Marching towards 30 one day at a time. For some reason 30 weeks will feel like a big milestone. I also should mention that I sort of glossed over another 30 milestone...as in 30 years. My day of birth is 2/1. I had a post planned, but it was very much the opposite of monumental. I was actually excited to be 30, probably because of what this year brings for me.
My twenties were awesome. I did what most people do in their 20's...meet an awesome person to spend life with, graduate college, get married, and buy a house. The unexpected things in there were being unemployed for almost a year and of course, finding out our planned pregnancy was twice as nice. I had a lot of fun in my twenties, and while some days I think a night out on the town or doing crazy college aged person things sounds fun, I have been pretty content being more of a homebody the past few years. I enjoy hanging out with a few friends at someone's house, maybe playing some yard games, and enjoying some BBQ and beers quite a bit. Good thing a lot of my friends are having or have had babies recently so they have some little buddies to hang out with when we get together.
We also made a new purchase that sort of has to do with my birthday, since I used the generous birthday money from our parents towards a new iPad 2.
So far I love it. (Duh). I have a smart phone, which essentially does all the same things, but this is so much more practical. It also helps me indulge my lazy side that I have been embracing lately. I know it will come in hand when the wee ones are here, too. Apparently there is an app for charting feeding times, ounces fed, diaper changes, sleep, etc. The more you know I guess.
In pregnancy news, fortunately since the last time we spoke I haven't had any bad bouts of heartburn. ::knocks on wood:: Not sure what it was all about, but I have a feeling it may return.
My biggest gripe this week is what would at any other time in life be a run of the mill head cold. This time though, having a cold while pregnant has really taken it's toll. Each "phase" seems to be lasting double the time. I think I am now over the beginning "feel like death" phase, but have moved into the annoying sneezing, stuffy nose, congestion phase. Also, according to my beloved, I have been snoring in my sleep. As far as I know, I have never snored. The combination of no breathing room, and no breathing passages must be to blame. I feel so attractive right now.
On a brighter note, I had my first baby shower this past weekend. I am beyond blessed with such amazing friends and family. My friends hosted a brunch with amazing food, decor, and great times. The babies got some great gifts, too. They are spoiled already. Two of my good friends are also pregnant and one is due in a little over a month. We are about 6 weeks apart, and here is how our bellies compare. She is all baby and has the cutest bump:
I think it's fun to see how different women carry their babies during pregnancy. My bump seems to just be all over, while hers is a little lower.
Another thing that keeps me in awe is that really, at any point from now on I could start to have complications like pre-term labor. Many Mom's of multiples are put on bed rest already at this point. I am still feelings so, so lucky to still be working full time and for the most part pretty good 90% of the time. My blood pressure is still low, and my aches and pains are relatively mild.
Today we had a growth scan and check up with the Perinatology clinic. We got great news all around. Both babies are head down and they are growing well. Only time will tell if they will stay head down, but it’s a good start!
Weeks along: 27and 6 days
Weight gain: I think I am nearing 30 pounds already. Lord help me. Luckily, I passed my gestational diabetes test.
Symptoms: Active babies, tiredness, some aches, thirst, and I think I am starting to waddle slightly. Workout status: Keeping up the walks. Besides my week off from being sick, walking is going well. reading on the iPad is really nice and helps pass the time.
Eats: Same old. I still like the things I did pre-pregnancy just as much.
Cravings: Still no cravings that I can tell. It’s a good thing I guess.
Clothing: Starting to run out of options for things like pajamas and workout shirts. My usual T-shirts are coming up short. Literally. Time to start wearing the extra large variety found in Mr. BKL’s closet.