|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!