Tomorrow is July, July is the twins birth month!!! Crazy, can’t believe it’s almost here. Baby A is still breech so we have our C-section scheduled for July 25th, but my OB continues to say that she doesn’t think I’ll make it to that day. On July 25th I’ll be 37 weeks and 5 days.
Overall, I really can’t complain too much about my pregnancy, but my body is definitely feeling like it’s getting towards the end of the road. My carpal tunnel is pretty intense now, pretty much 24/7 numbness, so I’ve really cut back at work. And the newest, not favorable symptoms have been rapid weight gain and severe lower body swelling. Luckily, my blood pressure is still okay. My doctor says the swelling is my body’s way of saying I need to take it easy, she wants me to stop working after this week, but I think with my light schedule I should be able to finish up the week after as well.
I think I’ve almost doubled my total weight gain in the last month. To help with the swelling I’m wearing compression socks to work (not sure if they are helping, see photo below!), sitting in a tub of cold water in the evening before bed, cutting back on salty foods, and trying to keep my feet up at home as much as possible. Hope this picture doesn’t scare you.
My legs after a day of work with compression socks!
Maya, my fur baby, snuggling up to the babies. She has been my baby for almost 12 years, she has no idea how life is going to change!
Here’s the baby bump today, keeps getting larger!
We had a growth check ultrasound today and received great news. Baby A is estimated to be 5 pounds 10 ounces and Baby B is estimated to be 5 pounds 7 ounces. We are thrilled at their sizes, they both seem to have my big head, so the weights may be a little overestimated! Baby A continues to be sitting right on my cervix so the C-section will still be the way to go.
Back to the OB on Thursday for another routine check and NST. No plans for our Fourth of July this year yet, maybe just a small BBQ at home with friends. Happy and safe 4th everyone!