TTC: 2.5 years, got knocked up the 30th cycle
What: Twins, a boy (Ocean) and a girl (Ever)
How I am feeling: Ready. I just want to meet them NOW! So does hubby, even Mr. Patience is asking them to be born soon. I am experiencing all kinds of pain no one told me was going to happen. I also feel so excited. I woke up last night wet and thought my water broke and I was really, really happy. But then I realized I was just super sweaty from night sweats. I feel very anxious because as we all know, even though I plan on having water break and then easy-peasy c-section, you never know what could happen!
Weight gain: 32 pounds
Cravings: I would really like a bagel and cream cheese. Also some spaghetti. Definitely could go for some ice cream. For a few more weeks though I will be sticking with the protein and low carbs. I will admit I have slowly been eating bits and pieces of my Easter candy stash. Whoops!
Milestones: I started weekly OB appointments and lost part of my mucous plug. We can see the babies going crazy from the outside. The babies are both super breathers now, and they breathe the whole time we have BPPs (they are not really breathing, but their little practice movements).
Signs of labor: As of last week, I am 50% effaced but not dilated. The babies have dropped. I think I am going to explode soon!
Here is the belly! I am really surprised that at NINE months gestation with twins I am not bigger. You can see that my stretch marks are pretty brutal. They actually hurt now as well. If you are in this predicament, I have tried everything and the most soothing thing for the painful stretch marks is vaseline!! Works like a charm! I keep that and Preparation H next to my bed. Yummy!
I went to the specialist today and the kids passed the BPP in just a few minutes with flying colors. They asked me if I am ever going to have these babies. The monkeys seem perfectly happy where they are! They are positioned in a way that has my uterus stretched to the absolute max so she said my uterus is bound to rebel anyday and she can't believe it hasn't already. I guess I have a very flexible uterus!