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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, August 13, 2010

32 Weeks

How far along: 32 weeks, 1 day

Total Weight Gain: 36 lbs 

Symptoms: Contractions....lots and lots of contractions.  The sad part is I know on a scale of 1-10 these contractions are probably only a 1 of how bad they are going to get....but good god, some of them just hurt!

Stretch Marks: Yes. Tons.  Looks like we are holding steady at just above the belly button though.  Since the babies are already dropping, maybe we can avoid getting any higher!

Sleep: Terrible.  I am able to sleep for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours at a time.  That is about as long as I can sleep without having to go to the bathroom and/or readjusting my body so I don't get a cramp.

Best Moment Last Week: Finding out I am no more effaced than I was the week prior!

Movement: The babies are starting to run out of room.  Their movements are becoming very deliberate.  I am no longer able to feel little flutters any more...I can only feel good hard kicks and punches. 

Food Cravings: None.  I have been really focusing on consuming as much protein as possible so that the babies can gain enough weight before they are born.  So I've been drinking lots of shakes and eating protein bars.   Other than that I crave ice cream which is a new one for me. 

What I Miss: The outdoors.  Being on bed rest has given me a whole new appreciation for being able to do simple things like clean my house or go to the grocery store. 

What am I looking forward to:  The only thing I am looking forward to at this point is reaching the magical 34 week mark. I am fairly certain I can do it!  

Milestones: 32 weeks!  The babies have a pretty good shot if they were to be born right now...granted, they would probably require a little bit of ventilator assistance. 

How is Daddy? I can't say enough good things about my husband.  He has been taking me to my doctor appointments, helping me through contractions, taking me out at night on car rides which he calls "walking me" just so I can get out of the house, making dinner, cleaning, ....the list really goes on and on.  He has single handedly kept our house afloat while I have been on bed rest.  I am so blessed to have such an amazing and supportive husband.  I think he is really starting to get excited about the arrival or these babies....which could literally be in 2 weeks!

Now for the 32 week pic....again, forewarning on the stretch marks!


  1. Oh Emily you are almost there. Randy sounds like a total sweet heart. I would probably starve to death and be on the show hoarders if Mark had to do all the chores. He will hire a cleaning lady and bring me take out so I guess he has his method too. Good luck and prayers for a safe 4 more weeks.

  2. I can't believe those sweet babies will be here so soon! I love that your husband calls it "walking you" when he takes you on a car ride. Good thing you both have a great sense-of-humor to help you through the nuisance of bedrest. Hang in there!

  3. 34 weeks will be here in no time! Keep up the good work!

  4. yay emily!! soooo excited those babies are still cooking!! keep up the good work! joe sends his love too! almost there!

  5. Lookin' good mama. I know I'll be there soon with the stretch marks.

  6. If there is anyone who can make it 34 weeks it's you!! I just know it!!! You are doing so well on your bedrest which I am sure is not being easy for you. So sweet of your hubby to take you out for drives just so you can leave the house!! Love the belly pics!!

  7. Hello Emily-
    I found your blog on LFCA and found myself reading all the way back from the beginning of your blog. I am also from Nashville and am currently going the NFC. I was also diagnosed with PCOS, we have done 2 cycles of Follistim with IUI's. We are getting ready to start are 3 cycle. I just wanted to let you know that I enjoyed hearing your story and it gave me hope that we are headed in the right direction.