|Maybe one day I'll take a picture somewhere other than our bathroom! haha This picture is blurry and makes my belly look smaller than it is! ;)|
Weeks: 34 weeks whew! The babies lungs are much more developed now, and they could make their appearance with a little less fear of problems. I had a round of steroid shots last week to help in lung development if they do have to come early.
Size of Babies:We go back to the Maternal-Fetal Specialist Thursday, so we will have a better idea then. Hopefully they are well over 3 lbs!
Weight Gain - It's started to slow a bit...I get anxious thinking about how in the world I'm going to get this amount of weight off. I'm not overindulging, eating balanced, and trying to stay as "active" as I can. These days I have to often remind myself that it isn't about me, but instead about helping two babies grow. Sometimes a hard reality when as women we put so much pressure on ourselves.
Maternity Clothes - Yes! I'm down to rotating very similar outfits. I'm ready to have pants that I have to button! ;)
Stretch Marks - I know I have more growing to go, but I'm going to contribute my lack of stretch marks to this:
I have applied Mustela lotion religiously from the beginning. It's not cheap, but has helped me feel like I'm doing something to prevent stretch marks. I know that people say it has nothing to do with lotion, but more about genetics...I have the genetics to have stretch marks...I'm sticking with the lotion being a life saver! :)
Best Moments of the Week -
|Now can you tell how big the belly is?!?!|
I've been going twice a week to my OB for non-stress tests to monitor the twins. It has been such a relief to go in regularly, hear their heartbeats, and be reassured everything is okay. There is no better sound than to hear two, loud, fast heartbeats!
Miss Anything -Being active. It's just harder and harder to get around!
Cravings: I made chocolate-chip pumpkin bread this week! I don't know if it was due more to cooler weather/fall or pregnancy.
Movements -I feel them more frequently, but not as many crazy kicks. Their legs are in the same spot right under my ribs! Fun! ;)
Symptoms - This past week is the first time when I felt like I'm REALLY pregnant. My feet and hands get swollen, I get out of breath easily, can't bend over, can't sit comfortably, can't sleep well...But I'm SO thankful I've made it this long without feeling many symptoms!
Mood - So ready to meet Katherine and Madeline! I want them to come safely and be healthy, yet I'm ready for this to come to an end! ;) Matt and I were talking about what they will look like, which gets me more and more excited.
What I'm looking forward to: Our appointment Thursday with the specialist. Praying everything is progressing well.