How far along? 32 weeks and 1 day
Total weight gain: 30 pounds exactly (well, as of Friday)- as many of you read on facebook, I have officially matched Brian's weight... any bets on how much I'll surpass him? On second thought, no guesses, please.
Stretch marks: Miraculously, no. I think my belly button looks like a nose right now, so I still wouldn't go around saying my stomach looks attractive or anything.
Sleep: Still waking up a few times per night to switch sides (which is more of an ordeal that I ever would have imagined), but for the most part, it hasn't been terrible. I'm just cherishing every night of uninterrupted sleep that we get for these next few weeks!
Best moment this week: Finishing the nursery- reveal to come on the blog later this week!
Miss Anything: Sleeping on my stomach and working out... lame, but true.
Movement: Constantly! Sometimes I feel like the host of a rave. Clara is camped out higher up, just under my lungs, and Colby has taken up residence lower down, right on top of my bladder. So the raves are generally more fun for them than they are for me, but I suppose I don't mind hosting :)
Food cravings: Still not anything in particular, although I have been eating a lot of cookies lately. My favorites? Oatmeal chocolate chip from Potbelly, chocolate chip from Zoe's Kitchen, pretty much anything from Tiff's Treats, and thanks to leftovers from Brian's office last week, chocolate chip from Tiny Boxwoods (even though I've never actually been there).
Symptoms: My feet/hands swell if I'm on my feet a lot, but nothing too out of control. Other than that, occasional crampiness, shortness of breath, and the general discomfort that comes with gestating humans.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy! Occasionally I lose my cool over something little and can sense a breakdown coming, but the tears have been kept to a minimum, as have the temper tantrums, much to Brian's relief, I'm sure.
Have you started to show yet: Yep. I think it's funny that men comment more about it than women in public. My favorite was when a male co-worker (that I really don't know) looked down at my stomach last week and said, "What happened to you?!" Hmm, where to start...
Looking forward to: The babies' next growth scan on Friday, my mom-in-law and sis-in-law joining me for an ultrasound next week, and of course, meeting Colby and Clara!
Thankfully, the perinatologist appointments have continued to go well. Now that I have reached 32 weeks, I have to do a non-stress test at each appointment, which is basically where they attach a heart rate monitor for each baby to my stomach and one to see if I'm having any contractions (none yet).
It seems like the doctors are pleased with their biophysical profile results at each appointment, and the one I saw on Friday even commented about how she wished all babies were as cooperative as ours. I assured her that they inherited this from their daddy and not from me :) Let's hope that continues after they're born!
I am now seeing my OB weekly, and at my last appointment on Friday, he indicated that he expects delivery around 36 weeks. He said my pregnancy could probably go on for "a while," but seems to think we will probably deliver around that time just due to the fact that Clara has continued to be under the 5th percentile. If that's the case, then we have FOUR weeks or less left and should expect their arrival some time around March 31st (Easter Sunday)!