How far along? 30 weeks! Woohoo!
Maternity clothes? I put on a few maternity shirts this week and they didn’t fit… I even ripped a strap on the dress below when I sat down because it was too tight. These babies are growing! At home I’m usually wearing whatever is most comfortable, and even Pat’s shirts leave my belly hanging out. I cringe every time the doorbell rings, so if you drop by unexpectedly, don’t say I didn’t warn you if you you see my belly.
(2011 - 36 weeks with Ledger)
Sleep: Hmm… I’m exhausted each night but with constant kicking in my stomach and having a difficult time rolling over, I’m not sleeping much. Even on my side I struggle breathing, it’s better if I can prop myself up. Our house has been HOT, and I can’t seem to cool down. Pat has been sleeping on the couch for quite some time, with all my tossing and turning, huffing and puffing, he doesn’t get much sleep in the same room as me. He’s been a saint.
Best moment this week: Ledger randomly hugging my belly. If you ask him where the babies are he’ll point to my stomach.
Miss Anything? Running. Watching my dad and cousins run in the Dam Marathon over the weekend made me miss all forms of exercise.
Movement: They are super active, people have been commenting on how much my stomach moves while talking to me.
Food cravings: Banana cake with cream cheese frosting. Don’t ask me how I got on this kick. I’ll continue dreaming until after I deliver these two boys. I haven’t had any desserts since learning I have gestational diabetes.
Symptoms: Strong Braxton Hicks all day long. There is so much pressure on my pelvis that I struggle walking long distances. My left leg and rib is killing me. Pat teases me that I walk like I’ve been beaten up…I tell him growing two babies is hard work!
And I couldn’t leave the Birthday Boy out today.
Happy 2nd Birthday Sledgehammer!
We love you!