How far along: 34 weeks 5 days
Weight Gain: 22 lbs
Symptoms: Nausea. I have been incredibly sick. Cramping. Headaches. Very strong contractions, babies have dropped, things are getting a little more serious around here.
Movement: The babies have been sitting more on the right side of my stomach almost the entire pregnancy. This last week the shifted into the middle, feels like they are starting to position themselves for labor.
Sleep: This subject is pointless to discuss. Between two babies kicking and hard contractions, I’m up most of the night. The last few nights I’ve been awake for good by 4 AM. Luckily my mom rocks and has taken Ledger the past two days so I can rest and try to get some sleep.
Names: We are down to three. We both agree on one, and are both leaning towards a different one. I keep flipping back and forth, so who knows what baby B’s name will be.
Big Brother: I’m pretty sure Ledger can sense big changes coming his way. He’s been a little more difficult than usual, and I think a lot of it is due to an immobile mom. But I sure do love the kid.
Baby update: Things have gotten more serious. I was given 2 doses of a steroid shot to help stimulate lung development. It takes 48 hours for the shot to fully work for the babies. Both babies heart beats were monitored, and they looked great.
Gestational Diabetes: The steroid shot can affect insulin levels, and throw off blood sugar levels. I was told to be careful, but I’m okay to eat normal again.
I’m trying to hang in there as long as I can!