Pip and Pop are growing and growing! They are also getting smarter and smarter as they go through more bran development. This week they started to coordinate breathing with sucking and swallowing. This is an important skill to master before they come out or they will need feeding tubes. This week their bones, except the skull, will continue to harden.
Itching. Exhausted. Contractions. Tiny Bladder (Seriously. Every. 90. Minutes.) Trouble bending over - as in it doesn't happen. Shortness of breath and easily winded. Bruised and tender uterus. Nausea with contractions. Mild indigestion. Losing mucus plug (Eeew! Advice: don't google image search that. Ever.)
How I'm Changing:
I seem to be past the changing part of pregnancy. In fact, I look less round and pregnant than I did before. My belly used to go out, but now it is taller (starts lower) and wider and doesn't stick out as far.
What I'm Eating:
Odwalla Chocolate Protein Monsters (they stay down!). Milk. Not much. I have absolutely no appetite at all.
Due to the cholestasis and itching I sleep 45ish minutes at a time. Medications were changed so hopefully that changes soon!
Belly Button Watch:
My flattie lives on. And since Pip fell so low, I'm not as round as I used to be so I might **fingers crossed** ever go past flattie!
What I'm most excited about:
I am so excited to meet Pip and Pop!! It's still a few weeks away (I hit 37w0d in 4w2d!!!) but I am eager! I'm not so eager I want them out today. I want them to be healthy and NICU free so they need to stay in a bit longer, but I know it's soon!
My milk doesn't expire until after they will be here! Crazy!!!
We have a few weeks to finishing putting the house back together post carpet install tear apart and to get the nursery done, but not long!
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