look and feel so well, he doesn’t mind if we don’t see him again until our next ultrasound in four weeks. Yippee!
I had my 1-hour glucose test Tuesday and learned today that I passed (Whew!), although I had elevated white blood cells and low red blood cells (Don’t know what that means…).
Weight gained (to date): 29 lbs.
Workouts: Five!– 1.3-mile walk, 10 min. barre arms workout, 2-mile walk (with a pit stop for ice cream), 45 min. prenatal workout, hours walking around Madison
Food aversions: Still none.
Food cravings: Doughnuts. Jimmy John’s.
Maternity items purchased: None.
purchasedreceived: Several onesies and two pairs of early-walker shoes, handed down from my old friend, Andrea, who also is a mom of twin girls. Also, a shower gift from my brother, Kyle, came in the mail.
(New) house projects tackled: Exterior front door frame painted and exterior back patio door frame painted.
(Current) house projects tackled: Basement carpet shampooed, artwork taken down, downstairs bathroom packed up and dining room chairs cleaned.
Boxes packed: At least a half-dozen.
Days off: One – spent in Madison bumming State Street, eating dinner at The Old Fashioned (where I enjoyed a no-booze old fashioned) and seeing “Wicked” at the Overture Center.
Next prenatal appointment: Monday, July 1, 31 1/2 weeks.