Wednesday, May 11, 2011

weekly wednesday update

How far along? 30 weeks 6 days!

Total weight gain/loss: Well, it's not great. Last time I went to the doctor (two weeks ago) I had only gained 17 pounds thus far. Well, yesterday I went to the doctor and I've gained SEVEN pounds in the last two weeks. So now I'm up to 24 pounds. GAH. Now, glancing down and my giganticly swollen ankles and fingers, I'm guessing that a lot of that weight is water. Because two weeks ago, I wasn't retaining any, and suddenly I'm puffier than a marshmallow. So, I know probably at least 4 pounds of it is water. Also, my doctor said each baby has "a lot" of amniotic fluid around it. So, I'm just full of fluid apparently. It's not the most comfortable feeling in the world, I won't lie. My wedding rings are officially off until July most likely; which makes me sad. Anyway, weight wise, I'm just going to try for the next two weeks to keep chugging a ton of water, not eating much salt, and cutting out any extra treats to see if I can help curb this a bit. 7 pounds in two weeks is not ok when I have 7 weeks to go.

Stretch marks? Yes.

Maternity clothes? Yep. I haven't gotten any new tops as I mentioned I would last week, but I do need to. So, this will be my goal this week.

Sleep: Recently I seem to be having trouble falling asleep. I hope this trend doesn't stick around, because I'm tired! I mean, duh, everyone knows that's just part of the pregnancy thing, but I'm hoping not to have insomnia for the rest of the pregnancy. I think I might need to just go to bed earlier before I get my second wind.

Best moment this week: Getting wished "Happy Mother's Day!" by strangers on the street. :) I also got a nice card and gift from my mom and flowers from my dad. I don't actually think this Mother's Day counted since my babies are not out yet, but it was a nice feeling and made me excited for next year for my REAL first Mother's Day. :)

Movement: Yep! And at my doctor appointment yesterday, I found out why I feel most of my movement on my upper right. Baby B's hands are there, and Baby A's feet are there! So, they're probably playing with each other's hands and feet and either kicking or punching away. So, that gave me some relief, as I thought that was only Baby B moving when I felt kicks on my right side.

Food cravings: Not really. It's kind of funny how the whole "craving" thing hasn't been a huge part of my pregnancy. I'd say the two things I've craved the most are red meat, and ice cream. I know, healthy, right? Not that I've HAD these things every time I wanted them, but you know. I'd say I've had more aversions than cravings. Who knows though; 7 weeks to go, maybe I'll get more cravings as the last few weeks wind down.

Genders: Still two girls!

Labor Signs: Have definitely had braxton hicks contractions, but that's it so far. Also, according to my doctor, my cervix is still completely locked down and not doing a darn thing. Which is good! I really do think I could make it all the way to my 38 week mark (knock on wood).

Belly Button in or out? Halfway out still. I think I have a weird belly button and I never knew it until now. Who knows if it's ever going to come all the way out.

What I miss: Not retaining water. Also, my ankle bones.

What I am looking forward to: These days, I'm just looking forward to it all! Even labor. I know, crazy, but I am just so excited! I'm still trying my darndest to enjoy this pregnancy even though it's getting more uncomfortable. I think I just need to start resting more, make sure I chug lots of water, and put my feet up when I can.

Weekly Wisdom: When you're prengnant, if you're somewhere with a bathroom, you should always, always use it. Even if you don't think you have to go, because you WILL have to go in like 5 minutes.

Milestones: Not really any this week. It's a lot of pressure to come up with a "milestone" every week!

And here's me, 30weeks, 6 days!

Also, I REALLY want to thank you for voting for me on Top Baby Blogs! I've reached the second page which is awesome!! You guys rock! :) I'm going to be making some formatting changes to the blog, and just generally "prettying" it up a little in the upcoming couple of weeks, so keep your eyes out for that! I'd love to stay on this page and slowly make my way up, so click away if you feel so inclined. Also, if you're a secret follower, you should make it publicly known by clicking "follow" off in the left margin. That way, you'll be updated on your Google dashboard whenever there's a new post!

Have a wonderful day, friends! :)


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  1. I too received a few Happy Mother's Day comments a bit early! It was kind of fun. In fact, the owner of the restaurant we ate at on Saturday night, bought my dessert in honor of being an expecting Mom on Mom's Day weekend. That was cool! And are SOOO right about the bathroom. Ha ha ha!

    You look FABULOUS Mariah! Just so excited to meet your little gals!

  2. Soooooo, I have been voting for this site pretty much everyday, twice - once on my computer and once on my smart phone. If I had a work computer, I'd vote there too!

  3. you look GORGEOUS! you are already making me miss being pregnant, which i would have said was impossible a mere 3 weeks ago... :)

  4. You look amazing! I think your weight gain for someone carrying TWO babies is very good! I bet much of it is water retention, like you said.

    That's so cute how the babies are positioned and "playing" with each other! What a neat gift to feel two babies inside of you.

    Looking forward to seeing your new blog look soon :)