Thursday, August 30, 2018

Weeks 26-27 Update

I'm now 27w4d pregnant. I'm considering myself in the third trimester although I know some places don't say you are until 28 weeks. I only have 9.5 weeks to go before the babies come. I've been feeling pretty crappy lately. I've been at both the hospital and my OB's office for high blood pressures. I'm swelling soooo bad now that I'm pretty much in constant pain.

I had my baby shower last weekend and it was really nice. I only have a couple more things to buy before the babies come.

My next MFM appointment/growth scan is next Tuesday and my next OB appointment is next Wednesday. After that, I'll switch to every 2 weeks and then in October I'll switch to every week. I also have my glucose test at my OB's office next week. I did another 24 hour urine test yesterday so I'm waiting on the results from that today.

I've gained a lot of weight, about 38 pounds since I started. My OB told me a lot of that is swelling though and not to worry about it. It's so hard though as I'm terrified I won't be able to lose it after the babies come. My stomach is still small for having twins, but my legs and huge. As of right now I still don't have any stretch marks on my stomach.

My OB put me on Zoloft because I was having a lot of prenatal depression and anxiety. It sucks though because it gives me a headache and makes me sick. I still have to take my Zofran every day to keep from throwing up.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Weeks 24-25 Update

I'm now 25w1d. I've passed the viability mark for the babies!! They've been growing well. At my 24 week appointment they each weighed 1lb6oz. They're doing their practice breathing motions now. I've been dealing with contractions more often now and they're starting to get more uncomfortable. I actually went to the hospital with them last night but everything checked out okay. They did a test to see if I was at an increased risk of delivering in the next 2 weeks which came back negative thank goodness. As far as my weight gain I'm at 26 pounds now. It's a little more than I'd like to see but I'm carrying it very well. I'm mostly all stomach at this point and my belly button is flat now and slightly protrudes at the top. Still no stretch marks on my stomach at all, although I do have a few creeping up my side/back. I don't go to the doctor again until 28 weeks, and then I will switch to every 2 weeks. At 32 weeks I'll switch to a minimum of once a week until delivery assuming no other complications.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Weeks 22-23 Update

I'm now 23 weeks and 1 day. The twins are doing great and moving constantly. I can see their movements from the outside as well now. I still take Zofran once a day at night time and I don't have any issues with nausea. I definitely have to take Zantac once a day for heartburn or I'm completely miserable. The Zantac doesn't completely relieve it but it does help a lot. I've gained about 21 pounds since I got pregnant.

I've been having issues with my blood pressure shooting up sometimes. Thankfully it doesn't stay high though. I did do a 24 hour urine protein test which came back at 299 and the cutoff was 300, so they're watching me pretty closely to see if I will develop pre-eclampsia.

I go to both my OB and MFM a week from today for my 24 week appointment. I can't wait to see the twins again and make sure everything still looks good.