It’s so crazy to think that this potentially could be one of my last bumpdates! My doctor set the goal for me and the babies at 36 weeks, and I can’t believe that’s only a mere 2 weeks away. TWO WEEKS! Like seriously, how in the world did that already happen? I feel like a ton hasn’t really happened over the past few weeks when it comes to this pregnancy besides me getting larger and my feet and hands swelling still, but I still want to continue on with these bumpdates!
Week 28- The Third Trimester
It’s so funny because I don’t feel like we really did much during the first and second trimesters as far as traveling is concerned and we mostly stuck around the house and tried to get little projects done, and then as soon as I entered the third trimester we started going and going and going. Maybe we finally realized that we’ll be stuck at home for a while once our girls decide to make their appearance, but you know me I wouldn’t have it any other way.
After all the chaos and heartache that came with Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey, Chris and I were more than ready to get out of the city of Houston for a while. Even if that meant just not having to see the local news and hear more sad and depressing stories for a while. So off to Dallas we went for a long Labor Day weekend with Chris’s family. It was so nice to just get away and spend some time with loved ones. We had a pool party to celebrate one of our nieces and just had a ton of fun and relaxed. I’ll tell you what, I honestly thought that maybe I was going to be wasting my money buying that maternity bathing suit at the beginning of summer, but I think that we actually went swimming more times this summer with me being pregnant than we have the past few summers!
After we got back home from Dallas, I had another doctor’s appointment, and I’m happy to say that things are still going great! Somehow I’m still gaining like 5-6 pounds between these 4 week appointments, even though I don’t really feel like I’ve changed my eating habits. I’m definitely not working out as much as I used to (meaning I’m not working out at all), but I guess with all the swelling, I can assume that a lot of my weight gain is because of extra fluid and the fact that there’s two babies in there! Oh well, I’m just going to enjoy it now, and then after New Years, Chris and I are jumping back on the working out and eating healthy bandwagon!
Week 29- Showered By Friends & Family
I’ve already written a post about my amazing shower that my friends hosted for me and the girls, but I just want to say again how truly thankful Chris and I are for Sarah and Kayla that hosted and for all of our friends and family that came out to support us as well. We got showered with more than we could have ever imagined, and while the bulk of the items did sit downstairs in our living room for a while until the nursery furniture got delivered, we finally got everything moved upstairs to the nursery when the furniture finally came and was delivered that Tuesday!
With everything that happened from Harvey, it just took Pottery Barn a while to ship everything to us because they didn’t want to deliver to a flooded house. I know that what Chris really loved was the fact that the dresser and bookshelf came already assembled, so all he had to do was just get them anchored to the wall once we figured out exactly where we wanted them. It seemed like as soon as we got the furniture in we would knock everything out with the nursery all at once, but it took us a little bit longer than we had originally planned.
Week 30- The Dreaded Glucose Test
This week was pretty much all about things pregnancy related if you can believe that! During my last doctor’s visit I was told that I needed to go in for the 1 hour glucose test before my next appointment, and already I was dreading having to take it because of all the horror stories that I had heard. So Monday morning I went to the testing center, took my drink (I got the orange flavor and didn’t have a choice on which one I could drink), and read my book for an hour until they could draw my blood. Surprisingly I didn’t really think that it was that bad and didn’t have any adverse reactions while I was waiting, except that I was so hungry and so thirsty while I was sitting around and waiting for my hour to be up!
I was thinking that I wouldn’t have any issues with the glucose test until my doctor’s office called me on Wednesday and told me that I had failed the 1 hour test by 3 points, THREE POINTS! 140 is normal and I had scored a 143, which meant that I needed to take the three hour test, preferably before my next appointment which happened to be the following Tuesday.
So I scheduled my appointment for that Thursday and went to another location for my three hour glucose test. This time I got the fruit punch flavored drink, which again wasn’t terrible, just really syrupy tasting, but the waiting around for three hours while I got blood drawn every hour on the hour was the absolute worst! I swear they kept the waiting room so incredibly hot, and you’re not allowed to drink or eat anything during the test so I just felt really lightheaded throughout the whole thing. It sucked! And as much as I knew that having gestational diabetes wouldn’t be the end of the world if I happened to get it, I was just being really lazy and upset about having to make extra effort every time I thought about eating. Thankfully though the very next morning I got a call from my doctor’s office to tell me that I passed! Hallelujah!
Week 31- Our Last Weekend Trip
Like I said, it seemed like we just had so much going on during the last trimester! Instead of going on a babymoon at the end of the pregnancy, Chris and I thought that it would be fun to just visit both of our parents at their place in the country. We visited my parents in Leakey after Dart had passed and this was the weekend that we visited Chris’ parents. We had so much fun just getting to relax, but also getting to explore some smaller Texas towns. We loved Gruene and Luckenbach so much, and I can’t wait to go back with the babies!
This weekend I also discovered how addicting a couple of Facebook groups can be for twin moms. A twin mom here in Houston added me to a couple of groups that basically do purges of clothes that are matching or coordinating for twin moms. Basically moms list those outfits in a purge and list the size, brand, and condition, and then other moms can buy the outfits. The really cute outfits go so incredibly quickly, so you really have to be glued to your device when you’re shopping a purge. I’ve been able to find some really cute rompers from Carter’s that still have the tags on them for like $8 for the two of them! It’s so awesome, yet so addicting, that I’ve had to start limiting myself to how many I look at because the one thing with babies is that we don’t really know how big they’re going to be until they get here.
Other than that, nothing else was really changing as far as pregnancy is concerned, just the same old swelling and feeling like a beached whale! I did have another doctor’s appointment this week and he did a full exam on me, besides just double checking my normal stats, and I was very happy to report that as of 31 weeks, I’m showing no signs of going into labor! Thank goodness! Addy and Izzy need to stay baking for as long as possible.
We finally got around to getting some more things done for the nursery as well. We ordered some pictures from Etsy and got them printed from Shutterfly, and when Chris had some time after work one day he hung up all the prints and signs around the nursery. We went with a woodlands theme in the nursery, so everything is all animals and antlers which makes Chris very excited. Last year at Christmas, my sister got me a very cute print of a whippet that had antlers and birds on it and it looked exactly like Dart! We still hadn’t put it up anywhere in the house, but it fit so well with the nursery theme that Chris had the perfect idea to put the picture above their cribs. That way it’s like their big brother is still watching over them from doggie heaven.
Week 32- Showered by Work
This week marked the last days of September, and also my shower at work. Again, Chris and I are seriously so incredibly blessed to have so many wonderful people in our lives, and we were so happy and excited to celebrate with my coworkers! Like I mentioned, a bunch of them chipped in for our stroller, and as soon as we got home, Chris put it together and started wheeling it around the house. There will be some babies in there soon!
That weekend we took the girls to their first Aggie game, and while I didn’t last the whole game, I was very proud of myself for making it to the 3rd quarter! Next year will be a bit more expensive for all 4 of us to go to, but I know that it’ll be totally worth it! Plus the girls already have a lot of Aggie outfits that they can wear!
The rest of the week was boring and pretty uneventful except for the fact that we actually did laundry and started putting the girls clothes away. They seriously have so many cute outfits, and I know the thing that I’m most looking forward to is getting to dress them in all the adorable outfits they have! Having girls is so much fun!
This was also a really big week for us as far as the babies go because we went to our last formal ultrasound. It was so awesome to get to see our girls again, but I have to admit it’s almost harder to see them and all of their features the bigger they get, which makes no sense I know. The sonographer went through and checked them for everything, and we couldn’t be happier that everything looks good on the baby front. They’re weighing at around 3 pounds 11 ounces and 3 pounds 12 ounces which is perfect for twins to be so close in weight. Isabelle was cooperating with us that day which means that we got lots of pictures of her profile and her face, but Addison decided to be flipped over and facing my spine so we didn’t get to see her face at all. We did get to see that Addison had a head full of hair though, and I’m hoping that means that maybe she’ll have more hair than Isabelle which will make it easier to tell them apart. I swear that still makes me super nervous y’all!
Other than that, it’s still the same old, same old for this pregnant gal. My feet look more and more like Flintstone feet because of the swelling, and my rings that I’ve been wearing in replacement of Aggie and wedding rings are starting to get tighter on my hands as well. I don’t think that I’ll be able to wear them for much longer either which is super depressing. Oh well, it’s really not that much longer until the get here!
And that’s the end of this bumpdate, again if you made it all the way to the end, major props to you! I always tell myself that I don’t want to get into the details in the bumpdates, and then as soon as I start to sit down and write them all the details come out! At least it’ll be easier to put all of this information in their baby books when I get around to putting those together!