Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Post holiday

I hope everyone had a good holiday. I was so looking forward to it, it’s a little depressing now that it’s over. I had a bit of a shaky start before the weekend. Last Friday my mild tummy ache turned into full blown stomach ache. My entire lower abdomen hurt. I was in a lot of pain and couldn’t get comfortable no matter which position I chose. My sleep was fitful, I woke up every hour or two. Saturday morning I felt terrible. I had a couple of bouts of diarrhea (sorry, TMI), had chills and slept all day. Sleeping all day was a bad idea because I couldn’t sleep Saturday night. When I weighed myself Sunday morning, I had lost almost 2 ½ lbs! Not a good thing when trying to feed and grow 2 additional little peeps. Luckily, I felt much better on Sunday and we had some family visit for Christmas Eve. It was lovely to see everyone, I finally got to meet my little nephew (actually, he’s not so little at a hefty 16lbs at only 4 months old!)

We had more family on Christmas Day; it was great to interact with people once again. I have to admit, I got up a lot more than I’m used to but it all seemed ok.

I had another doctor’s appointment this morning. We were looking forward to seeing the babies, so we were a little let down when the sonographer only did a quick swipe of my belly. I guess the main purpose was to check the cervical length. Good news is that it’s hardly changed, actually it was longer than before but since the readings aren’t exact we assume it just hasn’t changed. No growth measurements on the babes, but we did see them move around and they’re also both head down now. They’ve been pretty active and I can feel specific limbs (although I don’t know which ones). Unlike other people I’ve talked to, the jabs, movements and kicks don’t hurt. The only ones that are uncomfortable are when they roll directly over my bladder.

Everything looks good. The doctor did say they could arrive any day, you just never know with my history. We’re still shooting for 36 weeks, so hopefully I have 5 more weeks with them. My fundal height measured 40 weeks, which means my belly is measuring what a singleton pregnancy is at 40 weeks.

The only thing the nurse commented was my 1lb weight gain in the past 2 weeks (remember, I lost 2 ½ lbs the other day). It has gotten really hard to have an appetite. I had lunch yesterday and never got hungry again. I forced a ½ bagel down at 10pm last night because I felt I should have eaten something. Even my sweet tooth has abandoned me as well as my junk food cravings. I’m running out of room. Instead I like to concentrate on breathing which I don’t take for granted any more. Everything is squished upwards to make room. It’s hard to take a breath sometimes. And forget about getting up or rolling over. Mike and I have gotten very creative on how to get me up. Although if you watched us, you'd think you were watching an episode of 'I Love Lucy'.

1 comment:

Kj said...

glad to hear everything is going well for you.