The good news is it is finallllly February! My boys will be born soon, and if all goes as planned, in roughly 3 weeks!
35 weeks with twins is no freakin’ joke, but I am hanging in there! The swelling has subsided (I credit the Epsom salt baths, staying crazy hydrated and keeping my feet up constantly) but I’m still feeling the effects of carrying around this 40 pound bowling ball. My back kills if I stand for too long. Yesterday I went walking around Home Goods, and by the time I left I looked like the Hunchback of Notre Dame!
NSTs continue to go great, and the boys pass quickly. Tomorrow we have one in the morning and I get to meet a lactation consultant who specializes in multiples. It’s part of the “moms of multiples” (MoMs) program that my hospital offers. I’m pretty excited because I have no idea how I am going to breastfeed twins, and can use any tips or tricks!
We also start seeing Dr Guile (my OB) weekly until our c section. He was extremely optimistic yesterday on how everything is going thus far: normal blood pressure, boys are passing NSTs, low swelling, and I haven’t gained too much weight. We have a very good chance of making it to the 23rd!
Matt is taking his leave (he gets paid paternity leave with me through his job, so we will be home together! Woohoo!) starting Friday and that will also be so great because he has been wonderful cleaning/organizing for the boys’ arrival. We still have some projects left to do but not too many!
It’s hard to believe that the boys could come at anytime. I am going to try my hardest to keep them baking because I really want to make it to at least 37 weeks (when twins become full term) I read that for every day they stay inside, is three days less in the NICU. Please send us all your positive thoughts that we make it 22 days!