Please forgive my pitiful lack of posting. Everything is just fine, but there are lots of reasons I've been slacking. Chief among them is the fact that I can't really feel my fingers, which makes typing really difficult. This is also the reason I haven't finished my Thank You notes from our showers, and my baby blankets probably won't be finished before the babies get here. Things could definitely be worse, but I had no idea how hard things are be when your fingers don't respond appropriately to your commands. Enough whining: here's an update!
Weight Gained: 51 lbs- I cannot believe I've gained 1/3 of my pre-pregnancy weight. I'm now 33% heavier than I was 8 months ago!
Cravings: I am averaging 5 ICEEs a week. I know, I know- they have no positive nutritional content whatsoever, but it's been 100+ degrees here and this gal is HOT!
Food Aversions: More than 5 bites of anything solid. I can drink water/juice like I'll never see another glass, but after a few bites of "real" food I'm done. Heartburn is almost instantaneous, and I feel like I've eaten a 7 course meal. There's just no room for food in my belly anymore! Miraculously, this is not preventing me (or the babies) from gaining weight...
Symptoms: Insomnia, carpal tunnel, nausea and edema galore! Without pharmaceutical intervention, I cannot sleep and therefore cannot function. My doctor gave my a prescription for Ambien, and it's been a lifesaver. I got more sleep in one night after taking it than in the previous week without it. It took a few days of courage-gathering before I decided to take it but in hindsight, I wish I would have talked to my doctor sooner. It makes all of the other uncomfortable-ness so much more bearable when I'm rested.
How I'm Feeling: Medium Rare. In other words, almost done. I have days when I think "I can't do this anymore!" and days where I feel pretty good. They balance each other out. Either way, we will meet Molly and Jack in less than 4 weeks. Where did the time go?
Exciting Stuff: The babies are almost done cooking! Whether the nursery is perfect, or the house is completely baby-proof, M & J will be here soon. While this is completely terrifying, I am so excited to meet them. They make themselves known on a very frequent basis- rolling around, stretching and vying for more space. Jackson is measuring 6 lbs 2 oz, while Molly is holding her own at a respectable 4lbs 9oz. I'm carrying almost 11 pounds of baby, y'all!!
Weekly Worries: You know what they say about the best laid plans? My original goal was to work until July 1st. Paul and I then modified said plan and I decided to work until the end of July to maximize my time off once the twins arrived. Ultimately, this decision was not up to me at all- my MFM doctor decided put me on modified bed rest on Thursday. He is concerned that with the babies' rapidly increasing weight (read: because Jack is such a porker), my cervix won't hold up much longer if I stay on my feet. While they would most likely be just fine, with minimal NICU time, if they were born today, my goal is to bring these guys home with me from the hospital. So, I am piddling around the house, resting and waiting. I have amazing bosses, so hopefully the time off will work itself out. It always does, right?