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37 Weeks Twins Pregnancy Update!! They’re almost here!

37 weeks

 

How far along? 37 weeks

Size of Babies: The size of winter melons!

Total weight gain/loss: I think around 30 lbs-ish. I will weigh before we go into the hospital. :)

Symptoms: Lots of swelling in my feet and legs, just look at my feet in that picture! My acid reflux has been a lot better, I think both of the boys have moved down a bit.  I’m still not sleeping much, but try to nap through the day also.

Maternity clothes? Mostly maternity pjs at home now! I do get dressed to go out, but my choices are pretty limited now!

Stretch marks? Yepper.

Best moment this week: Having my LAST OB and perinatologist appointments. It felt so strange to not re-book appointments for next week!

Miss Anything? Sleep. Being comfortable. Wine. <<<STILL.

Movement: Some days they are still crazy little gymnasts in there, but I have noticed they have more quiet time now also.

Food cravings: Ice water, Sonic Cherry Limeades, milk, juice, iced tea.  :)

Anything making you queasy or sick: Mexican food and meat. Yes, still. This has not changed.

Have you started to show yet:  Just a little.

Labor Signs: Well I am now 1 centimeter dilated and 75% effaced! Have some crampiness and my Braxton Hicks contractions are definitely stronger and not fading even if I move, change positions, drink water or go potty. Things are definitely going on!

Belly Button in or out? I think it’s here for the long haul!

Wedding rings on or off? Off. :(  I’m carrying extra fluid just about everywhere now. Face, hands, arms… they’ve all joined in.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Maybe not so moody as I am nervous and anxious.

Looking forward to: Holding these two little boys in my arms!


 

I have to tell you, I am pretty scared right now. Labor, delivery, bringing home two newborns.  I know it has to feel this way to all soon to be moms.  I just keep giving myself little pep talks… I can do this. Everything is going to go great.  It seems like my pregnancy has gone by so fast, and now it’s here. These two little boys will be here on Tuesday, and not in my belly anymore.  I worry that something bad will happen. I worry that I’m not gonna be a good mom.  I keep just trying to swallow my anxiety and focus on keeping calm.

I just need to let it all go. If only it were that easy!

I am just going to focus on staying in the moment, being present and savoring every moment with A and the boys.


Appointments went really well this week.  Non-stress tests went fairly quickly. No buzzing needed.  Quick ultrasound to check fluid levels. Poor little guys are really squished in there now.  Not much space for all the squirming they seem to do.  At my ob, she checked me and I am 1 centimeter dilated and 75% effaced, so at least there was some progress there.  I’m measuring 45 weeks… so let’s hope these boys are growing well!

Talked over our plan for induction.  We go in Monday night where they will check and see if we’ve made any other progress.  Depending on that we will either start one medication or another to get things moving along and just see how it goes from there.

They’re almost here!!!!!!!!! (!!!x296203948203984)

This will probably be my last update to the site until after the boys are here so be sure to like Defying Lupus on Facebook or Defying Lupus on Twitter as it is easier to post updates there!

Thanks to everyone for your support and love through this pregnancy journey! I don’t know how I would have made it sanely through this without all of you.  

I can’t wait for everyone to meet our little guys!

-Erin

 

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