Weight Gained: 24 lbs. I'm just waiting for one of my doctors to say something (anything) about my weight gain, because I have no idea whether I'm on target or not!
Cravings: I think I might turn into a McDonald's cheeseburger with extra pickles. So good.
Food Aversions: Nothing sounds particularly bad anymore! Some things definitely sound better than others, but nothing sounds terrible anymore. It's about time!
Symptoms: We're adding back pain into the mix. Combined with round ligament pain and swollen ankles, I'm like a bonafide pregnant woman! I've adopted a kind of baby waddle when I walk, and I love it!
How I'm Feeling: Right this minute, I feel crummy. For the past week, I've been at war with this horrible chest cold. It's been going something like this:
**Coughing fit --> Contractions --> Robitussin/Benadryl --> Sleep for 1 hour --> Coughing fit**
Pretty miserable stuff, but at least it's predictable, right? Once a day, I can take Unisom, which usually lets me get a good 3-4 hours stretch of sleep without coughing. Taking so much medicine kind of makes me panic, but my OB has ok'd this combo and without it, I cannot breathe. In this case, the benefits completely outweigh the risk. It's got to get better soon, because I am good for nothing right now and there is so much to do.
Exciting Stuff: Molly and Jack's movements are strong enough now that you can see my belly move . It's such a strange thing to watch! It makes for good entertainment while I'm sitting in bed trying to recuperate. I keep trying to catch it on video, but apparently these babies are camera shy.
Weekly Worries: I'm completely overwhelmed with all of the things that must get done before the twins arrive. I have this huge list of things to do, but I really don't even know where to start. On my days off, all I want to do is rest because I am so exhausted. My MFM ordered 4 hours/day of bed rest because of the swelling in my legs, so that also cuts into my potential productive time. Time just needs to slow down!