October 3rd, 2019
Holy smokes, how am I 30 weeks already?
Many people have commented, “I’m sure it doesn’t seem like it to you, but it seems like your pregnancy has flown.”
And, honestly, it has flown by for me, too!!
Many fellow twin moms (and my OB) suggested I have my hospital bag packed by now! It’s on my to-do list, haha! But I’m not quite there yet. I’d have to say, given that we are smack dab in the middle of a remodel, I’ve been a bit preoccupied.
I’m already seeing my OB every two weeks and will see her weekly starting week 34.
I got my flu shot and TDAP last visit and had my thyroid levels rechecked today to make sure they are where they need to be (if you missed previous blogs, I’m on a low dose of levothyroxine because of pregnancy-induced hypothyroidism).
I haven’t shared with many of you, but...
We started an addition on our house in the middle of May to add 2 bedrooms, a new bathroom, and a garage. But, we also decided to redo 2 other bathrooms, add washer/dryer upstairs, redo our kitchen counter, sink, & backsplash, and replace our master bath counter as well.
Are we nuts?! HAHA.
But, to make space for our growing family, we had no choice — that, or move!
And moving wasn’t an option (been there done that during my 2nd pregnancy, lol!) We live 2 blocks from my sister and her 3 kiddos, ½ mile from the kids’ elementary to be, ½ mile from my work, and 2-ish miles to my husband’s work. We feel very blessed to be where we are, but definitely needed to expand!
Side note: We had a terrible rainstorm a few weeks back with some basement flooding that exposed the fact that our sump pump wasn’t working — super awesome, let me tell ya. Thankfully, it was fixed, all is well, and our house no longer smells like poo. UGH! (Thank goodness it was just a day or 2).
It’s been a busy few weeks.
Two weekend family getaways (last before these babies arrive one to Camano Island, and one to our family cabin near Leavenworth, WA). We also did an overnight babymoon in downtown Seattle for just my husband and I that was AMAZING! We spent the night in a hotel, had dinner at a fabulous restaurant (San Fermo in Ballard), found an awesome dessert spot (Hot Cakes) and followed it up the next morning with a kick-butt spin class at Cycle Bar South Lake Union and brunch at one of my favorite restaurants, Portage Bay Cafe.
Since my last report, I’ve had 2 OB appointments, and so far, the babies are looking great.
Unfortunately, Baby A (boy) is head up, but it’s still early, so, I’m hopeful he’ll flip!! (Crossing my fingers for a VBAC), but it all depends on that sweet little boy.
At my last ultrasound, the twins' heads were inseparable! Well, I take that back — of course, there is a thin membrane separating them (they are di-di twins meaning they each have their own sac and placenta.)
BUT, my goodness, I could TOTALLY envision them doing this when they are born, and it made me teary!
Truthfully, I still have moments of panic.
Bringing twins into our already very loud and crazy household? And not to mention the mere idea of having 5 kiddos under the age of 5!
But, more often, I have moments of absolute EXCITEMENT. My kids are so excited for the twins to come (but I keep reminding them, I'd really like them to stay in there for another 7 weeks or so, HA!).
I know at this point, every week they keep growing is a huge blessing, as many twin moms have their babies prematurely.
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