Wednesday, November 30, 2011

27 weeks

(Today's post is all about pregnancy. Feel free to click away if you don't want to read it. Hope to see you again soon.)


Total Weight Loss/Gain:  As of yesterday's OB appointment, I am up 9 lbs from the morning of our embryo transfer.  I think that's a little skewed because I had an afternoon appointment when I usually go in the morning, but I'll take it.

I saw an OB in the practice who had not seen me before, and ironically, he said "Wow, you've done a great job of controlling your weight gain; what's your secret?"  I said "I haven't been able to eat much" and went on to explain my 16 weeks of day-long nausea and 21 weeks of heartburn.  He seemed to think that the fact that I haven't gained much weight so far is a good thing, which was a little strange to hear.  (He did add that, since I'm having twins, I should probably be trying to gain weight now.)

Maternity Clothes: All maternity pants all the time now. I'm still able to wear a few of my own shirts, but not many.  I am finding my maternity shirts more comfortable, but MM observed that most of them may not fit for long either.

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. In addition to getting up 2-4 times a night to pee, I'm finding it increasingly difficult to fall asleep and find myself awakening briefly multiple times a night simply because I'm uncomfortable. I'm fortunate in that I'm generally able to fall back to sleep within a minute or two, and I hope that trend continues.

Movement: I'm feeling movement off and on throughout the day from both babies, and it's pretty cool. Both babies get the hiccups regularly, which is an odd sensation.  The babies have grown enough that I not only feel their kicks and hiccups but also can feel them moving around.  (With Twin B, I can see and feel his movement from outside even.)

Cravings/Aversions: Lots of smells still turn my stomach, but other than that, no real aversions. No cravings either.

Gender: We are (still) having two boys.

Symptoms: All the usual stuff, nothing new to mention.

What I miss: Sleeping through the night without interruption (it'll be a while before THAT makes a return to my life), having a normal energy level, eating what I want. 

What I look forward to: Meeting these babies (but I can wait until they're ready to come out).  Having the nursery set up.

Moods: Generally good.  I have felt a little down at times due to the difficulty of feeling subpar most of the time, but those moods are short-lived.  "Eyes on the prize"

Milestones: MM has now felt Twin A's kicks as well as Twin B's.  Though it's pretty funny how a lot of the time they kick right after he's removed his hand from my belly, almost as though they know he's trying to feel them and want to avoid being detected.

Medical concerns:  For the babies, none so far, thank goodness.  I did test positive for gestational diabetes, as I wrote about in my last post.

Sex?:  MM continues to feel weird about it.  Now it's to the point where he'd just rather not to do it.  Oh well.

Misc:  We are picking up our cribs this weekend, and the last of our nursery decorations arrived this week.  So we will be setting up the nursery this weekend.  MM especially is looking forward to this.  (He wanted to get it done by the end of November, so we are a little "behind schedule," but not terribly so.)

Oh, and after "not looking very pregnant" for a long time, the growth of The Belly has now taken off.  (I'm a little scared to think how it'll look in another couple of months.)  I had MM take some photos this past weekend and will post them when I have the motivation.  (You know, like those shower photos I promised a few weeks ago. . . . )

EDITED TO ADD:  I have a (very nice) coworker whose wife gave birth to their second child less than two weeks ago.  I ran into him in the hall today and asked him "So am I bigger now than your wife was the day she delivered?"  He gave The Belly a quick once-over and said "Yeah. . . but she kept her weight down and only gained 24 pounds."  LOL


  1. Great update! I can't wait to see some belly and nursery pics!

  2. woohoo!! Girl, amazing that with twins you have gained so little! As long as the dr said it's okay, then that's great. (even though I'm sure the reasons for it really sucked) Although I admit to not following as closely along with your pregnancy posts these past several months, I know that you understand...and now that I am pregnant AND with my numbers hinting at twins, I'm definitely keeping tabs on your pregnancy! LOL (I might know for sure this Friday)

  3. I'm so behind on my updates. I missed 26 and 27 and on Sat I'll be 28. TMI alert, my hemmorhoids are making me miserable. I'm sure you're glad I shared that! :)

    P.S. I passed my follow-up GD test. I'm happy about that but it was a very painful event. I had to fast for a total of 15 hours and hold down my vomit and try not to faint yesterday. Plus, the only place they can draw blood from me is my left hand - 4 times! At least I got good vamps this time. Last time it took 3 sticks to get one draw. WTF?

    So glad your medical concerns are otherwise doing so well!@

  4. @michelle, I noticed you are behind in posting and was hoping everything is OK with you. Glad to hear you passed the follow-up GD test, but that does not sound like a good day. To think I felt miserable from my 12-hour fast and four sticks (all in the same antecubital vein)!

  5. Can't wait to see belly pics and nursery pics! Doing the nursery will be so much fun...I'm suddenly obsessed with it!
    Glad all is going well...

  6. I am ready for an updated belly pic! How cool to feel so much movement from inside and the outside! I can't wait to see the nursery pics as well!


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