Wednesday, January 4, 2012

32 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 18 lbs from what I weighed the morning of our embryo transfer. (I lost 9 lbs in the first trimester and have regained it plus 18. . . so, in a way, a total gain of 27 lbs.)

Maternity Clothes: All maternity all the time now. Even some of my maternity shirts are 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).  I take a nap in the afternoons when I can.

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.  I have been "craving" coffee and soda, but I think it's mainly because I can't have them.  (I suppose I *could* drink caffeine at this point in my pregnancy, but having avoided it this long, I figure the best thing for the boys is to be born having never been exposed to it.)

Gender: We are (still) having two boys.

Symptoms: Same, no real changes. Daily has helped, but not cured, my heartburn. I've started having some pain in both hips (probably from lying on my left side so much). I've had some intermittent sharp pains in my groin which my OB thinks are round ligament pains.

As of this past weekend, I have started having more Braxton-Hicks contractions.  I used to only get them if my bladder was full or if I walked a (relatively) longer distance.  Now I get them randomly throughout the day and night also.  They go away fairly quickly, especially if I lie on my left side and drink extra water.

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.  Being able to put on my own socks!

Moods: Good.

Milestones: I've now made it to 32 weeks!  Whew!  My next milestone will be 36 weeks; I hope I make it that far.

Medical concerns: I am still managing my gestational diabetes with a small dose of an oral medication at bedtime and diet. My blood pressure and everything else appear to be normal so far.  Starting after my next OB appointment next week, I will be having twice weekly NSTs; I hope they go well.

Sex?: Nah.

Misc:  My mother is in town now (though not staying at our house) and planning to stay until the babies are born.

I continue to be exceptionally tired, almost back to the level of fatigue I had during the first trimester.  I keep reminding myself that I've gotten this far and that I can tough it out for the next 4-6 weeks.  (My OB has said that the latest I will deliver is 38 weeks, although I may deliver as early as 36 weeks.)

Trying to finish up a few small projects at work so that everything is an OK position for when I start my leave (which, let's face it, may be before my delivery date if I continue to get huge and am this tired and uncomfortable).


  1. Holy smokes S!!! Seriously? 32 weeks?!! Awesome! Happy New Year to you...

  2. It's got to be pretty uncomfortable with 2 at this point- but hang in there, you are doing great and are almost there!!! :)

  3. You can do it! Hang in there for a few more weeks. I can only imagine how uncomfortable you are, try to take it easy.

  4. Congratulations on reaching the 32-week mark! I know you are *double-full* but I remember my hips hurting late in my pregnancy too, when I was laying in bed. The uncomfortable symptoms increase toward the end of pregnancy - I think it's God's way of making us VERY ready to be done with pregnancy and get on with caring for babies!

    I wonder whether you've tried taking any video of your belly while the boys are moving? I took some short video clips that show bumping and rolling movements and hiccups, and I really treasure those little snippets.

    Just a few more weeks. You're doing great!

  5. Glad all is going well although I'm sorry you are so uncomfortable. You're getting so close!


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