34 Weeks Pregnant with Twins

7/12/2013

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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!

26 comments:

  1. GOOD LUCK!!!!! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE BABIES!

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  2. I'm keeping you in my prayers. I'm so excited to see those babies. Take care of yourself and let others take care of you as well. Soon enough you will be taking care of everyone else. Love to you and the family.

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  3. Oh my. You're a trooper! Best wishes. We are all excited for you.

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  4. Ashley, I ALWAYS get so excited when you have a new post but I am looking forward to the day when there is a new post and pictures of 2 gorgeous little Sullenger baby's:)) You are doing a great job cookin' those babies. They would always tell me.."every day counts!" Keep us posted:) I am so excited for you. It is a double dose of Heaven! xoxo Best of Luck

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  5. hi- i have been following you for some time and have got to say YOUR ARE AMAZING! Will be thinking of you over the next few days/week. Can't wait to hear the great news and names!

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  6. Ashley, I ALWAYS look forward to new post! But, I am especially looking forward to the day there is a new post announcing the arrivals of 2 beautiful Sullenger babies:)
    They would always tell me, "every day counts." So you are doing so good keeping them cookin'. Keep up the good work:)
    xoxo good luck. We are praying for you and those boys!

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  7. I don't comment very often but I love your blog! I'm so excited for you!! Can't wait to see your sweet little twins :)

    Aubri

    brandenandaubri.blogspot.com

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  8. I can not wait to hear the names!

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  9. now is when it gets "hard". Just the waiting game and trying to keep those little guys in there as long as possible without killing you! :) Been there, done that. I am sure your doc is amazing, but make sure you are watching for all signs of preeclampsia. That is what I had the last couple of days before I delivered and it got very serious, VERY fast! And it all started with me feeling sick. So please be VERY careful! :) I am so excited to see what your new little guys look like!!!! Good luck and you can do this!!!!!!!

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  10. keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers at this time as big changes are about to happen for everyone!(so exciting:) Hope all goes well with the delievery and safely getting the babies here! Sending love from Utah, Charlene

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  11. Prayers for you and your family! <3

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  12. You're so so close! You are such a good mom, and I promise, Ledger will be just fine. Kids come in the order they come for a reason...he will be an awesome big brother, and even though the first little bit may throw him for a loop, he'll be fine. Good luck with everything!!!

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  13. Sorry...I'm signed in under my husband...this is Tiffany :)

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  14. I'll keep you in my prayers! Here's hoping that all goes well with the labor - whenever it happens - and that both "beebees" will be healthy!

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  15. You have done so amazingly well. 35 weeks is sheer perfection, so when you hit that mark the steroids will have done their work and you can have these boys! Good luck with these sweet babies. God bless you and may you feel Preslee Jo hold your hand as you bring these new lives to earth.

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  16. Wow!!! 34 weeks and you only gained 22 pounds! thats awesome! and glad to hear that everything is going ok!

    xoxo
    Petchie
    www.psblogbook.blogspot.com

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  17. So exciting! I love your blog, and have been following it for a while. Both of my boys were born at 34 weeks and they were both perfectly healthy...just needed a little bit of time in the Level II nursery to master eating and gaining weight. You've done a great job keeping two in for so long. I'll be awaiting the news!

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  18. Wow! Way to go Mom! You have done amazing! Thanks for sharing your experiences with us!

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  19. I suspect things are going to happen soon. Hope I am right for you so your discomfort will soon be a thing of the past. I'm the Mum of a 31 wkr and a 37 wkr so I know what it is like to feel like a ticking time bomb. Will send positive vibes and prayers for physical strength and patience your way!

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  20. so exciting! what a great mommy you are... i cannot wait to read the news of these handsome little guys being born! praying for you!!

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  21. I talked to a mom of 10-month old twin boys and a two year old boy, of course I thought of you. You are really doing something amazing and apart of such a divinely organized plan of creation. Such a gift to be apart of Heavenly Father's creation process. Been thinking of you this past week. Hang in there, your boys are almost here!

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  22. Good luck to you!!! I don't often read blogs but I'm 31 weeks and 1 day pregnant with B/G twins and have been constantly on the internet looking for information about other people's experiences. This is my third pregnancy - I have a 3 y.o girl and a 20 mo old boy :) these last weeks are going to be hard, I've had terrible reflux and indigestion, and everyday it gets more tiring just to walk up the stairs! I hope I can make it long enough so babies don't have to be in NICU. I really hope everything goes well for you and babies, I'll have to check back and read your story! :)

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  23. Good luck Ashley! I'm sure those little boys are enjoying those last few days of learning with their big sister Preslee before they leave her Heavenly presence and join your family. Take the opportunity to enjoy the quietness.

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  24. You're in the HOME STRETCH! Every day is such a victory and every day gets a little bit more difficult, right?! But before you know, you'll have those little boys in your arms and you'll wonder how you ever did it...that was me, and it helped me to think about that when I was at this point. Hang in there...one day, those boys will be running around destroying your house and you'll so forget about how crazy hard this time was... ;)

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  25. Good luck to you! I just started following your blog, and I can't wait to read the baby news!

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