Week 24- Our first huge milestone reached! The twins are viable!
Weight Gained: 28lbs. The nurse at my OB's office scared me to death, because after weighing me this week, she said that I'll need to talk to my doctor about my excessive weight gain. I'm pretty sure that she forgot I'm having twins, because my doctor is thrilled with where I am- especially considering the fact that I'm carrying 10 pounds of fluid in my calves/ankles!
Cravings: Chocolate chip cookies, Greek yogurt and jalapeno string cheese. Strange combo, I know.
Food Aversions: Nada- just about anything sounds good!
Symptoms: Hello, insomnia! I can't sleep anymore. I might fall asleep for an hour, but then I'm up for at least that long before I can fall asleep again. When this cycle precedes a night of work, it's not pretty. Trust me.
How I'm Feeling:Very pregnant! In the past few weeks, I have really popped. I can't see my feet anymore! I've also managed to pull a muscle in my ribcage with all of the coughing, so every movement hurts, and there's this strange popping feeling every time I inhale. Oh, the wonderful things that pregnancy does to our bodies...
Exciting Stuff: First and foremost, this week marks the beginning of viability. If M & J were born today, they would have a fighting chance of surviving. That's a pretty big deal. In celebration, we've made serious progress on clearing out the office/nursery. Right this minute, the only obstacles between office and nursery are an empty desk and sewing machine cabinet. Once those make the move to storage, we can buy baby furniture! Jack's baby blanket was coming along nicely, but I ran out of blue yarn so I had to start on Molly's. A fortuitous turn, as it happens, because I really love working on them together.
Weekly Worries: My OB gave me the following prescription: lower my salt intake, drink more water and REST. She also said I need to wear a support belt to help with my back pain. This isn't so much a worry as a farewell to my cheeseburger habit. So long, McDonald's- I'll miss you.