Well, tomorrow the twins hit 34 weeks, which is yet another milestone! One of my short term goals was to make it to Jarvis' birthday tomorrow!
Things have been slightly eventful around here as far as the babies go. The contractions have definitively picked up, but at my doctors appointment last week there was very little progress, however, Tuesday evening I started having a severe pain in my right side. Pains are not that abnormal and can be attributed to several things, so I just went to bed hoping it would go away while I was sleeping. By 2am, we made the decision to call the OB on call and he advised we come in and get checked. After a couple of 3am texts with friends, one of our good friends came over to sleep on our couch and we went to the ER- again.
My contractions were a bit too strong and frequent, and had caused a little bit of progress, so they gave me some meds to stop them. That stuff was crazy, I was shaking horribly and my heart was racing, I felt like I had been up for a week straight. But it worked! We ran some other tests, checked on the babies on the ultrasound, and basically were not able to find any reason for the severe pain. We are assuming it's pulled muscle of some sort or a pinched nerve, who knows, everything in my abdomen is stressed and pushed in abnormal positions. They released me to go home, and if anything gets worse I will go back.
I have another doctor appt and ultrasound this week, which will likely be my last, as my scheduled c-section will be in just about 3 weeks.
Measurement of 'fundal height' is one of the ways they check to make sure babies are growing. Usually with singletons, the number of centimeters that your uterus is measuring from top to bottom while lying on your back should correspond to what week you are. With twins, this number is obviously larger. Right now, at 34 weeks, I am measuring at 42 centimeters. With Jarvis, at 41 weeks, I measured at 39 centimeters. Needless to say, I am MUCH larger than I was with him, and I have at least another 2-3 weeks left to go!
I will do a weekly picture from here on out- since we are so close! But honestly, my goal to actually wear clothes and be cute has come to a halt. There is literally NO shirt or tunic in my closet that will cover my entire belly... and most of the dresses end up looking like tents... oh well!
I have had several people bugging me for a bare belly picture, because seriously, the belly looks SO much bigger uncovered. This isn't something I have been doing, because it just feels very exposed, lol, and my bare belly isn't something I would normally share with the world (at least not anymore)... but I am not ashamed of the belly, or the NUMEROUS stretch marks (which you can't actually see in the picture, I swear I did no touch up!). I am so blown away by how God created our bodies to naturally do something so amazing, so I am willing to share it- and because I want to remember just how big I have gotten with the twins!
So if you don't want to see my bare belly, close the post now- otherwise- Erica, Stacy, and Brandy- you are welcome, haha!
Oh yes- it's large and in charge!! But those babies are growing, and that's what we want!!