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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

36 Weeks

Can I just start by saying I didn't think I would be doing this post?! No one I know personally has made it this far with twins so I'm in a little shock. I'm grateful knowing it's good for the boys to baked this long but whoa is it getting rough!

how far along: 36 weeks! (2 weeks (scheduled csection date is October 6th) or less until the monkeys get here! So ready to meet them!)
size of the babies: According to our ultrasound on 9/16/15: Baby A is 5lbs 8oz and Baby B is 7lbs 5oz.
total weight gain: 54lbs. My weight gain has seemed to level off.. thank you lord! 
gender: TWO BOYS!!!
maternity clothes: 100%. You will see me in the same thing over and over again now. I don't want to spend any more money on maternity clothes. Plus some of my maternity stuff is getting tight in the belly.. grrrreeeaaatt.. I hope to make it through. 

stretch marks: Yes.. I'm now starting to see purplish lines around my belly button and various other places. Not cool. Is what it is though. 
movement: still very active. They stretch, kick, and move quite a bit. 
sleep: Ugh.. pregnancy insomnia is definitely here..lately it's been hard to sleep. These little rascals are ready to kick nonstop when I'm ready to lay down. I move around but it's hard to get comfortable. My hips are sore and getting up every 2 hours to pee doesn't help. My belly is now so big that the weight definitely pulls at my hips. My snuggle pillow is almost too big though. I've been flipping the pillow over and using a couch pillow under my belly. Bed time is an ordeal these days. And the heartburn is back with a vengeance. I wake up choking basically with heartburn, fun times I tell ya!
missing: Deli meat, raw sushi, medium rare steaks, and fun cocktails.

have you told friends/family: Yep! Everyone should know by now. If you see me, you know I'm preggo. 
cravings/aversions: Rice and beans from a Mexican restaurant, chocolate ice cream with almonds or blueberries, watermelon, special K cereal, peach milkshakes from Chickfila, and sweets. I also started wanting chicken biscuits in the morning. I can not be trusted with sweets as of lately... please hide them from me! Oh my new obsession is bananas, peanut butter, and chocolate milk. My hubs thinks it's the grossest thing ever. 

symptoms: I have to pee ALL the time! Heartburn has made another appearance. I can feel the boys kicking my ribs so I feel like they are still head down but just getting longer in length. 
cries: I seriously tear up at EVERYTHING.

labor signs: No.. not a damn thing! My doctor said today that my cervix is still completely closed. It's soft but closed.

belly button in or out: It's definitely poking out. Certain dresses or shirts you can definitely see it.

wedding rings on or off: They've been off completely since the end of July. My hands and fingers are so swollen these days they are stiff and painful. Fun times over here!
the hubs is: finally on board with being ready to the meet the boys. His new thing is poking my belly and getting them all active and kicking.. not cool. I think he thinks it's his way of interacting and playing with them. 
babies are: now according to what to expect about 6 lbs and 20 inches long with soft bones and cartilage to allow a safer journey through the exit door. Most of their systems (from circulatory to musculoskeletal) are just about ready for prime time, though their digestion system- which has done only practice runs so far- will kick into gear as they take their first suckle at the breast or bottle.
looking forward to: meeting our boys.. I know I'm going to trade this tired into a whole different level of tired. I know I will trade this uncomfortable body in for a completely different uncomfortable but I'm kinda over being pregnant at this point. I'm only truly comfortable when I'm asleep and that's not all the frequent.  

best moments: Everything is all set and ready for the boys. It feels good to be ready. 


  1. 2 of my best friends have twins, one was 37 weeks when she had her C-section and the other was 38 weeks 3 days when she had hers!! Congrats on making it this far!

  2. Yay!!! So happy to see you got this far! My friend had twins last year at 35 weeks 4 days and they were fine but really small so I know every week on the inside counts! So excited for you all and can't wait to hear the good news!