Wednesday, November 30, 2011

#3 - Week 29

I'm a day late in posting, but I was in bed and in my jammies before I remembered that it was Tuesday last night...oops!

Had my last OB appointment with my second doctor today and will be meeting the third (and final...I hope) when I go back in 3 weeks. Passed the glucose test! So very happy. My significant eating over Thanksgiving weekend, and 5 pound weight gain in 3 weeks, was not mentioned by either my doctor or I. Ignorance is bliss! I am however once again, slightly anemic. So as if my low blood pressure wasn't enough to cause Striker to hate me, now I'm encouraged to eat more red meat. This also might explain why I've been more tired. I'm going to start taking an iron supplement My doctor did talk to me about kick counts...which I just laughed at. 10 kicks in a 2 hour period? Are you kidding me? She does that in under 5 minutes. She has pretty regular active times, and always from 9-10 PM. Should that change, I will be more concerned with actually keeping track of such activities.

And here is pregnancy #1, week 29:

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

#3 - Week 28

I haven't heard anything regarding my glucose test, which I'm interpreting to mean that everything was normal. I'm also not crazy enough to call before Thanksgiving. And I think my appointment is next week sometime anyhow, so we'll just assume all is well unless I hear otherwise. Ignorance is carb loaded bliss. 

The heartburn has started. Yuck! I'm not miserable pregnant yet, nor am I always tired yet. I walked around Disneyland last night at my multiples club's Mom's Night Out and wasn't miserable. I'm in better shape that I thought! Could be all of the lifting and pushing of my boys in their stroller. My doctor and I have been observing a "don't ask, don't tell" policy in regards to my lifting and activity levels. I figure if it's acceptable to continue normal activity without complications, and that one chick could run a marathon while 30-something weeks pregnant, than having cut back on carrying Alex and never carrying them both at the same time should be sufficient.

Here's pregnancy #1, week 28:

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

#3 - Week 27

Here's the traditional belly shot from today:

And for comparison from pregnancy #1, week 27:

And here is proof that I was insane the first time around, and even more so this time, for deciding to do naked belly pics this one and only time at week 27...


Alex & Tony:

Yep, safe to say that I'm no longer keeping up with belly size from the first time around. Thankfully I won't have to hear "big for one, are you sure it's not twins?" because I thought hearing "small for twins" all the time was annoying...

Yay, I still have a rear end. This makes me happy. :)

Look at all those stretch marks and my appendix scar...I think they're kinda cool...especially since once I am not pregnant anymore and my stomach returns to almost flat, you won't be able to see them anymore. I'm so lucky that my scars fade well.

I decided to go for it and let my twin skin/post c-section skin hang a bit in the side view and not use my jeans to cover it all. I mean it's there. We all have it. Whatever. It makes me laugh that even though the rest of my skin is all nice and tight and firm across the belly, that part continues to hang and sag. I totally get why people want tummy tucks...I'll just never do it. Unless I end up with a c-section with Jill and a doctor that wants to throw in a little "reconstruction"...

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

#3 - Week 26

I had another boring OB appointment this week. I go back in 3 weeks, then I get to start going every two weeks. Got the lab slip for my glucose test on Saturday (yay. fun.can hardly contain my excitement.). I thought that I'd had to fast before, but it turns out that I didn't. I will be super careful to avoid carbs this time since I've totally been slacking on the insulin resistant diet I followed religiously the first time. I do NOT want to have to suffer through the 3 hour test. I'd seriously lose my mind being trapped in the waiting room for 3 hours on a Saturday morning.

Jill is still doing flips and somersaults and cartwheels. So odd because by this point the boys were definitely in their final positions. Jill hung out head down for a day or two and just when I thought she might have settled, she spent the next 2 days ALL OVER the place. She's already kicked me really good a couple of times and has hit a few nerves causing shooting pain.

And of course, here's pregnancy #1, week 26:

I think that just in time for the third trimester, my belly is actually starting to grow more slowly than it did with the boys. Which is good. I do not want an 12 pound baby! Also, I'm starting to get more tired again...Can't believe that we're about 2/3 of the way through.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

#3 - Week 25

Only 2 more weeks until the dreaded 27 week, exposed belly picture. I might be slightly anxious over that milestone. Gulp.

On a positive note, I've realized that while I developed seasonal allergies during my first pregnancy, and then was lucky enough to suffer after I had the boys, Jill has cured me! Everyone has been getting allergy symptoms and I have not had a stuffy or runny nose once. Now, I've probably just jinxed myself, but this would be a lovely bonus!

For comparison, here's pregnancy #1, week 25: