So here I am, still pregnant at 36 weeks and change with twins. I wasn’t sure I would make it this far. You just never know. There are so many complications that can arise. Fortunately for me, my pre-term labor scare was just that, a scare. I am so glad I took the proper precautions though. I am glad the babies stayed put and continued to develop.
Now? I am ready for them to arrive. I am so ready to not be pregnant anymore. Things hurt. Moving in any capacity is a challenge, and driving sucks. I do have some good news though, I am no longer on bed rest. Don’t be too happy for me though. All those things I mentioned above? Pretty much keep me from moving too far from home. Granted it’s not been a day yet. I am going to ease into daily walks (short ones!) and doing a few more things around home. Just because I am not on strict bed rest doesn't mean I can go out and start training for my next 1/2 marathon. (Wouldn’t that be nice though?)
So, basically we wait for labor to start or, in less than 2 weeks we would schedule an induction or c-section. So, as far away as that seems, the end is in sight!
I took photos for this post but I just can’t bring myself to post them. I assure you I am big. Bigger than last time. Why I thought it was a good idea to take pictures first thing in the morning is beyond me. So for now, I am keeping them for myself to look back on in shock and awe. To be fair, I don’t think I look freaky huge. Yet. If this thing goes on for two more weeks, we might reach circus side show status.
As for the babies, a week ago they were estimated to be 4 pounds 13 ounces and 6 pounds 11 ounces. Our little boy is continuing to put on the lb’s! They are both within acceptable ranges and are simply different humans and are different sizes. I am hoping at this point baby girl is over 5 pounds. We won’t really know until they come out into the world, as ultrasound measurements can be off by quite a bit especially late in the game.
36 week stats:
Weeks along: 36 weeks and a few days
Weight gain: Still in the 40+ range. Hoping to stay under 50, but I don’t have much control over that anymore.
Symptoms: General uncomfortable-ness. Frequent trips to the bathroom at night. Not being able to sit upright.
Workout status: Zilch, but hoping to do a little walking as long as I have the energy.
Eats: I wasn’t doing any cooking the past few weeks, so I got what I was given. Luckily, my husband enjoys cooking and is good at it. I have way less room for food, though. I get full fast.
Cravings: None still.
Clothing: I am pretty much living in sweats and t-shirts these days. I have a handful of maternity t-shirts and tanks I wear on my big outings to the doctor. Otherwise I generally look pretty ridiculous.