I thought I’d give you a little update on our twin pregnancy. Things seem to be moving along without to many complications other than the fact that I am really feeling how big I am getting. Ugh…bending down and picking things up is becoming a chore, sitting isn’t even comfortable. I am half way through my 31st week. They are hoping to keep them in there until 38 weeks but many twins come at 35 weeks. It’s so funny I know 3 other couples having twins, 2 of them have delivered. It’s been fun watching them and hopefully learning from them too!
Everyone says I’m not that big, it sure feels like it and the scale is definitely showing the weight gain. Those babies aren’t lacking for extra pounds believe me! The big changes this week have been swelling. I was really hoping that I was going to get away without any swelling but no such luck this week it showed up in the hands and feet. I find if I lay down on my side it helps to reduce it but boy oh boy no fun! And my new best friends are my running shoes, usually I live in flip flops but the last week or two I realized my feet and legs needed some help carrying around all that weight.
So far they have not put me on bed rest yet and if I don’t have any high blood pressure issues (fingers crossed) I think they will let me keep a moderate activity level. I do try and take a 30 min walk a day in the neighborhood and then work but usually around 3/4 each day I notice my body telling me it’s time to take a break so I camp on my side and work on the computer.
I can’t wait until next week is over. We will be in the new house (see updated on the house here) and although we will be without a kitchen and they will still be working on it we will at least be starting to get settled into our new home and I can lay around more if necessary.
** Follow along with the progress of our 2 months, 2 babies, 1 house blog series here. Be sure to check back this week or on Facebook to see the progress I am posting daily pictures on our FB page and Instagram!