August 24, 2012

33 Weeks Pregnancy Update

How far along are you? 

33 Weeks
Whoo-hoo! We made it to 33 weeks! :)

Total weight gain? 

I have gained 8 pounds.

Any doctor news?

Tuesday: Was such a crappy day! Reagan woke up with a sore throat, cough, fever, and throwing up.  My mom took him to the doctor for me as I was supposed to go to Nick's work for a baby shower.  Turns out Rea was pretty sick.  I made a sick bed for him at home and we laid down and watched TV.  (I called Nick and told him I wouldn't be able to attend the baby shower at work.) Then I started getting some really bad stomach pains on my right side.  It was a constant pain for over 2 hours.  I couldn't deal with it and a throwing up little man, so my mom graciously took him back to her house.  After the pain still wasn't going away,  I called the doctor who told me to go to the hospital.  My dad came home from work and watched Reagan and my niece Charlotte so my mom could take me to the hospital. I was hooked up to the monitors for a couple of hours and then finally released.  They weren't really sure what the pain was.  My doctor was concerned it might be my appendix (I guess it is pretty common for a pregnant woman to need her appendix out... geesh.) The pain has gotten a lot better. So now I am thinking the babies were probably on a nerve or something. I think if it was the appendix, I would still be in bad pain there.   Anyway. Left the hospital on official bed-rest. Reagan slept at my parents' house on Tuesday and Wednesday night. (FYI- he is doing much better!) 

Wednesday: I went to the babies' doctor this day and everything looked good! Harper is pretty much right on top of Hudson.  He was pretty calm but reacted every time I was uncomfortable or in pain. We were laughing that he was already becoming a "Mama's Boy". Harper on the other hand (still breech) was a wild woman.  She was flipping the whole time and had her feet and hands up by her head. Crazy girl. 

Friday: Today was a good Dr. app. She was thrilled that I made it to 33 weeks and felt very confident that I would make it to 35! My stomach is measuring 43 weeks (holy big belly!) Harper is in the 50 % and Hudson is in the 30 %. She isn't too worried about Hudson's size, but wants to watch it.  We will have another growth check with the twins' Dr. in 2 weeks.  If he hasn't caught up and if Harper continues to increase in size, leaving Hudson behind, they will schedule a C-section for that week.  So wow. Looks like 35 weeks is going to be an exciting week.  I can't believe my babies will be here so soon! 

Best moment ?

Nick's work had a really sweet baby shower for the twins on Tuesday.  They were very generous and spoiled the babies for sure. I should have taken some pictures of the clothes- seriously adorable.  Plus they sent me home the leftover desserts. Holy smokes. I have been eating the cakes every chance I get.

Another crazy/fun moment this week was when Nick put in the car seats. 
Holy realness! 

Worst moment ?
Definitely the pain in my stomach on Tuesday.

Yes, they are both still really active.
Especially at night.

Maternity Clothes?
Since I'm home on bed rest, I pretty much look like hell.
I have been wearing sports bras and Nick's athletic shorts.
Real hot. Let me tell you. 

Stretch Marks?
Yes. Still the same one.

1 boy- Hudson Brooks and 1 girl- Harper Grace

I have been EXHAUSTED.
 It feels just like the first trimester when all I wanted to do is sleep. 
The Dr. said this is normal and will honestly only get worse in these last few weeks.

Food cravings or aversions?
Pretty much the same. 
I am still loving plums the best right now.
I eat 2-3 plums a day!

What I miss?
I miss running errands! Although I'm not really sure it would feel very good to walk the isles of Target right now, I really miss being able to shop when I want!

What I'm looking forward to?
I am looking forward to this weekend. 
We have no plans, but I am excited to spend time with my boys!

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
*Pack the babies' hospital bag


Amber said...

Harper sounds like she is going to be trouble;) Aubree was wild like that in my belly, too. I am glad your Dr thinks you will make it to 35 weeks!! How exciting all of this is! Try to enjoy your bed rest! Poor Reagan, we have not had any vomiting sickness with the babes yet (knock on wood) but I dread the day when the babes have to go through that. I am glad he is feeling better and your parents are so sweet to take him for you!!

Amy said...

What a week you had, lady! Glad to hear you & Reagan are both feeling better! Cash has the play mat too! He LOVES it! He would lay there forever if I let him. Have a great, relaxing weekend!

Victoria said...

What a crazy week! I am so thrilled with the positive news you received from Dr. Kwatra! I am excited for every week ahead! Love you! Mom

the Momma Bird said...

Oh goodness! I'm so glad to see things are progressing nicely! I had a pain like that but it turns out it was Abigail moving from head down to breech! Little stinker.
So exciting to be at 33wks! (well almost 34 now) Not too much longer for either of us! I have my appt next week, so we shall see how babies are doing!
PS. love their names - I've always loved them :)

KRISTIN said...

Wahoo! Yay 33 weeks! :) I cannot believe you've only gained 8 pounds, PLEASE tell me your secrets!

I had super bad pain in my side a few months ago...they thought it was my appendix too, but after they ruled that out they thought it was stretching. Who knew stretching could be that painful!

glad R is feeling better. :)