Yup, I’m still pregnant! Honestly, I can’t believe I even made it this far, which is good for the babies because as we know, the longer they stay in, the better! And, I’m happy to report that all is going really well. The babies and I got a clean bill of health last week at my doctor’s appointment and ultrasound. The little guy is weighing in at 4 lbs 15 oz and she is weighing in at 5 lbs 5 oz, which is perfect for 36 weeks. However, it turns out that I’ll likely be needing a c-section. While the little guy is in a head down position, she is currently breeched and blocking the birth canal. It’s highly unlikely that she would move at this point because of the lack of room. The plan is to allow my body to go into labor naturally, but delivery will be through a c-section. If my body doesn’t go into labor on its own, then a c-section will be scheduled no later than 38 weeks. Waiting is the hardest part!!!!
Stretch marks? A few small ones on the underside of my belly, but overall, I think my skin did pretty well for all the extra weight I’m carrying.
Sleep? Actually, not too bad this week; although, I hope I didn’t just jinx myself!
Best moment this week? My ultrasound! I love being able to see the babies, hear their heart beats and most of all, finding out that they’re growing and measuring as they should!
Miss anything? Moving around easily. Right now I feel like a beached whale. Other than doing a few things around the house from time to time, I’ve mostly been staying on the couch. I’m just so uncomfortable!
Movement? Yup, still moving like crazy!
Food Cravings? No.
Anything making you queasy or sick? Not anything specific, but my stomach and appetite hasn’t been all that great lately. I have to eat small meals throughout the day (not much room in there!) and when I do eat, the food tends to make me either nauseous, give me a sour stomach or I get heartburn. No fun!
Genders? A BOY and a GIRL!
Labor Signs? I’ve still been experiencing some period-like cramping (with some more intense spurts) and lower back pain. I brought it up to my doctor again at my last appointment and she’s not at all concerned. She said my body is getting ready for labor.
Symptoms? The same as last week - lots of swelling in my hands, feet, ankles and legs (some days are worse than others), generally uncomfortable, a very heavy feeling in my stomach, hot flashes, exhausted and LOTS of trips to the bathroom.
Belly Button – in or out? Out!
Wedding Rings – on or off? They’re still off. I haven’t even tried putting them on at this point.
Happy or Moody? Happy!
Looking Forward To? Meeting our new little additions! Any day now! :-)
If you were pregnant, did you have a c-section or natural birth?