Wednesday, July 6, 2011

(the last) weekly wednesday update

How far along? 38 weeks 6 days! (aka- the babies are 3 weeks old today!)

Total weight gain/loss: Weighed in at the doctor today; I'm 5 pounds UNDER my pre-pregnancy weight! So, last time I was weighed, I was up 41 pounds, so now I'm down 46 pounds. This really shows how much fluid I was carrying around! The fluid/swelling isn't completely gone from my legs, but it's much improved and well on its way to being all gone!

As for the babies, Poppy now weighs 6 pounds 13 ounces (birth weight was 5 pounds 11 ounces) and Amelie weighs 6 pounds 6 ounces (birth weight was 5 pounds 3 ounces). Over a pound each gained in 3 weeks!

Stretch marks? Yes. But somehow I just don't care as much anymore. :)

Maternity clothes? Yep. Even though I'm back down to my pre-pregnancy weight, I still have a bit of a tummy, so pants don't fit the same. That's ok though; these days with all of the sleep deprivation, I'm pretty cool with staying in cozy, stretchy pants.

Sleep: Ha. Sleep. Not seeing much of that these days. The girls are up every 2-3 hours to feed and then I also have to pump after every feeding. So, not much sleeping happening, but that's ok. I know this time won't last forever so I'm really trying to just cherish them being so tiny.

Best moment this week: Really pretty darn hard to pick one. One wonderful moment was the first time I breastfed both of them at the same time. It's just the sweetest thing. They look across the pillow at each other and up at me and it's just the best thing ever. But again; hard to choose a best moment, because there have been so many.

Movement: Ha ha. Yes; all the time. Especially Amelie; she's a super wiggly baby, which makes sense because she was baby B, and I felt the most movement from here in the womb.

Food cravings: I am now always hungry. Breast feeding twins burns a lot of calories (my book says up to 1200 per day!) so I just am always feeling like I can eat.

Genders: Still two girls! :)

Labor Signs: That ship has sailed.

Belly Button in or out? It's back in. Not the prettiest it's ever been, but maybe someday it will look a little closer how it started out.

What I miss: I do miss sleep, but again; it's so worth it. I also sometimes miss being pregnant, but having my girls with me now is much more fun!

Weekly Wisdom: If you're pregnant, and can get help from your mom or mother-in-law, sibling or friend; do it! My mom was here for a little over 2 weeks and my mother-in-law is here now, and it has been a godsend. They have been so helpful and wonderful and I don't know what we would have done without them!

What I am looking forward to: More fun times with my cute girls!

Milestones: They got their social security cards yesterday! They're official!

And here's me, 38 weeks, 6 days (aka 3 week old babies!) Not the prettiest picture of me, but oh well. :)

And here's another cute picture of the girls:

~ M

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  1. Best Weekly Wednesday Update EVER!! That image of you feeding them both at the same time makes me teary. So so so sososososos sweet. Way to go dropping all the weight time at all. Shows what a great job you did throughout your pregnancy, and how much fluid you were carrying. Yowsa!! I'm so glad you are doing so well. They are the cutest!

  2. (Dana from Hancockheir) OMG! I love that last picture of the two of them! Too cute!
    and you look great! Can't believe you just had twins!!!!

  3. I love that you did this post like this. Cute idea.

    46 pounds in 3 weeks?! Super woman!

  4. You look wonderful, sweet daughter! It was so fun doing face time last night. Those sweet babies are growing so fast! I am happy for you about the fluid retention going on the weight loss so far!! Love and miss you, Amelie, Poppy and Ian too! xoxo

  5. Lovely picture! and so cute babies.
    Beautiful twins!

  6. THey are just too cute! And, I love that you are still doing weekly updates! Congratulations!!