TWIN PREGNANCY: 33-34 WEEKS

I’m at the end of my 34th week, and so thankful that these babies have continued to grow inside of me, and weren’t welcomed into the world so early.

There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about these babies and if today is the day they are born.  I hate having that thought … I really can’t enjoy myself in my day.  My doc told me that I really needed to take it easy, and that’s what I have done.  IT IS SOOOOOOOOO HARD!! This is not who I am .. to sit around, unable to lift very much (including my daughter, which makes both of us sad, especially when she hurts herself, and I can’t pick her up to hug her … she needs to come and sit on my knee instead).  I am so used to being active, go where I want to go, shop, play, and run around with Avery.  I know, for the sake of the twins and their safety, I have to take it easy, but there is only so much TV and puzzles and baths you can do in a day!

I guess in a way, this is good for Avery as well, so she’s used to staying at home, and not being so busy … since this is the way it’ll be for a while when the twins come. I just hope she doesn’t hate her siblings because of it!

Both babies are still heads down .. so who knows if that will change! I hope it doesn’t, so the chances of a vaginal delivery are still in my odds!  Since they have moved heads down, there is just so much pressure down below! I also offically started the pregnancy waddle … know I get it why women walk like this, cause you are sooooo uncomfortable you need to let your legs and hips go wider to take the pressure off!! I also found my first stretch mark in my lower belly … I cried and cried when I saw it! I have been so blessed up to this point with none, and since the babies went head down, it just expanded my belly! Not going to lie, I had a moment when I was angry and blamed these babies for this mark … but realized in the grand sceme of things, that I would rather take 2 healthy babies than some stretch marks (I still hate the idea of having them!)

I still have only gained 22 lbs in this pregnancy.  My doc advised me to start eating more .. so I did! For the first time in my life, I purposely ate more, and didn’t care what! I didn’t go crazy by all means, but I drank homo milk, bought full fat greek yogurt and cottage cheese, made cookies, etc etc.  When I went back for my checkup the following week , guess how much I gained …………… 0 lbs …………. WHAT? I almost made myself sick for eating so much more … and no weight gain …if I could only eat like that when I’m not pregnant (just kidding, I would hate every bit of it).  I was than worried that my babies weren’t growing , but my body and babies were just using up every bit of calories I was intaking, not leaving any weight to gain. I don’t go for another ultrasound for another couple of weeks, so I sure hope that these babies are growing ok.

SIZE OF BABIES: average size of twins at 34 weeks are around 3.5 – 4.5 lbs (not sure what our munchkins are)

FETAL MOVEMENT: Still so frickin’ active!

SLEEP:  What sleep?  I have more and more dreams about these babies coming early and it makes me stressed out.  I can’t find a comfortable position!

Again, I wake up every morning thankful that we made it through another day and night with these babies still growing inside my belly!

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