Friday, October 14, 2011

2 days to 36 weeks!!!

Its taken me forever to get here and get an update down on the blog. I am 35w5d today and just looking to make it to Sunday, at least. For the time being, I seem okay...but for the last couple of weeks, I have had some really bad contractions (some getting to only 7 min apart for hours) and some serious doubts about being able to make it to 36 weeks....but, here I am. I am hoping to get to 37,though, to be honest, my body somewhat disagrees with this since it feels like it is giving out! I am exhausted and worst of all, my knees are hurting more than I could ever have imagined. Apparently the relaxin loosens the joints, all the weight pulling forward compromises the integrity of the joint, and then I live in a split level where anything I need to do requires using stairs. I am in agony! I have family visiting a lot and helping out, which I appreciate but also, on some level, hate. I hate that I can't do things myself, I hate that I can't play as much with Teagan, and I hate that I feel so not "me". But, that being said, I love these babies and want them to be strong and healthy...and I am leaving their birthday up to them, so we will see what they choose:-)

Besides that, I have absolutely nothing to say...too tired to really be coherent. I just took a pic on Sunday so I will post that one soon...to give you an idea. I haven't gained as much as I wanted to...but I am glad I didn't listen to my doctor (the one I changed to on recommendation of a friend) and I front loaded the weight gain. This particular doctor told me not to worry about gaining and that it all comes on quickly at the end. I didn't believe him so I purposely gained weight faster...he didn't seem happy...but here I am, almost 36 weeks, and barely up 38 lbs. And, I haven't gained in about 3 weeks...I just can't eat enough with my stomach all squished up. So, I am trying to keep eating and my new (the OB that delivered Teagan) seems to think I am doing fine....but I am starting to look funny with this HUGE belly and not so big anywhere else...I think I am actually getting skinnier in places and I don't think it is good for the babies or for breastfeeding eventually....

So...on that note, off to get breakfast ready. I will try to update soon...

5 comments:

Jessica Anne said...

Hi! Wow, 36 weeks is such a milestone!! I also had the same problem with the weight gain. My hubby insisted that I was getting skinnier and I didn't believe him until after I gave birth and looked in the mirror! Good Luck with the rest of your pregnancy! Enjoy it!

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LisainSK said...

SOOOO exciting! Those pg woes will be over soon...hang in there!

Hope in Virginia said...

The end is so close...hang in there and try to avoid all those stairs. I can't even imagine, knowing how tired I was with a little one and then carrying just one baby! Can't wait to hear about the little ones' arrival!!!!!

MyTwoLines said...

You are doing great! I cannot even imagine the toll on your body...but you are a super strong yoga goddess so I'm sure you'll bounce back easily!

Rebecca said...

Wow, it's getting close! I'm sorry you're not feeling like your normal self, though.