Thursday, July 21

35 weeks pregnant


Yesterday I was officially 35 weeks pregnant!  About 10 weeks ago I thought that getting to 35 weeks was a dream but here we are... still pregnant... which is great.  We feel pretty ready for the big arrival.  My bags are packed, the car seats have been installed, we've met with our doula and we're finalizing some nursery details.

Since we're at 35 weeks I have abandoned the whole reduced activity thing and have been walking as much as I can.  Walking has taken place in the middle of the night (heart burn turned into belly burn which only subsides with a 3 am walk), really early in the morning and pretty much throughout the day.  My feet keep swelling and lately my leg muscles feel like they are outgrowing my skin... unpleasant... yes... worth it... yes.

I have no idea how much weight I've gained to date.  I basically have stopped looking at the scale while the nurse weighs me.  She always seems pleased and I wonder whether she says good job because I've gained a lot or good job because I've gained a reasonable amount.  I am afraid to ask.

I pretty much get braxton hicks contractions whenever I make a major position change... like standing up, turning over... you get the picture.  These aren't painful and the more practice I get the better... it's also quite funny to see my belly turn into a hard basketball.

Everyone from our multiples pre-natal course delivered their twins during their 35th week... so maybe this will be the week.  I am excited but I do have those panicky moments where I realize that it will only be Andrew and I for awhile longer.  I also daydream about going to my first post birth body attack class (which I know won't be for a few weeks / couple of months post birth) but I really just can't wait to get this body moving again no matter how sleep deprived I might be in the months (or years) to come.

I can't tell if my belly has grown since last week.  Alice & Isla are definitely running out of real estate and I am thinking they will make a break for it soon!



19 comments:

  1. Looking good! Almost there. Thank goodness for sun dresses, eh?

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  2. You look amazing! No swelling - just glowing!

    The count down is on!!!
    I cannot wait to see baby Alice and baby Isla!

    Hugs!!!

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  3. Oh my, you look great. You carry twins like you were made to do it!

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  4. Wow! You look incredible. Congrats on making it this far! I'm 25 weeks preggo with just one so you are an inspiration! Love the girls names - BOTH those are on our list too :)

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  5. Gorgeous lady, gorgeous bump and no doubt gorgeous girls in there!!

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  6. You look so great!! I feel the same as you....like it could be any day. However, I was talking to a friend yesterday and she recently heard of 2 twin birth stories recently - one that delivered at 40 weeks and one at 41 weeks. At that point, I was cringing at the thought of being pregnant for another month! ha ha!

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  7. Congrats on making it to Week 35! I love the image of your daughters making a break for it! :) I'm sure they can't wait to meet you!

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  8. You look lovely! I hope you can truly enjoy these next few days/weeks with your hubby before those sweet babies are here!

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  9. Aw! Congrats! You are glowing!

    Not too much longer to go!

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  10. Beautiful!!!! So exciting... any day!!!!

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  11. Ashley!! You are absolutely glowing!!! And you've named them?? So pretty. I am so excited for you!! Good luck with the delivery and I can't wait to see pictures of the beautiful girls!

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  12. Thanks for all of your kind words ladies!!

    @Maggie {Okay, now what?} - don't know what I would do without this dress!

    @sunnyside up - there is swelling believe me... it just occurs below the knee!

    @christine, just bella - congrats on being 25 weeks!!!

    @Infertile Farmer - okay 40 and 41 weeks for twins is insane. I know the whole eviction thing is no good (induction) but 40 weeks with twins... no thank you!

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  13. You look great - and so happy!! congrats :)

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  14. Beautiful! Congrats on 35! I can't wait to meet them!

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  15. You look amazing!!!!! Congrats on making it to 35 weeks!

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  16. You look fabulous! And since I'm just catching up on commenting (I saved this post in my reader while traveling), congrats on 36 weeks!

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