Wednesday, November 16, 2011

25 weeks

(Today's post will be all about pregnancy. If you don't feel like reading about that right now, I completely understand. Hope to see you again soon.)


Total Weight Loss/Gain: I have now gained 4 lbs from what I weighed the morning of my transfer.

Maternity Clothes: All maternity pants all the time now. I'm still able to wear my own shirts (though not all of them, obviously). I am going to have to start wearing maternity shirts soon, as my belly is getting pretty big.

Stretch marks: I've had stretch marks for years from growth spurts and weight gain. I don't have any new ones related to pregnancy yet.

Sleep: Just OK. Getting up to pee 2-4 times a night. If I allot at least nine hours for a night's sleep, I usually feel fairly rested for at least part of the day. I'd take a nap every afternoon if I could.  (I do try to at least lie down for an hour or so on the afternoons I'm in the office and not out at depositions.)

Movement: I'm feeling movement off and on throughout the day from both babies, and it's pretty cool.  I am feeling more movements in different places now, too.  Not sure if that's because the babies are changing position or because they are bigger and I can now feel other parts besides just legs kicking.  ?

Cravings/Aversions:  I was craving Dr. Pepper last week, but I think it was just because I haven't had one in ages (and won't permit myself one while pregnant, having sworn off all caffeine and high fructose corn syrup).  I still can't eat a lot of things I did pre-pregnancy, simply because they make my (ever-present) heartburn worse.  (Chocolate and other sweets are a prime example of this.)

Gender: We are having two boys.

Symptoms: Still heartburn some part of every day and lots of GI upset in general. I am still "gaggy" occasionally, but no waves of nausea since 22w1d, thank goodness. Occasional feeling of stretching across my abdomen or in my groin which has been more intense the past couple of days. (I suspect the babies are growing faster now.)  Nipples are still sore at times and look different from pre-pregnancy.

What I miss: Having a normal energy level. Being able to eat what I want.
What I look forward to: MM being able to feel the babies' movement (he's had a few "near miss" situations but hasn't felt them yet), meeting these babies.
Moods: Generally good.

Milestones: I had my shower and have ordered our nursery decorations.  ;-)
Medical concerns: Just this afternoon, I found out that my result on the one-hour glucose screening was elevated, so I have to go in first thing Monday morning for the three-hour screening to see if I have gestational diabetes.  Ugh.  With all my risk factors--family history of diabetes on both sides, overweight, over 40, and carrying twins--I should've seen this coming, but I'm not happy about it.
Also, my blood pressure was mildly elevated at Monday's OB appointment (134/82, I think).  My doctor said we would "keep an eye on it."  I start going in every two weeks for appointments now that I've passed 24 weeks, so they'll have plenty of opportunity to check it.

Oh, and I have a yeast infection.  Lovely.  The only symptom I had was a whitish discharge--no burning, itching, odor, etc.--so I'm glad I asked the OB to check.

Sex?: MM continues to feel weird about it.

Misc:  I talked with my OB at Monday's appointment about whether and when I would have to stop working.  She told me I won't have to stop working (barring complications) at all, but that she will likely advise at some future point that I cut my hours back to about half time.  I talked with my boss about it, and he was very understanding and willing to accommodate me.  We are already discussing shifting some of my workload to others in the office so that I am able to cut back.  Whew!


  1. Holy crap about the glucose screening. That 3-hour test sounds awful. I do my initial one on Friday; I don't have any risk factors other than the twins thing so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Major bummer about the yeast infection and BP!!! My peri wants me to start working from home starting at 28w. Not gonna be 100% but I'm going to start adding days at home soon. He gave me a handicap parking permit so at least I don't have much walking to do to get into the building. That was becoming a killer! Awesome about your boss. My boss is great, too. We are both lucky!

  2. So glad things are going so well for you too! I think both of us have been very blessed to have fairly easy twin! Let's cross fingers it continues through 38 weeks!!!


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