Sprinkles of Real Life: 24 Week Bumpdate and Maternity Photos
Hello hello! I keep hearing that you guys like these updates so I’m trying to do them more often. I’m not going to lie though, it’s hard. I’m having a hard time keeping up with everything including my little corner of the internet these days.
Because I have hit a wall. I hit one in my first trimester where I felt like I couldn’t possibly go through another day of being so sick and just felt so horrible for so long that I laid on my bathroom floor crying because the sickness seemed unending. I’m kind of back there. I’m at the point where I have been so big for so long and everything has been so uncomfortable for so long that I slammed into that wall hard this week.
I didn’t lay on my bathroom floor crying though because I’d never get back up. It’d be too hard. The floor and all things on it are dead to me now.
So that’s how I’m feeling. Just spent. I’m constantly exhausted and have the worst heartburn. And I’m getting nervous again.
I don’t know if I shared with you all before but this high risk pregnancy thing is no joke. I’m high risk for a number of reasons- I had preeclampsia during my daughter’s pregnancy, I have existing high blood pressure and kidney problems, my babies have marginal cord insertion and of course being pregnant with identical twins makes you high risk without all the other stuff.
It’s downright terrifying and a lot of work. I know it sounds weird but my full time job right now is essentially keeping myself pregnant. This week alone I have had FOUR doctors appointments and have made a trip to labor and delivery for high blood pressure. That’s just insane. Yesterday, I got my appointment schedule for the end of my pregnancy and it goes up to 2 to 3 appointments per week for a month. OMG. Please give me all the book suggestions because most of those appointments are for monitoring. I have no idea how women that work traditional full time jobs do this.
But, despite how time consuming keeping these children in is with all the appointments, I’d rather be watched closely and catch any problems before they get bad. So I go to everything. I sit on my couch a lot. I try to rest (which is somewhat difficult between my daughter at home and the fact that it is a small miracle to get and stay sleeping at 24 weeks pregnant with twins). Keep my feet up. Hydrate. The whole nine. Because these babies need to cook longer. Even though we are officially at viability at 24 weeks, I’m really frightened of them coming this early.
I will breathe a huge sigh of relief in December when we get to 32 weeks and an even bigger sigh of relief when they come out and are healthy.
In the meantime though, I’ve been trying to distract myself and find ways to stay sane. So obviously Netflix has been a given. I’m almost done with season 2 of Hart of Dixie. Mindless, light, fun. Love it. And I’m rewatching New Girl for like the fifth time. What should I check out after I’m done with Hart of Dixie? Think addicting, girly tv that isn’t too emotional because the hormones are real you guys. I cried because my husband made me muffins one morning. I don’t need a tearjerker show to binge. Plus, I still watch This is Us.
In other distraction news… we had maternity/family photos done this weekend. My super talented friend Kate Amstutz came up for the weekend and we did some photos in my favorite apple orchard and I just love them. The session was a lot of fun and she actually got my daughter to look and smile, something I have to hardcore bribe her to do normally.
And in case you were wondering… we are having….
identical twin boys!
And as of yesterday, everything looks good. Baby A measured 1 pound and 5 ounces and Baby B, my little bruiser, is weighing in at 1 pound 8 ounces. So yes, there are almost 3 pounds of baby inside me already. That’s a lot of baby.
No wonder why it’s hard to walk around, stand up, and just generally breathe. All I really want to do is sit in my pillow nest on my couch and eat all the things.
Cravings right now in case you were wondering. Well, I’m still on a spaghetti kick. It doesn’t end. But, and this is sort of embarrassing given I’m a foodie, I’ve discovered the joy that is Taco Bell’s spicy potato tacos and cheesy potato grillers. OMG. Just typing those words makes me need one and wish that Taco Bell was closer to me so I could hit a drive through up stat. And I’m still having some serious love for roasted broccoli (btw you must try this roasted brussels sprouts and broccoli spaghetti. It’s everything.) And cheese. Loving all the cheese. We’ve had straight up beer cheese for dinner several nights this week and I have NO SHAME.
I mean really it’s hard to have shame when you need your husband to help you tie your sneakers because your feet, like all things on the floor, are dead to you.
So that’s everything right now. I’ll have to do another non pregnancy bumpdate to update you on the rest of my goings on and show you the awesome unicorn cake that happened for my daughter’s birthday.
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