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30 weeks! 30!!!!

I have reached 30 weeks. Hallelujah! I am so happy to have reached this point and also very happy to see the light at the end of the tunnel with twin pregnancy! A twin pregnancy at 30 weeks is gestationally comparable to 40 weeks with a single baby. So things are starting to get very rough:

1. Sleeping through the night is a thing of the past, and boy do I miss it. At this point I fall asleep propped up on a ton of pillows. I can’t lay flat because I have horrible heartburn and it makes it worse. I can’t sleep on my back because that’s a big no no in pregnancy (not that it’s comfortable anyways) and if I sleep on my sides for too long the weight of my belly makes my hips ache. Oh and I also get up 1-3x a night to pee. But I guess it is all preparation for the lack of sleep I’m about to really endure right?

2. Work. Even with cut hours sitting in my chair at work  is difficult. Again, the weight of my belly (which is the size of a bowling ball) pulls on my hips. No Bueno. I am officially out on leave 1/20, so 3 more work weeks left! 

3. Swelling. I’ve been marginally lucky with swelling. I drink a Shit ton of water and that does help, but my rings are off. Christmas Eve was the last day I could do it. I miss them already. 

4. The damn glucose test. I passed the one hour at 21 weeks, but Dr Guile thought it was a good idea to re do the test as just a pre caution since it’s not usually done so early. I was nervous last week when he asked because…it’s Christmastime, damnit! Doesn’t he know how much sugar is around me right now? My office is flooded with cookies and candy and chocolate and so I panicked when he asked me to re do the test last week. And guess what? I failed it. By 7 points. I found out on Christmas Eve and thought I could cry. That meant I had to take the dreaded 3 hour glucose test, and if I failed that i would be diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. So upset and stressed all week, but today I sucked it up and went to do the test.

For those of you unfamiliar with how this test goes, let me tell you- it’s a fucking nightmare. You go in, they draw your blood. You then drink the syrupy glucose drink, and then they draw your blood once an hour for THREE hours straight. Oh and, you have to have been fasting for 8 hours before. Your not even allowed water while you sit there and wait. It’s awful. Luckily I was able to work from the waiting room and the time did go by quickly. I’ll find out the results tomorrow, and hopefully I’ll pass. 

Tomorrow I leave for San Diego for a friends wedding. My Dr gave me a note saying I was approved to fly, and since it is only a one hour flight, it shouldn’t be a big deal. I am under orders to not push myself and to rest when I can, and to stay hydrated at all times. Anything can happen at this point so it’s important to take good care of myself this weekend.

After this weekend we need to get the car seats installed, pack my hospital bag, finish the nursery and start interviewing pediatricians! I feel like I have so much to do and so little time to do it. I’m just looking forward to matt and I being home together to get everything ready! 

Anyways long post I know. I’ll post again after finding out my results of the 3 hour test (please wish me luck!) and post pics from the wedding! Happy New Year! ❤

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28 weeks

Hooray for 28 weeks! The beginning of the third (and final!) trimester! I am so happy to have made it this far. I must say, I am impressed with my body for being able to handle a twin pregnancy, it is a pretty amazing feat. When I first found out I was having twins, I didn’t think I would be able to do it, so to have made it this far feels pretty good!

The boys are growwwwing like weeds. We had our monthly appointment with our MFM last week, and each of the boys are 2.3 lbs each! So right now I have five pounds of baby in me. They are doing really well and I feel them constantly now. Zayden is much more active than Noah, and has been since I started feeling them. Last night he moved and it hurt so bad,I was able to feel a foot or a head or a something poking out on my side- that was insane! Haha!

Matt and I are slowly but surely getting the nursery together and things set up. We have both cribs, the dresser and glider all in the room. I am overwhelmed with the amount of clothes I need to wash and whether or not I need to wash everything! (do I have to pre wash burp rags and swaddles? Help!) We will soon be putting the stroller together, and getting my hospital bag ready. It is all coming so fast! I have about a month left of work before I go out on leave, and starting next week I will be working a modified schedule of 30 hours a week. My belly is starting to get really heavy and putting a lot of strain on my back and my hips. Sitting up in my chair for 8 hours a day is tough.

As uncomfortable as I am, I do enjoy being pregnant during Christmastime. It’s my favorite time of  year, and knowing that I’ll soon have a family makes it all the more special. My heart aches for the girls I still follow in the infertility community, waiting for their miracle babies. For the last four years, the holidays were always a really brutal time  for me. All over social media there are  pictures of kids on Santa’s lap, and Christmas cards pour in of families together. It is a really hard time of year to get through if you are struggling to get pregnant. As happy as I am to be pregnant finally, I’ll never forget what it was like to be in the trenches of infertility during the holidays. It makes me the most greatful for my situation now.

I have an appointment with my OB next week to discuss our birth plan, getting all the paperwork finalized for maternity leave, and getting final clearance to fly @ 30 weeks to San Diego for my best friends wedding New Years Eve! So the next few weeks are going to be very crazy! I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas!

xo

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