October 30, 2009

I'm measuring what??

So I have been feeling a lot of pressure lately.  A week ago I got the ultrasound that showed my cervix and babies were all doing good.  But I still am having a lot of pressure along with Braxton Hicks.  Well from the advice of several I called the OB back.  So I went back in yesterday.  They checked me out and all is good.  But what they did do is measure my uterus.  I learned that I am already measuring full term for a singleton.  That explains all the pressure I am having.  So that makes sense.  They suggested I get a maternity belt from www.prenatalcradle.com.  They actually wrote me a prescription because some insurance companies will cover it.  If you go to the website they one they want me to get is the one that is full coverage and has suspenders.  They believe this will help relieve some of the pressure.  So I go back in 2 weeks for glucose test and another ultrasound.  Also I am now going to the doctor every other week versus once a month now.  They are allowing me to work because my cervix should measure in the 30’s and mine is in the 40’s.  I have no swelling and my blood pressure is great.  They said continue to work but limit time on my feet.  When I get off work I am to come home put my feet up and rest.  And the good part is ….no housework!!!  My DH was there to hear that part!!!

October 27, 2009


That is how I feel. This pregnancy is a lot harder than I expected. I didn't realize it would be so hard. I love my children and i will do anything for them. But right now I feel miserable. I know that when my children are here this day will mean nothing when I get to hold my precious babies.

I am so miserable because of my comfort level. I just can't do the things that I used to and I am realizing it. I ache and am uncomfortable most of the time. I am concerned that I will be taking off work sooner than planned. But I will do it for the sake of my babies health and my health. i am going to change some things in my life to make these last weeks of pregnancy easier for me. I want to carry by babies as close to term as possible. I know this is only going to get harder and I need to make changes to make it easier for me.

I don't mean to sound ungrateful but I have just never experienced anything like this in my life. I am greatful and when I hold my babies this will all make sense. The good thing is I am excited about the arrival of my babies. I can't wait to meet them face to face. I can't wait to see who's eyes they have, who's nose.

I dream about my babies and how they look. It wont be long before I will be posting a blog that my babies are here. That is when the real fun begins.

October 21, 2009

Braxton Hicks

Last night I was reading in my twin pregnancy book about weeks 24-28. In this chapter there is mention of Braxton Hicks contractions. After reading about the contractions and the description, I think I am having them. For the past weeks every so often I get the feeling across my stomach and I just thought it was the babies rolling over. They never last for more than a minute or two. I am just wondering has anyone else felt these. My book says it is all normal and unless they are longer than a minute and hurt. These don't hurt and they are short. It is amazing what your body goes through during pregnancy.


October 20, 2009

October 14, 2009

Knocking on 6 months door

So I am just around the corner of 6 months in my twin pregnancy. Everything is going well for me. I have regular pregnancy symptoms and I am just rolling with the punches. I can't wait until December 18 because that will be my last day of work if I make it that far.

This week I had a little scare with my husband. He somehow got a staff infection and was deemed contagious by his doctor. So I immediately called my OB and they said as long as he wears pants to bed we were ok since it was only on his leg. Well to be safe he slept on the couch for 2 days. As of now the infection has cleared up & he is better.

I will be posting a video update in the coming days. Until then....

October 3, 2009

Baby Kicks

Or should I say babies kicks! Today laying on the bed I felt my very active babies kicking away. So I lifted my shirt & to my surprise I could see their little kicks on my stomach. I yelled for DH to come see too. He was so amazed. So then he began to give me zerberts on my belly & they kicked & kicked. I thought this was amazing.

Also just to let you know I picked my mom up Thursday from the hospital & she is home! Thanks for your prayers.