Monday, June 18, 2012

31 weeks (and one day....)

30 weeks, 2 days at Baby Shower #1!

 Weight Gained: 43 lbs- that's all I'm going to say about that!

Cravings: Fruit!  I try to keep a big bowl of berries cut up in the fridge for easy access.  Unfortunately, there's no protein in fruit.  Why can't I crave meat?  Are you listening babies?  We need more protein!!

Food Aversions:  No changes here-  I'll eat pretty much anything in small amounts, but I rarely feel hungry anymore.
Symptoms:  I'm still swollen.  Paul has been calling my legs tree trunks for the past few weeks, in the sweetest way possible, I'm sure.  My hands/fingers are numb or tingly most of the time, and I cannot sleep to save my life.  My belly is starting to feel incredibly heavy, and I am always short of breath.  All of these fabulous things bring us to....

How I'm Feeling:  Miserable.  I'm just going to say it, because this is my blog and I can.  I wouldn't trade it for the world and I'm honestly going to miss being pregnant, but I am worn out.  My body seems to like being pregnant though, because the twins are thriving and my cervix is holding up.  Funny, considering how much it rebelled against actually getting pregnant!

Exciting Stuff: Jackson's kidneys are looking good!  If nothing changes, we will do a renal ultrasound about 2 weeks after birth to double check, but the dilation is almost completely resolved.  As of my last MFM visit, I'm carrying almost 7 lbs of babies- Jackson's estimated weight was 3lbs, 11oz and Molly weighed 3lbs, 2oz.  They are just perfect!  Also, I've read 3 books in the past 2 weeks since I can't sleep.  I might as well do something worthwhile while I'm laying in bed trying to get comfy, right?

Weekly Worries:  If everything goes according to plan, I will probably stop work the first week of July.  I'm not sure why this worries me, but every time I think about it, I panic.  I've never been off of work for any appreciable length of time.  Also, leaving work means that the babies are almost here, and that scares me to death.  I'm irrationally terrified- what if I can't console them, or or I completely stink at being a mom?  Logically, I know that things will be fine, but I didn't name my blog "The Worry Bird" for nothing!


  1. I'm amazed how similar our pregnancies have been! I am also reaching the point of just being angry about the whole sleep situation and have the hardest time making myself eat protein. I'm glad to hear your cervix is still holding strong and that those little bugs are happy to just keep growing in there :)

  2. You look great! And, you've gained exactly the same amount of weight as I did at 31 weeks! Now, you will definitely have WEEKS to go before your little ones are here -- but I'll say that the weight came off pretty quickly post-birth. And, I had the same problem with trying to find something I wanted to eat. My husband just started making me things and I'd eat them without really asking me what I wanted. If I tried to think of something I wanted to eat, nothing sounded appealing. Except, like you, for fruit!! Protein was just not where I wanted to go as much as I needed it...

    Yay for a strong cervix!! :) And, yay for Jackson's kidneys!! And, yay for nice sized babies!! :)

    Sending lots of *grow* vibes your way. I hope you can "enjoy" your time off work... :)

  3. I think you look amazing! I love the dress!!
    I'm happy to hear Jackson's kidneys look fine. It sounds like both kids are growing well!
    Sorry to hear you are feeling miserable...I know it's unavoidable at some point. It sounds like your taking it all in stride, however.
    I love your updates! They give me great insight into what I should expect in the upcoming weeks.
    I'm also terrified about the twins actually being here one day...two babies at once! We have no idea what we're in for or what we are doing. I'm hoping those instincts kick in suddenly.
    Take care and keep those babies growing.

  4. Aw man you look so cute! So much of that weight is baby weight and fluids. I am sorry you are miserable but finally there is a light at the end of this tunnel.

  5. I have been thinking about you! How are you doing? My arms and hands just started to tingle this past week. I forgot that it may happen. You look so fabulous. I can't wait to see photos of you and those beautiful babies.