It is hard having such a gorgeous family :)

It is hard having such a gorgeous family :)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

So close yet sooo far away!

That is a picture of twins at 32 weeks. I feel excited and amazed to be 32 weeks. When I think back to first being pregnant it seems like 32 weeks have flown by but boy do I feel like a bloated elephant!!! I have got the baby bump the size of a small island. Being pregnant with twins takes everything out of you. It is a struggle daily to feel like I'm getting enough oxygen in. I jokingly told my doctor I needed an oxygen tank. While the reality is my oxygen levels are just fine it literally feels like I'm one of those bigger linemen that just ran 90 yards for a TD... Then I got some stressful news that put the cherry on top. I found out I have gestational diabetes. I got tested at the very beginning of my pregnancy and it was negative but now I have it. In my research I found out that it is common to get it when carrying multiples and even more common when carrying fraternal twins. This new development really shook things up. Now I have to test my blood sugar four times a day with my special diabetes kit and the best part... I have to be conscience of everything last thing I put in my mouth. For example eating a simple bowl of cheerios with skim milk (which I've eaten like every morning since forever) spikes my blood sugar. It's not the cheerios.. its the milk. Milk is apparently the devil when it comes to diabetes. I can't even look at white bread without my blood sugar spiking up and don't even think about something as simple as graham crackers. One single sheet of graham cracker totally spiked my blood sugar. Oh graham crackers how I miss you. You and I were best friends!! Turns out breaking up IS hard to do :( The good news is once I have the twins my diabetes will immediately go away but I think this experience will forever change the way I look at food. In the meantime I'm trying to deck the halls without a single ounce of chocolate... which Keri by the way is eating for the both us of. Thanks Keri! ;)

Onto the babies... things have been going really well with the twins. They are both finally "head down" and they kick basically all day. This is so different than with Cambree who never kicked. We would put rap music on my belly with Cambree and nothing. These twins are definitely making up for that. Day and night they are making their presence known!!

Now that I am 32 weeks I have to go twice a week to the doctors to have the twins monitored for about an hour each time. I have my growth ultrasound on the 28th and my next doctor appointment on Jan 2nd. It is definitely a busy time around here! At least I have Christmas to try and distract me! As much as I feel horrible and complain I definitely feel blessed to be having twins. We are in for a big adventure!!

1 comment:

Kayleen said...

It will be the beginning of quite the life for your family! Glad to hear things are going as well as can be expected. Thanks for the updates. I really look forward to hearing how you and those two little ones are doing! Best wishes floating your way!!!{>

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