How far along: 27 weeks yesterday!
Size of Babies: As always, R & T are a little bigger than my Baby Center emails say they should be. At Thursday's appointment, Reese weighed 2 pounds 3 oz (53rd percentile), and Truett weighed 2 lbs. 12 oz (over 95th percentile)! They are apparently about the size of a cauliflower (in weight)...apparently Truett is a very LARGE one!
Please say some special prayers for Baby Reese. Our fetal/maternal specialist wants to keep an eye on her because she's quite a bit smaller than Truett. He just wants to make sure she stays on her own growth curve and doesn't start to fall off of it.
Total Weight Gain/Lost: At the doctor Thursday, I have gained 39 pounds. My goal was around the 45-50 mark, so I'm hoping I can steadily increase and end up somewhere between 50 and 60 pounds. We will see. I'm not really concerned about it, honestly. I don't want to go crazy, but as long as the babies are healthy and growing, I'm okay with it.
Maternity Clothes: Pretty much all the time. If it's not maternity, it's L or XL, or one of McH's shirts.
Gender: Baby A is a GIRL (Reese Kathleen) and Baby B is a BOY (Truett Zeldon).
Movement: Oh, yes. All the time! I love feeling them move around and it's definitely gotten stronger and more obvious. They definitely have a schedule of movements, for the most part, and have now started really getting active just when I'm about to fall asleep! Guess I should get used to that! HA!
Sleep: Sleep is still touch and go. Some times okay, other times not so great. I'm dealing with it. However, now that I'm home full-time, mid-morning and afternoon naps are what saves me!
What I Miss: Sleeping well, but also being able to do things for myself. I've started having a hard time getting around lately and I have to rest a lot during the day. Even standing in the shower very long takes it out of me.
Cravings: Really starting to crave sweets, but mostly in the form of cookies, or breads. Lately, and strangely enough, I've started really, really wanting a soda of any kind, but mainly a Pepsi or Coke Zero! Yum! I can't wait until I can have one!!
Symptoms: Some swelling, lots of aches and pains, an extremely stuffy nose, and a BIG BELLY! Of course there are other things but I won't dare mention them here! HA!
Best moment for this week: Well, of course I always love getting to see the babies, so the ultrasound on Thursday was great! But, I also found out I do NOT have gestational diabetes...WOO HOO! That was a great relief!
At Thursday's appointment, the nurse said they would consider delivering them as early as 35 weeks if I'm absolutely miserable or there are some other complications/reasons to do so. Aside from that, we're still shooting for 37 weeks. This means they could be here in as little as 8 and at most 10 weeks! WHAT?????? I just can't believe it!