This week has been very uneventful and I can't say I mind one bit. I had my MFM appt on Wednesday where both boys passed their BioPhysical Profiles with flying colors. However, Baby A turned breech again (seriously, how is there room for all this flipping). Baby A's head is tucked in a way between my ribs that the sonographer couldn't get his MCA dopplers (those are the ones they do on his brain). Baby B is so low in my pelvis that they couldn't get his either. The Dr said that because they have had zero issues up to this point, she isn't worried. We were still able to get their cord flow etc.
I had my obgyn appt yesterday afternoon and again, both boys passed their BPPs very quickly. I also had my first NST. An NST is where they hook up two heart rate monitors (one on each baby) and a contraction monitor to my belly and see how babies respond to my contractions. They run the test for 30 mins. I always have tons of contractions in the afternoons and the NST showed they were 5-7 mins apart. The boys responded just like they should. My belly measured 40 weeks so they've definitely grown! Hallelujah!
Brandon asked me yesterday what was planned for this weekend and I told him not a single thing. I feel a bit like poor April the Giraffe must've felt. Nothing to do but sit around and wait on babies to come. The contractions have picked up in the last few days and are more intense. I also start getting some in the mornings now. My cervix hasn't changed since my last preterm labor scare though so I don't take them seriously. The hospital couldn't accommodate my requested induction date of April 30th/May 1 so I had them move it to May 2nd & May 3rd so one of my favorite obgyns in the practice could deliver me. I don't really think I will make it that far but you never know!
Babies are the size of...2 Honeydew Melons! I have my final growth scan this coming Wednesday but according to my baby app the babies should be about 5 lbs each. I'm not sure if this is accurate for twins (the app is for single baby pregnancies) because I know twins slow their growth after 32 weeks. It would be nice if it were true though!
Maternity Clothes? Yep!
Weight Gain: 2.8 lbs (37.9 lbs total). I was a little shocked to see the number on the scale jump so much this week. My appetite hasn't been all that great and I don't have much room in my stomach. I sure hope every single one of those pounds went straight to the babies!
Symptoms: There is weird symptom I keep forgetting to mention. I have a pins and needles feeling in a spot under my left boob. It doesn't bother me but I assume it's from the baby pressing something up there. I can feel a foot when I push into it. :) Other than that just the usual contractions, cramping and back pain. I have to say the cramping and back pain has gotten much worse this week.
Stretch Marks? Still just the tiny one above my belly button.
Sleep: Not too bad. Still just waking up to pee most nights but I fall back asleep quickly. Lately, I fall asleep within 20 mins of getting in bed. We go to bed right after the kids do so that's pretty early. I'm usually asleep by 9:30 and wake up around 5:30 or 6.
Movement? They are still kicking up a storm in there. Baby A is breech and his kick are powerful and go straight into my right hipbone area. Baby B's kicks feel more subtle but are aimed in my upper left rib cage.
Genders and Twin Type: Identical Baby Boys!
What I Miss... I mentioned here last week that I had been depressed. This week has been much better. I saw a posting for a hair model to go to an Aveda salon and get basically free highlights, shampoo and blowout. I love the way Aveda salons smell and it has been a long time since I've been to a salon. I was there for about 4 hours and it was so nice! Not only did I walk away with pretty highlights but I got a hand massage, scalp massage and overall just was pampered. It really helped turn my mood around and I've been feeling better ever since. It's the little things. :)
Food Cravings: Smoothies! Since there isn't much room, I drink a smoothie every day for breakfast. I use the Vega Protein with Greens powder, some frozen mango/papaya/strawberry/pineapple blend and orange juice. It is so good!
Looking Forward To...meeting the babies. Up until this point, I've been really scared about their birth. and having preemies. Starting yesterday, I am ready for them to be born. I want to see their faces and start our next chapter! My friend Karyn came over yesterday and helped me clean up their car seats and pack my hospital and diaper bag. We are ready!