Monday, October 10, 2011

Over the "Hump week"

Here I am ready for work at 20 weeks 6 days. (Yes I am aware that my hair must be highlighted ASAP. On the to dos for the week)

And for fun a side by side comparison of 19 weeks and '21 weeks'

I certainly feel like I have grown and I think that finally my size is showing more truly in pictures.

It is getting more and more difficult to carry these babies and I still have a long ways to go. I remember planning this pregnancy and planning for the difficult days that would likely come. And then finding out it was TWO...and it wasn't the pregnancy complications that first came to mind. It was the cost, the time, the how will we do it? questions that first day. And as I settled into this. I became increasingly more aware of just how difficult this pregnancy could be. With my history of preterm contractions. I knew it would come earlier, I knew I would have to be extra careful, I knew all of this. BUT living it and knowing and preparing are very different.

So just in case someone is reading that isn't my family.....know this. I am not complaining. I know this is God's plan for me. I knew that a second pregnancy was going to be just as challenging if not more, etc...

but of lately...I have noticed...

1. rapid weight gain which began at the 19 week mark (until then I only gained little over a lb/week). I am still within range but I don't like the scales lately.
However, this coincides with what appears to be big growth with babies. Next measurements will tell us more though.
2. daily contractions. Thankfully rest keeps them to a minimum and mild....but that means I spend most everyday sitting for a LARGE majority OR I PAY FOR IT!
3. A miserable right upper quadrant pain( pain under right breast) it is a muscle cramp, but I cannot for the life of me figure out WHAT and WHY I have it. Plan to discuss with Dr B on Wednesday this week.

and one more things....what the babies are....well the Perinatolgist told us one thing then my regular US girl (who has now scanned my 3 times- still believes that they are different from what the specialist told us) and so I have not made that post. Hopefully this next US can clarify this mystery up for us and we can start working on names.

For now, they are just baby A and baby B.

The thing I was waiting on was a prenatal cradle. I will post about it and hopefully get a photo up soon.

1 comment:

  1. YOU CAN DO IT!!! :) Really, you can.One day at a time.