Wow! Every week I don’t think I can get any bigger and sure enough I do get bigger. But no worries my OB reassured me that I will not only keep growing forward but I will start to grow wider from side to side. YAY! Wouldn’t that make you feel better??? I am sure by the end of this I will look like Gilbert Grape’s Mama and have to be lifted out of my bed by a crane! No in all seriousness I am just amazed at my body and how God has made it to grow to accommodate all these children. He just amazes me! These past few weeks have been busy ones. We moved into our new house (necessities only) the weekend of June 13. We spent two nights here and then headed up to White Springs for Camp Meeting. To be honest I was really worried about the heat this year, but it really wasn’t that bad.
The Tuesday of that week we had our first trip to Labor and Delivery. You see on Monday I didn’t really feel Jake move and then all morning on Tuesday I didn’t feel him move either. So I asked another mother of multiples what I should do and so I followed her tips and unfortunately I still didn’t feel him move. So I decided to give my Dr.’s office a call. Of course they said to head to L & D. I don’t know what it is this pregnancy but the thought of heading to L & D makes me literally sick to my stomach. I guess I am just afraid that they will sentence me to hospital bed rest or worse say the babies have to come early. Anyway I headed to Shands William met me there. To put it bluntly I had held it together quite well all the way to the hospital and even till I got to my little curtained room but as soon as the sweet nurse asked me to take a seat onto the bed I completely lost it!!! Once William calmed me down I got an up close experience to how many machines and other things I will be hooked up to when the time comes to be at the hospital. After about what felt like an ETERNITY they found Jake’s heartbeat after several attempts and failures. Apparently he wanted to scoot down by his brother Drake so every time I thought Drake was moving it was Jake as well. All in all we were happy to be sent home from the hospital.
That Friday I had a Dr. appointment. My Dr. said I was doing wonderfully. I went over some questions I had like when should I expect to see things fall apart and she they may not that I may make it to 38 weeks….t WOOOO HOOO!!! But if things were to go south they will try to get me to 34 weeks. She did remind me that I have been placed on “moderate activity bed rest” which I try to follow. I would say overall we got GREAT news!
This week Willie has gotten another virus =( and so that has put a kink in packing up the other house. But I have been blessed to have a wonderful mother, mother in law, and best friend who have been helping me any way they can.
Week 25- 40 3/4 inches around
26 weeks- 42 inches around
27 weeks 42 inches around ( I guess the belly wanted to take a rest maybe I will start growing outwards sooner than I thought)