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Twin Pregnancy Weeks 33-34

Hi everyone!

I can’t believe I’m reaching the homestretch of this pregnancy.  When this journey started back in March I never in a million years thought I’d be at this point with two very healthy babes growing inside of me.  Life can certainly be crazy.  Since the pregnancy is changing fast and I have a lot more appointments these days, I thought I’d start doing these updates every two weeks until the twins arrive instead of every month.  They will be here by the end of November so we only have a few more updates left!

Here’s how it has been going…

 

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Twin Pregnancy Weeks 33-34

Bump Watch…

I feel huge!  The bump is heavy and feels like it is getting bigger daily!  This photo is 33 weeks.

How I’ve Been Feeling…

I have been feeling pretty rough.  The pain in my ribs feels like I have a broken rib and it doesn’t feel like it’s going to let up.  Sitting in a chair is still really painful and standing often hurts too.  I’ll spare you all the details but my feet are hurting from a flare-up of plantar fasciitis, my back hurts and I can’t walk up a flight of stairs without stopping.  Sleep is challenging. The headaches have come back for a few random days, but I’m so grateful they haven’t hit daily again.  I’ve been spending big chunks of the day in a recliner in our basement because it’s the only place I can get a little relief.  I’ve had a few days where that doesn’t even help.

We got the all clear from the doctor to turn our hot tub down to a pregnancy safe temperature and use it for pain relief.  That has been wonderful.  I can only do that on days where it is not too cold because the water temp really isn’t that hot.  I’m hoping for a mild November!

I’ve done some reading on twin pregnancies and it seems like feeling this bad at this point in the pregnancy is pretty normal with two.  I’m trying to stay as positive as I can and take it one day at a time.  I’m at a point where I’ve pretty much stopped planning to do anything out of the house.  If I have a good day and can get out for an errand I will, but I’m not pushing it at all.

Again, I’m not complaining just merely documenting.

 

Doctor’s Appointments…

On a much more positive and important note, the boys are totally healthy and doing great!

I’ve had two doctor’s appointments since we last talked.  The first was with my regular OB.  She checked the babies heartbeats quickly and said they were great.  We talked about the pain I’ve been in and she said that is to be expected with two.  They ran a blood test on my liver just to make sure that wasn’t the problem.  The test came back fine.  They continue to think the pain is something muscle-skeletal… whatever that means. 🙂

I also had an appointment with the high-risk doctor where they did a more complete ultrasound of the babies to check for signs of early labor and their growth.  They found no signs of early labor so far.  The boys are growing great.  They are really long, thin and have big heads!  Baby A is head down and Baby B is breech again.  They both weighed almost 4.5 pounds… which means I already have nearly 9 pounds of baby.   Since they were on the thin side, they are going to check them again a week earlier than normal to make sure they plump up.  Regardless the doctor said they were beautiful babes and the Hubs and I feel SO lucky that they are growing and we are past the stage where they’d have more serious problems if they were born early.

If I don’t go into labor on my own and everything keeps looking good they will plan an induction or c-section (depending on the babies position) at 37-38 weeks.  Generally, it’s not healthy for the Mom or babies to carry twins to 40 weeks.

 

Highlights…

The Hubs and I finally finished our master bathroom!

AND… I got my maternity photos back.  Check them all out here.

twin maternity photos

 

Food Aversions or Cravings…

I’m still at the point where nothing really sounds good to me.  I had not even been very hungry, but in the past few days, my appetite has picked back up.  The only cravings  I’ve had this week were for a poke bowl one night… which I got with cooked shrimp.  I also really wanted a chocolate cake.  There isn’t any cake in the house, so maybe we can make that happen this weekend.   I’ve yet to have any really strong or strange cravings.

 

Fitness…

On a good day, I will walk to the end of my street and back just to try to keep moving.  I’ve also been trying to stretch and do a few very basic yoga moves to stay a little flexible and help my feet.  Neither of those things resembles actual fitness at all though.   I haven’t been to my prenatal yoga class because it hurts to drive and it’s 30 minutes away.

I’ve come to terms with the fact that fitness just isn’t possible for a while.  That does mean one EPIC comeback is happening in 2019.

 

Nursery…

The nursery is almost done!  I’m just waiting on my window shade and a pillow to arrive.  There are also a few things left to hang and some minor organization and clean up to do.  The Hubs has really stepped up and put together pretty much the entire thing because of how I’ve been feeling.

 

Gender and Names…

We are 99% sure of our names BUT we changed our minds and decided to wait to announce them when they arrive!  So, for now, the BOYS are still Baby A and Baby B.

That about wraps it up!  I actually have another doctor’s appointment today and another growth scan a week from Wednesday.  I’ll keep you posted.

Catch Up Here

By | 2018-10-26T09:36:46+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Friends & Family, Fun, Twin Pregnancy|14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. Jean November 7, 2018 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    I remember how I felt when I was only pregnant with one baby who was 7 lbs. I cannot imagine carrying two babies. You are so brave. It won’t be too long now and how exciting to have two baby boys. You look beautiful in your pictures. A beautiful woman creating life. Is there anything better!!

  2. Judith October 27, 2018 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    Hang in there. You’ve got this. Praying for a safe delivery. God had truly blessed you!

  3. [email protected] October 27, 2018 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    So very much going on! I already told you how much I love that bathroom! So glad the twins are healthy!

  4. Blane Sherer October 26, 2018 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    Glad all is going well for baby A and baby B.
    Hang in there mommy ( smile ).

  5. Lisa Ballantyne October 26, 2018 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    You look great, and I can feel your excitement building! I’m sure I speak for all of your subscribers when I say that we are so happy for you and your husband!

  6. Meagan October 26, 2018 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Sounds about right… I started to reach intolerable around 37 weeks with 1 – he was 8 lbs 6 oz at birth! I can’t imagine carrying 2 at once! You’re doing great!

  7. Betty October 26, 2018 at 10:37 am - Reply

    So happy for y’all you look beautiful

  8. Andrea on Vacation October 26, 2018 at 9:33 am - Reply

    Ugh, bummer about all the pain but soon you’ll be a mama! I’m looking foward to reading about your epic 2019 fitness comeback. Those will make for some excellent blog posts.

  9. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real October 26, 2018 at 8:44 am - Reply

    I had no idea it wasn’t healthy for a mom carrying twins to go to the full 40 weeks. Crazy to think you’re already carrying 9 pounds of baby and the boys are still going to go! So happy to hear you’re able to get some pain relief in the hot tub per your doctor’s permission. Fingers crossed you have a lot of mild weather so you can continue using it. Have a great weekend Julie 🙂

  10. Shelley Marcy October 26, 2018 at 8:21 am - Reply

    I haven’t written in so long. Somehow I stopped getting your blog notes. I’m just catching up and WOW! Guess I missed a little bit😉. Julie, God has this. You don’t need to try to get through. Offer yourself up to Him before your sore feet hit the floor each morning and before that head hits the pillow each night. You are a daughter of the most high God.

  11. Susie @ Suzlyfe October 26, 2018 at 8:20 am - Reply

    Your poor poor body is working so hard creating those babies that it #canteven with functioning for you! I know that we want those babies in that oven as long as possible, but I hope for you that you are comfortable and pain free ASAP. So many HUGE hugs. I dunno if it *might* help, but I took excedrin tension headache starting in the hospital, but they said that I could have used it sparingly before. It is Tylenol + caffeine so I take 2 at a time (and that is about it for the day bc of the caffeine but it is still way under the recommended limit) and basically try to ride it out. Maybe ask? I dont know if it will help but I didnt even know it was an option before I was having my migraine il n the hospital! Major hugs xoxo

  12. Mary Jean Henson October 26, 2018 at 8:13 am - Reply

    You are nearly there. So glad the little guys are healthy. Sounds like you are listening to your body and acting accordingly.

  13. Wendy October 26, 2018 at 7:27 am - Reply

    I think you look beautiful! Pregnancy is hard and I’ve only had singletons! I can’t imagine carrying twins. You are almost there mama!!!!

  14. Heather Brown October 26, 2018 at 6:50 am - Reply

    You are gorgeous! I also think you look small for twins but pictures can also be deceiving 😉 Regardless, they are healthy and you look marvelous and I can just tell your excitement! I am so so so sorry you are dealing with so many pains! Gosh, Julie, I can’t imagine. I know you aren’t complaining because I was the same way documenting, but I just wish something would take it away. Well, besides delivery 😉 Funny I had acid reflux SO SO bad with both kids. I took Zantac with Nolan, but never did with A. I swear to you, it’s like I pushed that out with the baby. As soon as they were born, it was gone! Hang in there- I can’t believe you are so near the home stretch!!

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