27 Week BUMPdate

It has been a while since my last update, but I think I’m doing pretty good according to my track record. Usually I will write two or three posts then drop off the face of the earth for a few months   years before I start over again.  Small victories right?

At this point in the game I am so ready to have the girls here.  I feel like I’ve been pregnant for the past two years, between Mackenzie and the girls. At least now I’m on holidays from work so I am enjoying my time off.  Lola and I have taken more than a few naps over the past week and a half.  I’ve been working on some freezer meals ( stay tuned for that one I have a post coming up with the recipe).  Trying to get the nursery in order along with the house, doing things like packing my hospital bag and the diaper bag haven’t even made it to the top of the list. I really know that they should, especially with me getting so close to the 30 week mark. I say I want the girls here but they are more than welcome to bake in there a little longer. I would rather them get to be a healthy weight so they don’t have to spend months in the NICU than have them show up super early.

I think that’s my second biggest fear, that they are going to come too early and have to spend so much time in the hospital instead of being able to come home.  I know, I know twins usually make their appearance a little early but they can take all the time they need. My biggest fear should be a given. Anyone who has gone through pregnancy after a loss can tell you all of the things that went through their minds that they didn’t experience previously. It has been a rough road but I am beyond happy that I have the team of health professionals I do helping me through this process.  Well I guess without further adieu …

 

Please be nice. Some of these pictures are not flattering at all ( the joys of having a husband who doesn’t really want to take pictures so he just takes three or four and doesn’t check to see if you look like you’re decent looking in them before he puts the camera away). I’m looking at you 26 week picture….

I love that because my appointments are so close together and I have ultrasounds every month that we get to know what their heartbeats are. ( This has been an obsession of mine since we found out that I was pregnant).  I think it has more to do with the fact that when I went into labour with Mackenzie they weren’t able to find his heartbeat, now I hold my breath until they tell me what the numbers are. I so appreciate my Doctor because she doesn’t even make me ask any more for the numbers, she tells me right away and lets me write it down.

How far along: 27 weeks!

Total weight gain: gained 21.4 lbs total

Maternity clothes: HAHAHA for so long now, sometimes I struggle to put on pants.

Stretch marks: A few but not nearly as many as I had at this point with Mackenzie. I’ve been using Bio Oil. Seriously best invention ever!

Sleep: Still getting up every night to go pee and/or from hip pain. I find I can only sleep on my side for a few hours at a time then I have to flip. That in itself is a task.

Best moment of this week: I’m now on vacation so being able to sleep in or nap when I need to. Also getting back into the pool with my bestie Krystal.

Miss anything: Right now I just wish I could eat what I want. The gestational diabetes thing is not ideal but I know that monitoring my sugars and not eating a ton of sugar is ultimately the best for the girls.

Movement: SO much movement. Sometimes my belly looks like there is a party going on in there, I love being able to feel the girls move and it helps so much with anxiety.

Food cravings: Other than my sugar cravings that probably have more to do with not being able to have it than anything else I would have to say that fruit is still a big one.

Anything making you queasy or sick: not any more, but the heatwave we are having right now might change this answer fairly soon.

Have you started to show yet: I will soon have my own zip code

Gender: Still both girls.

Labor signs: Not yet. They can bake in there a little longer.

Belly button in or out: Still in, I’m not looking forward to it popping out so I hope it doesn’t.

Wedding rings on or off: Off After losing all my baby weight from Mackenzie they need to be sized. They’re still too big.

Happy or moody most of the time: I am a little moody. Heat + Twins = cranky Lyndsay

Looking forward to: Finishing my sewing projects and getting the house back in order.