Wednesday, March 17, 2010

8 Month Stats

TTC: 2.5 years, got knocked up the 30th cycle

What: Twins, a boy (Ocean) and a girl (Ever)

How I am feeling: Uncomfortable! I feel like my skin might explode soon. But mostly I am feeling anxious! Being on bedrest now I have few distraction and I think about them all day; when will they get here, will they be okay, will they like me, etc.

Weight gain: 27 pounds

Cravings: EVERYTHING!! I am on the GD diet and am starving and all the tasty Easter candy is out. I am going to buy some and it put it in my hospital bag because the doctor assured me that once my placentas are removed I should be able to eat chocolate again. You can only eat so much meat, eggs and cheese before you just want to go on a bagel binge!

Milestones: The babies have passed all BPP's. I also had my first trip to L&D. It was surprisingly calm there. They are total wiggle worms and I can feel and now SEE them move on the outside. Last night Ocean had hiccups and we could see them!

Signs of labor: Contractions. Real ones, not braxton hicks. They hurt and I panic. Two weeks ago my cervix was still 3.7 long so they don't appear to be doing anything. I hope they check on it tomorrow. I am a numbers nazi!

I watched 16 and Pregnant again today. Can't help it. Next week's episode showed a girl with bad back labor screaming and screaming. So . .

Dear Lord,

Thank you for blessing me with twins so that I can have a c-section no questions asked.


I am going to show you a belly picture, although I haven't really wanted to. My stretch marks are the most hideous things I have ever seen. I just get more and more and they get bigger and bigger. Luckily I don't bare my navel often so it's not the end of the world, but it is still pretty gross.

This is the belly at 32 weeks . . . .


It's really scary, I know. If you are trying to get pregnant, thinking about getting pregnant, or are newly pregnant, don't be afraid. This isn't normal.


  1. I, for one, think your belly is adorable!! :)

  2. Me too!! I'm with Kelly!! Super cute!! I know it must be hard on you now, but there are TWO babies in there!!!! :)

  3. You look great! (the color of the marks fades.. and really, later on, you are almost proud of the marks from making 2 people. Someday, you will be happy you have those pictures. Maybe even just to lay a guilt trip on Ocean & Ever!)

    Great the BPPs are going well!!

    I'm telling you - try Jell-o Fat Free Sugar Free Instant Chocolate Pudding. Do it.

  4. Ashley, I too agree with Jill on the SF jello and pudding!!! LOVE IT! I love the belly pic! Absolutely adorable and I want to rub it!! LOL! So cute!!


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