Hello hello! It’s been WAY too long since I’ve shared an update on pregnancy! I’m now over 36 weeks, but I took pics last week…so this is more of a 35-36 week update!
I have reached the point where I am READY to meet this baby!!!! Goodness, the last few weeks of pregnancy feel SO HARD. I am SO over being pregnant and am feeling very DONE. But of course, that’s not up to me to decide, ha! But…I will admit. I’m praying that this baby arrives early! A girl can fervently pray, right?! I know God’s timing is perfect and that He has the very best plan; I’m just hopeful that good, best plan includes this baby coming on his/her own a week or two before the due date! 😉 Taking care of toddler twins while already so uncomfortable is very hard and discouraging. I am so very grateful for this life inside me, and grateful that my body has been able to carry it to near full term already!
More updates below the pic
Overall, I’m feeling well, with the typical aches and pains of being 36+ weeks pregnant. I have lower back pain on a regular basis that makes me want to curl up into a ball. I’m SUPER exhausted all the time. I can’t seem to sleep at night but have no trouble falling asleep deeply for 30 min during my toddler’s nap! I’m experiencing some sharp nerve pain that shoots from my crotch down the inside of my left leg (TMI?!), which my doctor just explains as baby’s positioning on a nerve. Thankfully it only last a second or two at a time, because it’s strong enough to make me double over in pain! I’m also still experiencing painful varicose veins, one of those things I feel like mamas just don’t mention during pregnancy, ha! I had no idea that was a thing until I began feeling it myself!
I have contractions all throughout my day, thanks to having an Irritable Uterus. And yes, that’s the actual medical term! ha! Because I’m abnormal in how many I have each day, I have a bit of fear around how to know when it’s the “real deal”. My doctor assures me to not pay attention to them until they’re strong enough that I have to stop what I’m doing to get through them. Right now, they’re just an uncomfortable tightening, but not strong enough to have to breathe through them or anything.
Weight Gain? Well…with all my efforts to keep my weight gain to a minimum and be as active and healthy as possible this pregnancy, I’ve gained just as much as I did during my twin pregnancy at this point! Crazy. I’m already topping the scales at just over a 40lb gain at 36 weeks. It definitely takes intentionality to not let this discourage me. I regularly have to remind myself that I’m doing all I can to keep myself healthy for this baby, and that I won’t be stuck with extra weight forever
Check out this fun comparison pic! I think it’s so fascinating! 35 weeks with twins versus a singleton! It’s crazy to me how LOW this baby is this time compared to last! My bladder can definitely testify to the fact that this baby is so low! The Nursery? Well, it’s nearly all set! I’m waiting on one custom piece of artwork to hang above the crib, and the room will be ready! Well…other than filling the drawers with baby clothes and swaddles! It’s funny how much later I’ve been in preparing for this baby compared to last time around! I’ll be sharing room pics once this custom piece is here!
Exercise? I had been really consistent with exercising regularly until this past week, when I’ve logged probably 3-4 workouts all week. What I really want to do is lay down and rest at every spare moment I have…even though taking long walks feels so great! I’m sad the mornings are getting light out so much later, so it’s more challenging to get a good walk in the morning before the twins area awake. I’ve been using a couple prenatal DVDs, going for walks, and also still doing a couple of the 21 day fix and t25 workouts as well. I’ll soon share my hopes and plans as far as getting back into shape after baby arrives!
Signs of Labor? Nada. I’ve had some days where I just feel “off” and start wondering if that means labor is getting close!! But then nothing happens, ha!
Boy/Girl intuition? Nope! No “feelings” either way!
And that’s my update for now! I’ll end with my comparison photos from this pregnancy so far!