Twenty Nine Weeks

I took these photos after we got home from childbirth class Saturday.

{Gap maternity top, Motherhood full-panel! shorts}

How far along? 29w3d

Maternity clothes? Yes, except for the occasional longer top I squeeze into.

Weight Gain? I haven’t been weighed in a couple weeks, but I think closing in on 40 lbs.

Stretch Marks? Yep. Definitely on right side & few dots growing on left side. I’m lotioning like crazy, but I don’t think that’ll help much.

Sleep? Grrr. Not great this week between heartburn, sore pelvic bone & hips, & getting up to pee. I brushed off the suggestions for a Snoogle months ago but gave in yesterday morning & we ordered one off Amazon. Hopefully it’ll help with above & to get rid of a few of the 5+ pillows I’ve been sleeping with.

Movement? Yes. Although since Z flipped head up, I feel him less & L much more.

Genders? Baby A, Zach, is a still a boy & C, Lucy, is a girl.

What I Miss? Baby B always. Ability to eat whatever without paying for it later with heartburn. My old spring/summer wardrobe.

Food cravings? Harris Teeter blueberry muffins were on sale last week. I sent Jason back Saturday for a second box. Guess that counts as a craving right?

Food aversion? None really. Although cooking doesn’t sound great.

Labor signs? None, thankfully. and we know more of them since our first childbirth class!

Belly button in or out? Still in but beginning to be able to see the end of it.

What I’m Looking Forward to? Checking things off the to do list. Our upcoming classes {breastfeeding, cloth diapering & childbirth} this week. Our appointment Thursday with the MFM.

Symptoms? Think of a pregnancy symptom. I’ve probably got it. I said I wanted to experience it all since I’m only going to be pregnant once. I guess meant it! 😛

Weekly Wisdom? Gather & learn all the knowledge you can. Then take it & make decisions best for your family together with your partner.

Milestones? We passed the 28w1d mark and have flown into 29w. Baby Center says at 29 weeks the babies weigh 2.5 lbs, but we know from the 28 week appt that our “big” babies are already more than that {yay!}. Their brains {& thus heads} are growing & bones are soaking up calcium {good thing I’m loving cereal, yogurt & cheese sticks}.

Twenty Eight Weeks

So I don’t didn’t wear shorts. Like ever. Except now that I can’t really close my legs & it’s getting hot, maternity shorts make amazing sense & I’m very happy that friends passed some down to me. Including these black ones!

{Stella & Dot necklace, Old Navy maternity tanks, Motherhood shorts}

How far along? 28w3d

Maternity clothes? Yes, except for the occasional longer top I squeeze into.

Weight Gain? Was 32 pounds as of two weeks ago’s appointment. I’ll update after today’s appointment but probably a few pounds more.

Stretch Marks? Yep. The ones on the right side have creeped up a little more & I do believe there are now little spots of stretchies growing on my left side. Sigh.

Sleep? It’s okay. With lots of pillow ~ ones for under the belly on each side & one in between my legs. & Tums on my nightstand & a clear way to the bathroom.

Movement? Yes. Lots of low punches from him & kicks on the left side from both. I think she turned over Saturday morning & was rolling around my ribs.

Genders? Baby A is a still a boy & C is a girl.

What I Miss? Baby B always. Energy. Feeling comfortable.

Food cravings? As I mentioned in my COOL WHIP post, fruit is amazing. That banana pudding hit the spot & the fresh strawberries Easter weekend were perfect for breakfast & mixed in Greek Yogurt for a snack. And cereal & PB&Js {with grape squeeze jelly} were awesome this week.

Food aversion? None really.

Labor signs? None, thankfully. Although my pelvic bone has started hurting & coworkers commented Monday that I’m really popped out. We’ll see what doctor says at this morning’s appointment.

Belly button in or out? Still in but getting smaller. I might get brave & actually show y’all soon.

What I’m Looking Forward to? Finishing the nursery. Checking off the to-do list. Picking daycare. Going to childbirth class this weekend.

Symptoms? Some pain/pressure uncomfortableness down low. Hard to breath with her up high in my ribs. Tired like crazy at the end of the day.

Weekly Wisdom? Took the long Easter weekend off & rode down to OIB for one last pre-babies beach trip. Got spoiled by my parents & grandparents. While I started feeling twitchy about all the attention & spoilage, I realized I need to take advantage while I could & let them fuss over me & the babes.

Milestones? Third trimester! Baby Center says they weigh about 2.25 pounds & are 14.8 inches long. Yes, that means about 30 inches of babies in my belly; no wonder stretch marks have popped out! They’ve also grown eye lashes this week, are opening & closing their eyes more frequently & may even be able to see light coming in.

Twenty Eight week fraternal twins per Baby Center

Twenty Seven Weeks

Jason & I had a day date to see The Hunger Games then I went to a friend’s Stella & Dot party. I snapped this photo once I got home from the party. PS~ you don’t buy as much jewelry sober as I usually do after a couple glasses of wine!

{Target maternity top & jeans}

How far along? 27w1d

Maternity clothes? Yes.

Weight Gain? As of last Monday’s doctor appointment, I was up 32 pounds. I asked if that was okay & my MFM told me to keep it up but to watch tons of snacking since babies weights are looking good but he doesn’t me to have an overwhelming amount to lose post-babies.

Stretch Marks? So, those little dots are now definitely stretchies. Strangely they’re only on my right side by my hip. Coming soon to the belly & my left side?! Guess we’ll see.

Sleep? It’s okay. I wake up just as often due to heart burn/reflux as I do to pee. I keep Tums beside the bed to pop one in as needed through out the night.

Movement? Yep, especially in the evenings.

Genders? Baby A is a still a boy & C is a girl.

What I Miss? Baby B always. Not having to eat on schedule & not worrying that I’m not getting enough veggies etc.

Food cravings? Yay for passing my glucose/gestational diabetes test this week! I’ve been loving the cake from Wednesday’s work shower. I’ve eaten the leftovers all week. Also loved fruit this week.

Food aversion? None. Tomatoes don’t love me though.

Labor signs? None, thankfully.

Belly button in or out? Still in but getting smaller.

What I’m Looking Forward to? Getting things in order with the nursery.

Symptoms? Some days I feel awesome. Others I’m beyond spent just going to work & coming home. I think that’s normal for this point with multiples. Today’s a day I’m tired & have thus stayed in pjs all day. 🙂

Weekly Wisdom? Rest when you need to, take advantage of days you feel good, put your feet up & keep Tums close by for nighttime.

Milestones? Last week in the second trimester! The babies are 2 pounds {about as heavy as the head of a cauliflower} & over 14 inches long per Baby Center. The weekly update mentioned hiccups which the babies have definitely had over the last week.

Twenty Six Weeks

Saturday, I spent the day in ready-to-paint chill clothes & didn’t take a photo. But I did snap these photos Sunday afternoon.

{hand-me-down Gap maternity top & Motherhood jeans}

How far along? 26w

Maternity clothes? Yes. I love that I’m wearing a mix of maternity hand-me-downs from friends & maternity or old clothes of my own. Makes me smile thinking of my friend as I put on a top or jeans each morning.

Weight Gain? Was up 25 lbs as of a couple weeks ago & I haven’t weighed myself since.

Stretch Marks? Ok. So I’m admitting that the small red dot that appeared a week or so ago on my right side & hasn’t gone away & has maybe even grown a little, is probably the beginning of a stretch mark. Another welcome to the multiple mommy club?!

Sleep? I’m getting used to never sleeping for more than 2-3 hours at any one time. We try to go to bed by 11 but it’s sometimes midnight before I’m asleep. I usually get up around 230 & 530 to pee & then the alarm goes off at 7a. Guess just another ‘getting ready for infants’ sign.

Movement? Yep. Lots down low from baby A & I can rub the head or bootie of baby C who’s hanging out up top.

Genders? Baby A is a still a boy & C is a girl.

What I Miss? Baby B always. Endless energy.

Food cravings? Enjoyed the heck out of Sweet Tomatoes salad bar with a friend Thursday night. And fruit & cereal & Greek Yogurt are always the stand-bys if nothing else sounds good.

Food aversion? No aversions as much as by the time dinner time rolls around I’m not hungry for a huge meal. We did lots of cereal & then sandwiches later on in the evenings this week.

Labor signs? None, thankfully.

Belly button in or out? Still in but getting smaller.

What I’m Looking Forward to? More things crossed off our done-before-the-babes-arrive list. Like putting together nursery furniture, setting up the nursery & the closet. Seeing the babes at our Monday morning doctor appt & me *hopefully* passing the GD test.

Symptoms? Thank God the feet swelling that plagued me last week wasn’t an issued this one. I’m still spent at the end of a long day. Sadly for my parents, almost nothing got done before their arrival in the form of cleaning & cooking & shopping. Luckily, they’re cool with that, & mom brought food & helped clean.

Weekly Wisdom? When you’re feeling low, share it! I felt better getting it out there & the support was/is amazing. Also focus on the positive ~ not everyone is thoughtless. I was happy to hear many nice comments in regards to this pregnancy this week from people I work with & strangers alike too. And a super nice man at Chick-Fila even carried over my tray of food when I had my hands full Thursday.

Milestones? Almost in the last trimester. According to Baby Center, they’re almost 14 inches long {the size of a English cucumber} & about 1 & 2/3 pounds & getting fatter by the day. They’re also able to hear better & inhaling & exhaling small amounts of fluid to practice breathing.

Twenty Five Weeks

I snapped these photos before going out in search of maternity skirts St Patty’s day Saturday afternoon. I didn’t find any skirts in store but did order a few online.

{25 Design headband, Lilly P top, really old Limited skirt}

How far along? 25w2d

Maternity clothes? Yes! Except I did figure out this 80 degree weekend that I’ll be able to make a few of my elastic waisted skirts & long summer tops work, like the ones in the photo above.

Weight Gain? Was up 25 lbs as of a couple weeks ago & I haven’t weighed myself since.

Stretch Marks? none yet & kinda surprised by that.

Sleep? Not bad. I’m used to the side sleeping now but the belly does make rolling from side to side harder.

Movement? Yes. Almost all the time I can feel someone moving around. Especially baby A since C faces inside. But I can feel C’s head & bootie since she’s transverse still.

Genders? Baby A is a still a boy & C is a girl. Confirmed again at last Tuesday’s doctor’s appointment.

What I Miss? Baby B always. Shopping. Fitting into everything {well almost everything damn you skinny pants!} in my closet. Cute shoes that my swollen feet no longer allow me to wear.

Food cravings? Nothing specific but I have enjoyed ice cream & frozen yogurt with the heat of the past week.

Food aversion? I kinda think I’m over aversions?!

Labor signs? None, thankfully. We did go over them at our 24 week appt on Tuesday. Luckily my cervix is still long & closed & we’re hopefully far from labor’s eminent appearance.

Belly button in or out? So that innie belly button crazily has lost its crater look. Now it’s just a small innie. Could it become an outie in the coming weeks?!

What I’m Looking Forward to? My parents coming this weekend & we’re painting the nursery green. We’re also going to a moms of multiples consignment sale. And hopefully purchasing a minivan this week.

Weekly Wisdom? I think I might bring back the symptoms question. Because after being ‘symptom’ free for most of this pregnancy, some appeared this week. Like back aches from normal around the house activities. And swollen feet.

Until next summer Jacks

RIP cute summer sandals; you’ve been replaced by $2 Old Navy flops in a size larger.

Milestones? Twenty five weeks is getting to the end of the 2nd trimester! Baby center says they’re over a foot long & weighing over a pound {ultrasound tech guestimated ours were more like 1 lb 10oz & 1 lb 12 oz last week though}.