(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 gained 12 lbs from what I weighed the morning of our embryo transfer. (Really, I lost 9 lbs in the first trimester and have regained it plus 12. . . so a total gain of 21 lbs.)
Maternity Clothes: All maternity all the time now. Even some of my maternity shirts are getting snug.
Stretch marks: No new ones related to pregnancy.
Sleep: OK. Getting up to pee almost hourly all night. Ugh. I am pretty tired most of the time and have permanent bags/circles under my eyes (which I doubt will be going away any time soon).
Movement: Both twins are active most of the time now. Twin A's movements continue to feel uncomfortable, as it usually feels like he is kneeing me in the bladder or behind my pubic bone. He is very low down there. Twin B's movements are often visible from the outside. (Twin A's might be, too, but I can no longer see that part of my belly, LOL.)
Cravings/Aversions: Still some smell aversions, no real cravings.
Gender: We are (still) having two boys.
Symptoms: Same, no real changes. Daily Pri.los.ec has helped, but not cured, my heartburn. I've started having some pain in my right hip (probably from lying on my left side so much), and I have lots of pulling sensations across my abdomen.
What I miss: Being able to take a nice, deep breath. Getting up from a seated position without having to use my arms to push myself up! Being able to see my feet when I look down, being able to put on socks without assistance or pain.
What I look forward to: Meeting the babies (when they're ready), being able to eat and breathe normally again post-delivery.
Milestones: None. Counting the days until 32 weeks!
Medical concerns: I am managing my gestational diabetes with a small dose of an oral medication at bedtime and diet. So far, the babies appear to be healthy. They'll have their next growth scan on 12/28.
Misc: Apart from making sure our car seats are properly installed and laundering the babies' clothes/blankets/sheets/etc., we believe that we have everything prepared for their arrival. It was MM's goal to have this done by the end of November, so by his standards we are a little behind schedule. . . . but I think having all this done by 30 weeks is pretty darn good. Especially considering that the boys won't actually be coming to our house for at least another 6-8 weeks.
The Belly continues to grow, drawing the attention of acquaintances and strangers alike. I've had several "when is your due date again?" comments, implying that I *must* be getting close. One of the partners I work for pointed at The Belly this week and laughed (I didn't take offense; he's single & childless, so what does he know?)
They say that with twins you measure about six weeks ahead of where you would be with a singleton pregnancy, so it makes sense. . . I do look "full term." Yeah, I'm big. It seems to me that The Belly has started to grow out to the sides a bit instead of just growing out/forward.
Here's a photo of The Belly taken a couple of days ago, so you can judge for yourself.