Well, we're 36 weeks pregnant with these twin girlies of mine! I truly cannot believe how fast time is flying with this pregnancy. This week we've pretty much been napping, walking in this gorgeous fall weather with little Jackie boy, and being spoiled by my sweet friends and family. My mom and I have been walking together almost every day with our pooches, and we've had lots of visitors that bring us coffee, flowers, and just wonderful visits which really have boosted my spirits.
The girls both reached 5lbs this week! We are so so blessed that they have been growing so well thus far, however Baby A has slowed a little too much in her growth so we have another ultrasound this week to decipher if they need to induce a little bit early. Likely her placenta is starting to degrade due to the lack of space in there (I feel ya lady), so the girls might be better off on the outside at this point. But 5 pounds!! Hallelujah!
The end of this pregnancy has been incredibly uncomfortable, so those visits and little outings have been super helpful to boost my mood when I start wallowing in self-pity. I've been struggling with a torn ab muscle for the past few weeks, and the pain has just been getting worse and worse as these babes pack on the pounds and run out of space. I've been experiencing a little bit of sciatic pain, sleeping troubles, and crazy heartburn, but the worst of it all is PUPPP (Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy) on my poor belly. I got some crazy stretch marks on my belly and these past 2 weeks, they've been so so so incredibly itchy... I finally did some research and figured out it isn't just itchy skin, it's actually a rash that commonly happens in a multiples pregnancy. Definitely looking forward to seeing the end of that! I've also been having some pretty crazy, but irregular contractions over the past few weeks which keep making me think labor is coming, and then they just stop. At my appointment I was 100% effaced and 2cm dilated so it really could happen at any time, but so far these contractions have just been a big old tease!
But enough of the woahs! I'm so so excited that the time is so near to meet these sweet little girls... my doctor has told us that we will be induced for sure by September 23rd, but after this week's appointment it could be sooner! 9 days or less until these babies are in my arms and I just can hardly wrap my brain around that fact! Our bags are packed, car seats installed, all that we need now are the girls!
I hope you're having the most wonderful day! Take care, lovelies!