Saturday, August 15, 2015

30 WEEKS!!!!!!

 I am officially 30 WEEKS PREGNANT!!! After our 25 ½ week appointment we never dreamed we would be here. That was the appointment where the doctor told us the reason Baby B wasn’t growing on schedule was because of his placenta. We realized he also had little blood flow and we would have to deliver as soon as his blood flow dropped any lower. My first question was, “Do you think we could make it to 30 weeks?” The doctor looked down and shook his head no.  Well here we are at 30 weeks and the doctor is just as shocked as we are!! 

On Thursday, the Accounting Department at work surprised me and we celebrated 30 Weeks (2 days early). They decorated my cube and cooked so much food. They also gave us cash to use in the hospital and for all the parking fees. I’m blessed to work with such caring people. 

Mom came up yesterday to go with us to the appointment and she will stay until Monday so she can go back with us to the doctor. She is also cooking for us this weekend and I am being so lazy. It’s great to have my mom here!! 

When we left the doctor yesterday Chad gave me an envelope to celebrate making it to 30 Weeks. 

When I opened the envelope I realized, I’m getting a prenatal massage today from a resort near us. He even got a massage for mom so she gets to come too! I can’t wait. I love my growing baby bump but it is starting to take a toll on my body and this massage is going to feel amazing.


How far along? 30 Weeks - HUGE MILESTONE!
Total weight gain: 26 pounds (3-4 of these were in the last week so now is time to really grow)!
Maternity clothes? My maternity clothes are definitely getting tighter! I'm so thankful a neighbor gave me a huge bag of clothes to get my collection started. The dresses that used to be way too long have definitely gotten shorter.
Stretch marks? None yet but my belly button is now an outie.
Sleep: I love afternoon naps. I go to bed early but I tend to wake up for an hour around 2 or 3 in the morning to two kicking babies. I use this time to eat an extra snack. 
The usual: We are still seeing our high risk doctor every Monday and Friday. I am working until 4, coming home for a short nap, and watching Downton Abbey on Amazon Prime until Chad gets home.
Best moment this week:  Seeing the boys both doing breathing exercises on the ultrasound on Monday. The nurse said this is a great sign because it means their little lungs are developing. 
Miss Anything?  DIET DR. PEPPER - I told Chad after I deliver the boys that I want a 2 Liter Diet Dr. Pepper with a straw in it. That was definitely a bit of an exaggeration, but I would love a 20 ounce one.                  
Movement:  Both boys are breech with their heads side by side. Baby A's kicks are a lot stronger but B Man loves to stick his head out right beside my right rib. Usually he sticks his head out right after I start eating. On Monday's ultrasound Baby A had his leg above his head. On Friday's ultrasound B Man was sucking on his knee. Wow babies are flexible!   
Food cravings:  Blueberry donut holes        
Symptoms:  I have a very ugly vein behind my knee.  
Anything making you queasy or sick:  No
Labor Signs:  Not yet
Wedding rings on or off? On but they have definitely started getting tighter this last week.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy until the morning of a doctor's appointment and then incredibly nervous.      
Looking forward to:  Keeping these boys cooking!! Our next goal is to make it to September! We have 17 days to go. 
How can you help us? Please pray that Baby B's blood flow stays where it is and that he puts on some weight!!!

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