August 3, 2012

30 Weeks Pregnancy Update

How far along are you? 
30 Weeks

Total weight gain? 
I have gained 6 pounds.

How big are the babies or any doctor news?
I go to my Dr. on Monday and the twins Dr. on Wednesday, so I can give you more information (and ultrasound pictures)  after that. But according to the babies should be around 3 pounds each (like 2 heads of cabbage).

I tested negative for the gestational diabetes test (yay) but tested positive for anemia (nbd- just need to take an iron pill). 

Best moment ?
1) Overall I have been feeling really good this week.

2) I have loved being out and about with Reagan and hearing him tell people all about the twins. "Mama is having 2 babies- Harper and Hudson". He is so proud.

3) I really enjoyed going to my Mothers of Multiples meeting last night.  After the 2 hour meeting everyone went to a Chinese place for drinks and dinner and I got to know some really nice women who shared a lot of advice with me. (I didn't get home until 10:30 - crazy for me, right?)

Worst moment ?
I feel like there is literally no room left in my belly. I either feel like the babies are all tied up in my rib cage or else about ready to pop out of my cha-cha (tmi? sorry)

Yes. They both are very active. I will miss this!

Maternity Clothes?
Yes, pretty much all the time when I go out. But when I'm around the house I seriously just put on whatever is comfortable. I've been spending a lot of time in my swimsuit cover-ups.  They are light, cool, and easy around the belly! 

Stretch Marks?
Yes, I have gotten some. I am not as diligent as I was with Reagan when it comes to lotion and such.  I'm always in a rush these days and that is the last thing on my mind.

1 boy- Hudson Brooks and 1 girl- Harper Grace

I am still pretty darn exhausted. But sleep is hard. Just like with any pregnancy I am up to go potty multiple times during the night. The only difference is I need a good shove from Nick because I have a hard time getting up off the bed! (C.O.W!)

Food cravings or aversions?
Not really craving anything lately.  I have officially hit the point of pregnancy when I don't want to eat- there just isn't any room! I am kinda back to the fruit kick.  A plum for dinner is about all I can handle most nights. 

Labor Signs?
My spotting has gotten a lot less since I've been taking it easier. Same with the cramping. I pretty much know I've done too much when I start getting the bad cramps/contractions.  So hopefully these babies will keep on cooking! 

What I miss?
I am missing all of the back to school fun with my team. This is always such a crazy and fun time! Seeing all of you bloggers posting pictures of your room is making me feel pretty nostalgic!

What I'm looking forward to?
I am looking forward to lots next week.
I have 2 dr. appointments, a prenatal massage, a hair appointment, 
and my 2 baby showers!
My sweet friend Holly is throwing me a shower for my work friends on Saturday and my sister Meg and Mom are throwing me a friends and family shower on Sunday. 

Here is my to-do list most recently updated!

Paint the nursery
*Hang the chair rail 
*Buy a bookshelf and set up
* Order / set up the 2nd crib
Order the nursery bedding/decor
*Figure out the car situation/ buy a mini-van?
*Pull out Reagan's baby boy clothes for Hudson/wash
*Borrow Charlotte's baby girl clothes for Harper/wash
*Figure out what other clothes are still needed
*Organize baby closet and dresser
*Read the stack of Twin books on my nightstand
*Borrow twin books from my Mothers of Multiples group and read up
*Finish registering
*Find Reagan's bottles and see what else is needed
*Make baby shower guest list
*Finish and turn in short term disability paperwork
* Clean the house
*Pack my hospital bag
*Make Reagan his big brother bag for when it's baby time
*Make a nursing box full of special activities for Reagan
*Do the first couple of pages in the babies books
*Organize pantry and make room for baby bottles and such
*Start making freezer meals for when the babies arrive


Amy said...

Mandy, you are looking great! What a good big brother already! :) Enjoy your upcoming week! You will be one busy lady!

Erika Trevathan said...

Wow you have accomplished a lot already! I was doing stuff so last minute with my pregnancies, especially the 2nd and 3rd. You go girl!:)

Leah said...

Look at that list dwindling down! You look amazing as always. I can't wait to hear about your showers!

ashleigh said...

wow you look great!!!

Megan said...

You look SO great Mandy!!! You are glowing!! I love how your maternity clothes are things I would wear not pregnant! haha

You really are knocking out your list! Good for you! Having an activity box while nursing is such a great idea!! I can't wait to see what you put inside! idk if we will have another baby or not but I think that is such a great idea so the older sibling keeps busy and might not feel as jealous! :)

Can't wait to see the nursery finished! :)

Hayley said...

Reading this gives me flashbacks BIG time! Enjoy every moment because the babies will be here before you know it. If you didn't register for an Itzben, you need to get one. It's basically like a timer and it has other functions, but I only used it for feedings...I had one for each baby, but returned one and just used a different button (other than feeding) to keep the time on the other baby. It was super handy and I'm so glad I had one because you think you will remember when the babies ate last, but when you are sleep deprived or it's in the middle of the night, you will forget! Check for one online (I think a girl I worked with purchased one on amazon).Oh, and thanks for nominating me!

Amber said...

I had forgotten about the end when you are too "full" to eat anything!! You look adorable and these last weeks are going to fly by!

Jennifer Vanzant said...

6 pounds?? really? im so jealous hah! I gained most of my weight after that 30 week mark because they grow so fast so quick! I know how you feel on "how can they possibly get any bigger" because you feel like you dont have any more room! Well, somehow they do hah! I miss being pregnant so badly! I hope you are enjoying EVERY second! You look wonderful momma and congratulations! Cant wait to see US photos!! Good luck:)

Jamie said...

You look GREAT girl!

They'll be here before you know it!

Anonymous said...

You loo kso cute!!