Monday, October 29, 2012

32 weeks


30 weeks with twins
30 weeks with Reid



32 weeks with Twins
32 weeks with Reid


So... I am seeing by comparing 30 weeks to 32 weeks that A LOT happened this week. Reid must have taken a HUGE growth spurt! ha! It has been a good month other than having a ton of braxton hicks AGAIN! ugh! Although... when pregnant with the twins, the contractions never stopped... they do stop now! I will sometimes have them 5 minutes apart, and it scares the mess out of me... but they stop, so that is a good thing! I went in and got all checked out and now have the reassurance that the contractions are not changing my cervix at all and Reid is all safe and cozy in there growing! I would just love to make it to 38 weeks again or beyond! God has His hand on this pregnancy and I am resting in Him!

Pregnancy Highlights:

 
How Far Along: 32 weeks

 
Size of baby:  16.7 inches from head to heel — the length of a large jicama and weighed 4 lbs and 6 oz at our last doctors visit

 
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I have gained 25lbs

 
Maternity Clothes: mostly all maternity... some regular dresses

 
Gender: It's a BOY!!!

Name: Reid Johnsten Laney
Reid is my maiden name and Johnsten is a nod to Cal's late grandfather John Hozie Turner and his late Uncle Johnny. Also... Johnsten means "God's gracious gift" and I could not say it any better! :)

 
Movement: I feel him moving all of the time! There are no longer flips, I can feel him pushing and turning and I can almost discern what body part I am feeling.


 
Sleep: Sleep is still better with sleeping aids :)

What I miss: um... still  miss WINE!!! (and being able to pop up off of the couch and bed easily)

 
Cravings: no cravings really at this point. I have been a little extra hungry between meals, but no craving.

 
Symptoms: still a few braxton hicks here and there, and sciatic nerve pain comes and goes. I have found it really helpful to soak in an epson salt bath every night. It really helps with the muscle pain. I have had to start taking some meds to calm down the contractions, but no dialation or change... so no bedrest 

 
Best Moment this month: I was so grateful this month to have the ability to throw my sweet babies a birthday party. I would have never been able to do something like that previously pregnant with the twins. It is nice to not be so limited this time around.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

28 weeks




28 weeks with Reid


28 weeks (in a hospital room) with the twins
So.... WOW is about all I can say when looking at this comparison pic. No wonder I was already in the hospital in pre-term labor! wow! I am actually closer to 30 weeks at right now while typing this... I still feel good and I am still chasing the twins! LOL... that part is NOT fun... but it is SO much better than sitting on an IV drip of magnesium...ha!
I have started having some braxton hicks, and of course, when I do it terrifies the daylights out of me. I know that it is SO normal to have them and that I wouldn't even know I was having them if I had not been so riddled with them in my previous pregnancy. They don't hurt nor do I really feel anything... I just feel like I am doing a crunch and I can physically feel my belly get hard. I never have more than 3-4 an hour and that is at the most. I usually only have 1 or 2 a day. Such a blessing!

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 28 weeks

Size of baby:  15 inches from head to heel — the length of a butternut squash and weighs almost 2.5 lbs.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I have gained 15 lbs

Maternity Clothes: mostly all maternity... some regular dresses and shirts still (only a few regular now) :)

Gender: It's a BOY!!!

Name: Reid Johnsten Laney
Reid is my maiden name and Johnsten is a nod to Cal's late grandfather John Hozie Turner and his late Uncle Johnny. Also... Johnsten means "God's gracious gift" and I could not say it any better! :)

Movement: I feel him moving all of the time! There are no longer flips, I can feel him pushing and turning and I can almost discern what body part I am feeling.

Sleep: Sleep has changed a bit this month. Reid is sitting on and pushing on my bladder, so I have been getting up and running to the restroom every five seconds. ha! I started taking some unisom to help me sleep through the night, so I can be a good mommy to Jack and Lucy.

What I miss: um... WINE!!! (and being able to pop up off of the couch and bed easily)

Cravings: no cravings really at this point. I have been a little extra hungry between meals, but no craving.

Symptoms: still a few braxton hicks here and there, and sciatic nerve pain comes and goes. I have found it really helpful to soak in an epson salt bath every night. It really helps with the muscle pain.  

 
Best Moment this month: I have really enjoyed feeling Reid moving around where it no longer feels like flutters, it feels like a real person moving around. I can feel his little knees and booty moving around.. so fun!