Thursday, June 28, 2012

Oh how it flowed.....

So yesterday I out right peed my pants.......not just sneeze a little leaks out but full on ran down my leg event.  Thank goodness I was at home.  I know it was inevitable carrying this much weight on my bladder but surprising nonetheless.  No more panty liners, I now need to move over to full on pads :P

Monday, June 25, 2012

Bed rest is imminent......

So Sunday we went and bought groceries and I had my first real experience of my own limitations.  I had hoped that this day would in fact never actually come but it seems to have arrived anyway.  But after buying groceries and coming home I could barely make it back up the stairs.  It took a herculean effort to actually get up both flights and the remainder of the day was spent with me having to lay down.  So we have asked Mom to come earlier than her scheduled day and she will be getting here on the 1st of July.  I am not on
official bed rest yet but after the episode on Friday night and how bad just the short outing hit me Sunday I would say after my next appointment on the 3rd it would be official.  Maybe not bed rest but definitely on limiting my activities.  I am still able to do most of the household chores and only some things cause me pain. I have to take frequent breaks already and until now the only things I really couldnt do was take the dogs down to the bathroom and clean the tub.  The only thing I really didnt want to do was iron because it makes my back hurt from standing for so long.  But I have noticed its harder on me to just do the light housework I am able to do and God help me if I have to bend over.  Even sitting up for longer than an hour to hour and half has gotten painful.  But I guess it is to be expected when carrying twins.  Steve actually noticed last night (although its been like this for a while now) that when I sit up right and cant semi recline that I have to spread my legs wide to make room for my stomach because it touches the seat.  He was like "OMG I cant even see your pants!!!!"  Yep love you too Steve :)

Friday night adventures

So Friday night I told Steve I was worried that I havent felt Adaleigh move as much as she normally does during the day and that I was going to call the doctor and see what they said.  She has shifted further down and it has gotten harder to distinguish between their movements at times.  Of course they sent me to the hospital but the funny thing is apparently the "rolling over movements" I have been attributing to her were in fact contractions. So for the past month anytime I thought she was rolling over I was actually having
contractions.  I would have never guessed that was what it was and the nurse was in the middle of setting up monitors on me and doing stuff and says "Oh you're having a contraction".  Imagine my surprise.  I continued to have them at irregular intervals the entire hospital visit but I dont normally get them as often as I was that night.  I think the fact that they had me laying on my back was actually causing  more of them that usual.  It drives me crazy they tell you dont lay on your back when pregnant and the first thing they do is put you on your back at the hospital which for me is a VERY uncomfortable position.  They kept me for several hours to make sure the contractions did not become time-able and that I was not dilating any further (first doctor said I was at 1cm but the second said it was not a true 1 cm dilation because only the outer cervix opening was 1cm not the inner opening)  They never truly figured out what was causing the contractions and since I have been having them for so long the nurse said it just looked like an irritable uterus.  I looked this up and the way the contractions this causes are describes sounds exactly like what I am feeling.  "Wave-like" contractions are from an irritable uterus,this is part of the reason I would have never thought they were actual contractions since real contractions harden the entire uterus at once and these feel like someone squeezing the uterus from top to bottom and hardening in only about 3-4 inch area at a time.  From what I read doctors dont know what causes it and women seem to be able to figure out what triggers it for them and I think laying on my back may be a trigger for me (when they allowed me to sit on the side of the bed the contractions tapered off) but sitting, standing, walking, lifting, sex, exercising, constipation, full bladder. ect. the list went on and on of things other women have found triggers theirs.  So when I see the doctor on July 3rd I imagine we will be talking more about this in depth.

Friday, June 22, 2012

The twins joined facebook

I still refuse to have a facebook page myself but decided to make one for the twins for anyone who doesnt want to visit the blog for updates and pics.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The ever expanding

So I am huge!  My doctor appointment on Friday measured me at 41 cm which is full term so that tells you how much larger I shall get over the next 7-11 weeks.  I am getting more nervous as the days pass but it has less to do with giving birth as it does the 5 week period I have of "any day now".  Twins are considered full term between 35-37 weeks, 36 weeks would put me due on August 10th but its also not unheard of for twins to go the full 40 weeks either, as long as the mother is in good health the doctor wont induce.  At least regular pregnancies only have a 2 week period of "any day now" I feel like the waiting is the worst part or maybe the sciatic pain :P  I havent decided for sure yet.  Brasker has settled down nicely on mine and I can only stay in the upright sitting position for about an hour at a time before it hurts too badly.

27 weeks (12 days ago)

28 weeks (today)

just in those few short days I have managed to get a good deal bigger!  Notice I still have my innie but in those short days it has gotten significantly more shallow.  Steve says he is afraid to look because it might just all the sudden pop out!

Steve demands a blog post......

Specifically, Steve demanded a blog post for today talking about how great and wonderful he is :)  Well people Steve is great and wonderful and the best husband any woman could ask for but I'm sure you would rather hear about the babies.

Currently I have been working on baby blankets for the kiddos and I recently ran out of yarn for Brasker's so I started Adaleigh's.  Here is the progress so far on both.

Brasker's has been so expensive and time consuming I went for a longer stitch that is airy for Adaleigh's.  Brasker's is single crochet and very dense!  It has cost me around $40 in yarn so far and I am only 2/3 of the way through.  Adaleigh's I decided to go a little smaller as well as using the longer double crochet stitch with a chain stitch gap.  My only problem with hers is I seem to be getting smaller as I go so I will probably have to undo a few rows and do them over.  I am going to check online for solutions first.  Luckily hers goes SOOOOOO much faster than his.

I have also started making the mobile for Brasker.  I have the rocket sewn and ready to go and have bought the wool roving to make the planets but still need to pick up styrofoam balls before I can finish it up. But here is the rocket.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Diabetic testing

So I went yesterday to the doctor and she helped me set up a calorie meal plan appropriate for someone carrying twins, showed me how to test my blood sugar, and choose actual meals.  I realize now the size of the actual meals are more than I can actually eat so I need to email to see if I can make them smaller ones and add additional snacks.  Even though her plan has me eating every 2-3 hours I usually eat every 1-2 hours just smaller portions than what they put down.  I just stay so hungry.  I do need to check with her though because I dont know if that would effect my drawn levels since I am supposed to check first thing in the morning before I eat and again 2 hours after every meal so a total of 4 sticks a day.  So far all of my numbers have been tracking fine.

On a different note I stayed out on Steve's side of town all day yesterday because of that doctors appointment and really paid the price for it last night.  Most people know that being on your feet a lot while pregnant can cause your legs and feet to swell, I knew this and but luckily since I stay home it has not been a problem.  Yesterday since I was out I did have some swelling, not much mind you but some.  Apparently one thing people fail to mention is that after you lay down and the swelling goes away all that water that was causing the swelling has to go somewhere...........needless to say I went to bed at 10:40 but was up at 11:45, 12:20, 1:23, 2:30, 3:30, 4:40: 6:40, and finally when Steve started getting dressed at 8:15 I just got out of bed for good.  I actually thought something was wrong and during the 3:30 pee break got the ipad out to look up what could be wrong because I knew every time I go to the doctor one of the questions they always ask is have I been going to the bathroom more frequently than normal and this was way above my normal amount.  Needless to say I will definitely want to keep my daily activities to a minimum now that I have started having some minor swelling, especially if I want to get a decent nights rest without having to pee every 10 minutes :P

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Gestational Diabetis

So doc called yesterday and my 3 hour blood glucose came back high on two of the four sticks.  One was 6 points over and the other was 19 points over so I have to call and set up an appointment with the specialist later today.  The doctor things because mine was so mild that I will not have to have medications to control it, that just a slight change in my diet will fix the problem.  She did tell me she wasnt surprised because I'm carrying twins I was at a greater risk for it.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Its all downhill from here

I think I have reached the point in my pregnancy that I will no longer feel good for any extended period of time and I will hurt on a daily basis.  Usually my weekend catches up to me on Monday but this weekend Monday came on Sunday and by lunch all I wanted to do was be as still as possible so I didnt hurt as bad.  Even going to the pool didnt help.  Brasker has settled in nicely on my sciatic nerve and now my leg decides to no longer support weight on a regular basis so I limp around.  I just have to keep telling myself it will be worth it in 10-12 more weeks!

Thursday, June 7, 2012


So yesterday Brasker had the hiccups for the first time (that was noticeable to me anyway)  It was so thrilling, I had noticed a very rhythmic thumping in my lower abdomen and it continued for 20 minutes.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

13 short weeks or sooner

In 13 short weeks, most likely sooner we will be welcoming our new additions into this world and I am absolutely terrified!  I am hoping that once I have the tour of the birthing center I will calm down some but I just worry about having a difficult birth and then if they require NICU time how the hospital will handle that.  Its just unfamiliar territory so I am scared.

Monday, June 4, 2012

June 3rd- A Momentous Occassion

So yesterday morning I was sitting on the sofa playing on the ipad and due to the very active nature of Adaleigh that morning I decided to lay the ipad on my tummy so Steve could see her kicking it (rather heartily I might add)  Well once he finished up the stuff he was working on he came and sat beside me and the first few kicks were very light so only slight jiggling of the device and so I flipped it so it was once again cold on my stomach and that is when she gave some fierce kicks and really sent it rocking which of course made Steve jump.  After he showed so much excitement over the "big" movements I took the pad off and put his hands on my belly and let him feel her kicking.  It really blew him away because he said this was the first time feeling them that he knew without me telling him that it was the babies moving.  He said all the other times he would have just thought it was food digesting or something if I had not told him differently.  It was a very special moment for our developing family.

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