32 weeks...getting closer!

This week has flown by!  Which by all means is good.  It's one more week closer to meeting our new babies, but also one more week of keeping these babies growing safely.   This week also has brought a lot of new.  Our oldest Lucas started Pre-K.  He was so excited to go that he was up at 3am this Thursday morning and then when I dropped him off, he would barely say good-bye to me.  He loved it!  He was so excited even this morning, he just couldn't wait to get to school.  How am I doing? With my baby starting school, I am happy and sad.  Happy that he is enjoying learning and meeting new friends, but sad that my days with him at home are coming to an end.  He's growing up and I can't do anything about it.  He turned five on Friday...where has the time gone?!?  And I am so excited for him.  He is growing up to be such a little man.


My weekly doctor appointment went well this week.  Got my weekly shot. And the doctor still wants me taking the shot until 36 weeks, so I am taking that as we are going to make it longer than we think.  I measured out at 39 weeks (as per a single pregnancy).   She liked what she saw besides my little stay in the hospital last weekend.    We also had one of our high risk ultra sounds/ doctor appointments this week.  It went very well.  Babies are growing very well.  Both are at about 3 pounds 10 ounces putting them in the 32 percentile.  Everything went well and talking with the high risk doctor lifted a huge weight off our shoulders - we have a lot higher hopes now of making it further as long as I continue to take it easy.  Here's looking forward to carrying these little ones another week!

How far along: 32 weeks 2 days (today) -  54 days more (or less!!)
Have you started to show yet:  We are starting to go more side to side now...and growing even more.
Total weight gain/loss: Am I am up 12lbs from my starting...I put on 3lbs this weeks.  Those babies must be really growing in there. 
Belly Button in or out? In as of right now it is getting close to 'popping.'  Which would be a first for me.
Rings on/off:  Off...I miss my pretty rings!!!!
Maternity Clothes:   Tops and Jeans from Old Navy,  Sandals Kohl's


Size of Babies: At 32 weeks the babies should be about 17 inches and 3.75 pounds...each about the size of a jicama.
Heart Rates: Both babies heart rates ranged between 140 and 146.


Weird Changes:  My face is starting to break out again.  Not sure what that is all about but I don't like it!

Sleep: Sleep is alright.  I am soo tired, but getting more and more uncomfortable by the day.    

Best moment this week: Making it to 32 weeks!!

Movement: The nurses just laugh at me.  These babies are so active they can barely keep the monitors on them to get a good heart rate reading.  Most the time all you hear is kicking and movement and not much along the heart rate thumping.  
Stretch marks? Oy....these ones are getting more and more interesting.
Symptoms:  Exhausted quickly and sore from the belly growing and stretching. 
Labor Signs: Contractions here and there.  Trying to keep them under control by taking it easy and using lots of help!

Food cravings: I am just trying to eat anything that will go down at the moment.  Nothing ever seems to really sound good these days.
Food aversions: Fish and most pork

Pregnancy best friend: GATORADE!!!!!  I am not the biggest fan of the stuff but after last weekends bout on the OB floor (you can read about that here),  I have been drink at least 1 and up to 3 of these a day.  I am refusing to get put back in the hospital because of dehydration again.
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Gender prediction: Still waiting, although its getting harder not to want to find out.


What I miss: Sitting anywhere comfortably.  These babies are invading my rib cage.
What I am looking forward to: Keeping these babies cooking for longer!!!!

Weekly Wisdom: Drink fluids, and don't forget something that has electrolytes in it!!!!!

Milestones: We have made it to week 32!!!!! 


Thanks so much for reading.   Have a great day!