First of all, yesterday was Cohen’s 13 month birthday 🙂 I decided I will now only post about him when I feel up to it. I asked Brent what he thought about me continuing to do a monthly post on the 7th every month. He said he thought he could get overwhelming and I should just do it when I felt like I wanted to. I was thinking that before I asked, but still wanted to know what he thought. I think about Cohen everyday, but of course, I can’t go there on my posts every day : /
Today, I am 31 weeks pregnant with Knox and Sloane 🙂
Yep, Sloane has an “e” on the end 🙂 I still need to post their middle names. Well, we know Sloane’s begins with a “R”, but we are still trying to decide between two names.
I’m not sure what it is about this week, but my head has started spinning. I keep thinking that really, it could be anytime now. I don’t feel like it will be soon, but the reality is, it’s sooner every week and every day.
Of course I am ready, but am I prepared? I honestly don’t think there is anything that could prepare me for two blessings arriving and one time. It’s still hard not to question yourself.
I have so many mom friends that tell me their feelings and stuff with one and how they think about me doing two at once. I think it will be overwhelming, but I think we will adjust and it will be our new normal. I’m probably going to have some twins moms on speed dial, though, haha.
Last night I worked on a to-do list, and let me say, it’s not short. However, if they were to arrive tomorrow, none of that stuff would matter, but there is still things that need to get done in preparation. No, I don’t know why I’ve put so much off until the last minute, per se. I don’t want to jinx myself, hopefully I have weeks left. I suppose time just started flying by. When I’ve felt like I could get up and do some things, I just don’t last long. Now, everyday, I don’t last as long as the day before. Therefore, I can’t be all too productive : / I do feel a bit helpless, although Brent does a lot and we do have a lot of people helping and willing to help.
The pain is real. I know it’s a combination of being 5’2″, just having had a baby via section and the fact that it’s twins, but my body is just in a whirlwind. Don’t get me wrong, I do stay in bed about 20 hours out of the day it seems, but those other times, I’m rushing to hurry and get back in bed or in a comfortable position so the pain will stop. When I say pain, it’s just growing & stretching. It’s pressure on my hips, tail bone, bottom, etc. It’s all normal. I was at the post office the other day and having to wait a few minutes in line…torture… I had a pinching around my tail bone and I squealed out loud, unknowingly. Two women asked if I was okay, haha. Yep, I’m fine. Then, one proceeded to ask if I was up trying to go into labor because I sure looked like I was at that point, HA!
I’m definitely not complaining, just telling you how it is. I would remain in bed with constant immense pain to grow and get these babies here 🙂
The finger pricking is going good. Hopefully next week I’ll be done with it. My numbers have still looked great. And, according to my scale, I’ve lost a little more weight, which I know still isn’t ideal. I had a follow up yesterday with my dietitian, but I called and canceled. I just told her there was no sense in me trying to get up and dressed, drive there & park and up to the third floor. I hurt and it’s so hot. All for her to tell me my numbers looked fine, add in some carbs, etc. I told her what my doctor had said and that I was seeing him regularly. I told her I would fax her the chart I had filled out.
My doctor is out of the office this week, so we go back next week.
The movement is still amazing. Knox kicks and punches like crazy. I think Sloane is actually picked hers up a bit, it’s just a different feeling because of her positioning. He is right where we can see him and can pretty much see the shape of feet punch out on my belly.
The nursery doesn’t lack much! I’m excited and ready for it to be done!
I’ve purchased some preemie and newborn clothes. We’ve also been gifted some up to 7lbs clothes. I know we have no idea what we will need, but I thought it’s better to have them on hand than not to have them! I know with twins, their weights can vary vastly depending on when they arrive and many other things. My doctor has said from the beginning he thinks Knox & Sloane will be smaller, but I guess you never know. Maybe he will do some measurements and such next week.
Oh, the stretch marks are real too 🙁 I know, I know. I knew I wouldn’t escape them. However, seeing them and seeing new ones pop up, just isn’t the most glamorous part of pregnancy. They should be pretty special looking if I go another 7 weeks, haha. They are right underneath my belly between my c-section scar and belly button. No, I won’t intentionally show you because I can’t imagine anyone wanting to see, haha.
My mom has clearly seen that Sloane’s wardrobe is quite large compared to Knox’s, though he does have some hand me downs coming, so she picked him up this cute little football get up last week. I love it.
I gave back in to Zulily, briefly, and snagged these pants for Knox 🙂 I mean how could I turn down razorbacks? The smallest one they had when I looked was a 2T, but I figure he will grow into them.
Is it silly I’m excited to use our bottle tree? haha. I think it’s so cute! I do plan to primarily breastfeed, but I know we will try to incorporate bottles at some point. I do plan to put this cute tree out on the counter soon 🙂
Instead of frozen yogurt being my snack, meet my new snacks….
That Nature’s Valley Granola Thins in peanut butter, is one of the best things I’ve ever put in my mouth. They are amazing. They have 90 calories, 10 carbs & 2 proteins.. A perfect snack.
I have a baby shower coming up in a few weeks and I’m SO excited!! I have the bestest friends, ever. We were going to have a couples shower, but decided to change it to a just the ladies 🙂
I’m praying August and September cool off some. I mean my body is SO hot non stop and I feel like this heat is making the house harder to cool. Then, I walk out to check the mail, come back in and usually re-think that. But geesh….
I’m determined to get a good video of the dancing in my belly seen from the outside. Every time they do it, I grab my phone, turn the camera on and they stop. Stinkers.
Belly is measuring 46.5 inches today. The last time I measured it was 47″, so that .5″ must have been their positioning. I posted a few pics of us and some nursery time with Elton on Tuesday. Elton is still so curious about the nursery.
Here we are today…
I’m convinced it looks bigger in the evening. I need to take and post a picture of that. I’m also convinced the big camera makes it look smaller than it is. Maybe I should have Brent take video footage? haha
Let’s compare back to weeks 5-8, shall we?
Now the comparison when I was 31 weeks with Cohen….
Hope you all have a good day 🙂