Here’s the belly at 32w5d:
Luckily the nose bleeds were not a lasting symptom. However, the fatigue has come back in full force. I probably wake up 5 to 6 tines at night. Steve only makes it through a few minutes of my snoring before he has to leave the room to go sleep somewhere else, leaving Gracie with me. Gracie shoves me to where i’m only taking up about a quarter of the bed and then she wants to get up at 7 to eat breakfast and go outside. I think last night might be the last night the doggie gets to sleep with me until after babies.
New symptoms: itchiness… my eyes and upper belly where my rib cage would normally be. I think baby B is kicking me in the ribs, i wouldn’t be shocked if I looked down and saw black and blue. That’s the most painful area to touch. I imagine the skin separating from my rib cage similar to how cooks separate the skin off of a chicken or turkey to season the bird making it extra tasty.
My friend Mandy is throwing me a virtual baby shower which is a cute idea! I don’t know many people in Baltimore yet… having only lived here 2 weeks… so it’s nice seeing familiar faces and comments on facebook of loved ones. Speaking of familiar faces, my friend Tiffany is coming out this weekend to see me and of course the baby bump. It’s been FOREVER since I got to see her. I can’t wait.
Overall I’m feeling very pregnant, gigantic, and useless. As I told my dad I find myself giving myself a pep talk just to get up from a chair or the couch. It’s hard to image how huge I’m going to get these next few weeks until the boys decide to arrive.
I like to go back to my sister’s blog every now and then to compare our first time baby bellies. She is the closest person to having the same body type as me so it’s pretty neat to see how different the twin belly is. Here’s us side-by-side, both at 31 weeks
Now that we’re in Baltimore it feels like the days are flying by! I have so much to post about but we’ve been swamped trying to settle in not to mention I’m pretty useless. Here’s a pic at 31w5d:
The newest symptom this week is nose bleeds. I woke up to one last night around 6 and had one randomly on Saturday. I’ve tried sleeping with a humidifier but I don’t notice a difference yet. http://www.justmommies.com/articles/nose-bleeds-pregnancy.shtml
We have been swamped these last couple weeks but we still managed to take a belly photo at 30w5d. We used the iPhone so it’s a little grainy.
I have definitely been feeling pregnant lately. I feel HUGE. It’s hard to move around and the swelling is painful.
Here’s my belly at 28w5d.
It’s been a very hectic week. Steve’s mom flew into town and helped us pack up the rest of our condo (Thank you Cindy!!! Couldn’t have done it without you!), Steve gave his thesis talk, we had movers come and we packed up the POD, and now we’re at Pat’s house (Steve’s boss) for two weeks until we fly out to Baltimore. I’ll add another post with pics from Steve’s talk in a bit.
I’ve been incredibly sore and uncomfortable and feeling very pregnant this week. Probably from overdoing it and long days of being on my feet. I get pretty bad lower back pains and my feet and hands are extremely swollen most of the time. I’m also back to being exhausted 24/7. I think my belly has grown a lot since last week. Another new symptom this week is hip pain. I have to sleep on my sides (that’s what they recommend) but all of the weight pressing into the mattress is uncomfortable and causes me to wake up every hour or so to switch positions. Sounds like lots of complaining but it’s really not that bad at all. I don’t feel quite as nauseous as I did last week and as long as I try to stay off my feet I feel great.
Here’s a picture of my belly at 27w5d.
The thing I noticed the most this week is swelling. I can no longer see the bones in my feet and it hurts to walk around barefoot for too long. Same with my hands. it’s not that noticeable to other people but if i were to pull my fingers in and make a fist it hurts. I’m trying to drink lots of water which means multiple mid-night trips to the bathroom. 3 weeks until we’re in Baltimore.
Here’s the boys at 26w5d.
I have gained about 22 pounds. It’s getting uncomfortable to sit without slouching or to get out of bed. Even in bed, rolling from my left to my right side and vice versa involves a lot of grunting. We have one more month in San Fran before we fly to Baltimore. Here’s to hoping I’m not too huge to fly!
These babies are growing fast! Here they are at 25w5d.
My hip bones are starting to disappear.
This photo was taken at 24w5d
I have gained almost 20 pounds at this point. Keep growing little guys!