Wednesday, May 17, 2017

34 Weeks Pregnant TWIN Update

34 Weeks Pregnant Twin Update:

(maternity shoot, at 31 weeks)

Weeks Pregnant: 34 !!

Gender: Twin boys! Fraternal most likely (di di twins)

Weight gain: holy smokes, I have gained and gained with this pregnancy, I expected to be around 35-45 minimum at the end of this since I was lower on the chart to start but my other two pregnancies I gained 21 and 26 lb. I'm already at 33 lb gained! My body is doing exactly what it needs for these babies and I'm so grateful. Well see where we end up, I usually slow down at the end for some reason.  I haven't worked out this pregnancy like I did with my last 2 so I'm sure that makes a tiny difference too.

Feeling: feeling so great still, I mean I have the expected uncomfortable lower back ache at night and I get winded sometimes, but for carrying twins and having two amniotic sacs, two placentas and 2 babies that are close to 5 lbs each I think life could be a lot harder than it has been. I'm just so grateful I'm still feeling like myself and able to keep up with my normal life and my kiddos. Honestly God has blessed us with an easy healthy complication free twin pregnancy. For being high risk and all the problems that can arise with twin pregnancies we are just so grateful and maybe that makes things easier too! Can't believe we will be meeting these babies in 2-3 weeks!!! This has flown by!

Movement: still feeling them tons, my stomach feels so tight and I can literally feel their bodies poking out, clearly they are running out of room. Baby A doesn't move as much as baby B, and he's in a frank breech position bent in half so that could be why. Baby B is head down. Praying baby A decides to follow, although we are running out of room and time for him to flip, it becomes statistically less likely after 34 weeks for twins, but I'm holding onto hope so we can still try for vaginal delivery ( Please Lord).

Symptoms: lightning crotch here and there, little cramping every now and then especially when on my feet a long time, Braxton hicks non stop all day (normal  for my pregnancies), low back ache at night, little numbness under my right boob right where my rib cage is (have had that every pregnancy at the end), that's pretty much it! Feeling normal!

Labor signs: cramping and Braxton hicks. But haven't been checked for dilation or anything. My last cervix check was via vaginal ultrasound at 30 weeks and my cervix was still doing awesome measuring 4cm long and just how they wanted to see it. Dr actually joked I would make it to 39 weeks (which they don't even allow twins to go to).

(31 weeks pregnant bump shot) 

(31 weeks beach fun with my girly)
(sprinkled with love by all of my closest friends and family, ladies only night)
(Last family of 4 getaway to palm springs at 33.5 weeks pregnant)

(33 weeks bump shot)

They'll be here before we know it! I'll try to update in a week if i find the time! 


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Twin Boys Pregnancy Update

Twin update:
First of all, I'm typing this on my iPhone because we just moved and I don't have my computer set up.  Excuse the typos or if the photos appear out of place.

Weeks Pregnant: 27!

Gender: BOY twins!

Symptoms update: I feel pretty good other than being sick with a cold right now. I started to get really achey in my pelvic bone region and hips, I think this is due to the hormone relaxin that relaxes all of our ligaments while pregnant. It hurts mainly when I'm getting dressed, rolling over in bed, and when I first get up after sitting or laying down. I just started getting winded and exhausted again about a week ago, third trimester has finally hit, like straight out of the blue im suddenly pooped!   My cervix is long and doing great handling the twin pregnancy, my high risk dr said she thinks I'll make it to term and said my "body carries babies well and my cervix is better than long" whatever that means! My lower back hurts and moving hasn't helped that situation but that's totally normal for me in pregnancy with all of my kiddos.

Movement: all the time, its non stop with 2 in there. I never had pain from movement(I.e rib kicks) while pregnant with  my other babies but everyone is telling me it's coming with 2 in there at once.

Excited for: oh goodness I don't even know, I'm getting more nervous now the closer we get to them actually being here. I think my head is trying to understand the reality of two newborns coming at once. I'm excited for decorating their nursery now that we've moved. And it feels good now that I can start doing things for the babies and checking things off our list like buying a mini van last week.

Labor signs: none

Exercise: nope. I tried once at 16 weeks when my nausea was gone. Then again once around 21 weeks and once in Hawaii on vacation at 23 weeks. But now that I'm in the third trimester my goal is rest and keeping them cooking for as long as possible. Totally different than my other two pregnancies where I was active throughout.

Weight gain: I haven't had a scale in a month and a half to weigh myself on because it was packed away. But before then I was already up 20 lb.  Dr wanted 20 lb by 20 weeks and 24 lb by 24 weeks to reduce the risk of preterm birth for twins. I think I accomplished that goal for sure. Which is so crazy because I only gained 21 with cash and 26 with Layla's pregnancy. But 2 babies, 2 sacs and 2 placentas weigh a lot.

I'm excited to do a post on twins must haves so stay tuned for that!!


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Gender Reveal: TWIN BOYS!

Gender Reveal: TWIN BOYS!

Last month we had a small little gender reveal get together with our families and a couple friends, we couldnt wait to find out who these 2 little people are! Twin boys! I can hardly believe it still! I thought for sure they were boy girl or girl girl, but im always usually off with my guesses. So its official, we have 3 boys and a little girl. This is our crew, our forever family, i've always wondered how many kids we'd have, who they'd be and who would complete our family. Its crazy to think come June we'll have the answer to all of those questions. Now if we could just know for certain if they are identical or fraternal?! Dr says most likely fraternal but theres a small chance for identical twins still even though they have their own sacs and placentas.  Now on to the name game, it is soooo tough coming up with TWO boy names we love when we've already used our boy name for Cash.  Send help..