"Ah! His head is flat!" I became obsessed. I went back and looked at pictures of Eli fresh from the womb. There he was with a perfectly round melon. I researched baby skulls and the malleability of the brain. I called our pediatrician and couldn't wait for a check-up.
I have been feeling pretty good! I'm back to substituting, and have been cooking/baking/cleaning like crazy. My father-in-law thinks I'm nesting, and one of my fellow teachers told me it looks like Baby Boy is riding really low and might come sooner than I think...
Pictures from 33 weeks. I look as big as a house, OMG!
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I'm also a little bit in denial. Tim and I were talking about how we feel like October is at least 3 months away, and then when people say next month it's a huge shock! I can't believe I'm almost 34 weeks!
I don't care about my stretch marks as much as I thought I would before I got pregnant, though. I mean, I think they're icky looking and I'd rather they weren't there but they don't really bother me. That's a big deal for me because I had all kinds of body image problems growing up!
How do you hold a family together? How do you make kids WANT to spend time with the family? How do you give your children the motivation to work things through positively with their siblings and with you, instead of hardening into negative attitudes? Much of the answer has to do with the family culture you create.
Aaah, major acid reflux going on right now. I'm drinking some warm milk and honey, let's hope that helps. It usually does. I thought about waking up poor Tim to make me some but then decided to let him sleep. He works hard enough as it is!
Today is November 15th, and I found out that I am pregnant with my fourth baby. I am not sure how far along I am, or even when I am due. I just know that I have a baby growing inside me and that my HCG levels are 84.
I went to my new OB today for my first prenatal appointment. Things went very well. I am very impressed with her and already like her a lot.
Today we went to our almost-37 week appointment. Baby's looking great! The midwife felt around for his head, and said that he's ENGAGED! OMG, I was so not ready to hear that! We read up on it when we got home, and found out that that means he's in my pelvis, locked into position for labor.
This has been quite the week. I had to start progesterone supplements because my levels were only at 12.5 last week. They gave me 200 mgs to take once a day. It really scared me and I was so afraid that I was going to lose the baby.
This past week has been amazing! It's starting to sink in that I am having twins. I'm really excited about it all. I feel so special that I get to have two babies at once.
With the holidays, this week has been a crazy one. I went to see my OB on Friday. It was awful! My appointment was supposed to be at 9:15 and she didn't come into the room to see me until 10:45.
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My body must be sending me all kinds of mothering hormones now that I'm so close to my due date, because my love for him has graduated from that "I-love-you-like-a-cute-fuzzy-animal" love to a definite mommy-baby kind of love.
It's been a better week emotionally. Health wise, its getting worse! Christmas Day, I threw up for the first time.
This week has been a quiet one. On Wednesday after my doctor appointment, I developed a pain in my side that lasted until Saturday. I'm not sure what it was, but it's gone now, and that's all I care about.
So far, this week has been okay. I'm still sneezing, but I've just gotten used to carrying a Kleenex with me all the time. I was having a problem with migraines, but my wonderful OB gave me a prescription for the pain...