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Nashville, TN, United States
I am a mom to amazing twin girls, a wife, and I work full time. I battled infertility for 2 years and over the course of treatments, a twin pregnancy, and raising twins I managed to gain about 80 lbs. I’ve lost about 50 lbs so far and would like to lose another 50 in my quest to become a hot mama.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Thrid Trimester?!?!?!

Holy crap.  I cannot believe I am in my 3rd trimester already.  It seems like just yesterday I found out I was pregnant.  The even scarier thing is unlike the first 2 trimesters, I am fully aware that I am not going to get a full 3rd trimester in.  Ehhhhh.  Scary.

How far along: 28 weeks, 1 day

Total Weight Gain: 30 lbs 

Symptoms: Unbelievable back/sciatic nerve pain and swollen appendages.  My feet look like Christmas hams with Vienna sausages stitched on (I know that you think I probably only referred to them as food items because I am pregnant, but I find those two things completely repulsive right now). My hands are also so swollen that bending my fingers hurts and is difficult.

Stretch Marks: Yes.  They seemed to stop for a few weeks there and I think the babies are on a growth spurt again because they are picking back up…and above the belly button this time.  I have never been skinny before, but picturing my post baby belly is starting to sadden me.  I don’t think I’ll ever be able to wear a 2 piece again…especially given that I have 8-10 weeks of stretching left to do!

Sleep: Not good.  Bathroom trips have increased to about 3-4 times per night.  Getting out of bed is a chore because of the back pain so the whole process of going to the bathroom takes much longer than it should.  Not to mention that once I get back into bed my heart is racing as if I just completed some Olympic feat.

Best Moment Last Week: Baby B was facing outwards and I could feel every little movement.  Any time it’s hands moved, I felt it and could see it.  It was pretty cool. I am pretty sure they are facing inwards again because I don’t feel as much movement from that one except big kicks.

Movement: See above.  There is tons of movement.  I love sitting there and putting my hands on my tummy and feeling the Mortal Combat party that is going on in there.  I really hope they have flipped in the same direction, because of one is still breach, poor baby A is getting kicked in the head A LOT! 

Food Cravings: None.  I don’t feel like eating.  My stomach is so squished that I rarely get hungry and when I do eat it gives me reflux.  It is actually  becoming a problem because by the time I am registering I am hungry it is because my blood sugar has tanked so low that I feel like puking.  I am trying to be better about it.

What I Miss: Breathing.  I miss going up the stairs and not needing 20 minutes to recover from it. Seriously…how do morbidly obese people do it?!

What am I looking forward to:  I am looking forward to our Marvelous Multiples class (which will hopefully be a better experience than our breastfeeding class).  I am also REALLY looking forward to the arrival of my family from Florida in 2 weeks for our baby shower. 

Milestones: 28 weeks!!!!  The babies now have a 90-95% chance of survival if they should be born now (god forbid).

How is Daddy? Amazing.  He has been helping me so much more around the house because it is becoming more and more difficult to get things done.  He’s been giving me lots of back and foot rubs and tells me every single day to stop what I am doing and go take a hot bath.  He is seriously as awesome as the guy in the old spice commercials: )  I am so blessed to have such an amazing husband who has taken such an active role in this pregnancy. 


  1. yaay for third trimester!! i personally think vienna sausages are soo cute looking, so i'm sure you look great :o) listen to hubbs - put your feet up and relax as best you can :o)

  2. I cannot believe you're in the third trimester already!! Time has flown so fast!!!
    I've lost my appetite too! It's like there's no room for it in there or something!
    Hubby sounds like a dream! Yay for you!

  3. Congrats Emily!! So happy you have made it, and I hope for your sake that the next 8-10 weeks fly by. I felt so bad for your little feet the other day.... that photo looked painful. Lots of love and luck to you and Randy :D

  4. I'm enjoying reading about your journey! Congrats on making it this far, it will all be worth it in the end!

  5. whats up with photo of the black dude in a towel?

  6. any relation to him and the black baby in your breastfeeding class?