23w6d follow up

Friday, August 14, 2009

Okay, I lied... This will be my last post of this trimester!

I've gotten a couple of questions about the heart. I try to make the heart so that I can "hold" the babies. As they have grown, my hands have grown wider. So, yes, I could make a small heart over my belly button, but it would be different than how I've been holding my belly. So I hold in the same position and, over time, that has made my heart get bigger.

But the real reason I am blogging. I just got weighed. I haven't been weighed since my last appt with Dr B, which was over a month ago, around July 15th or so (dont have that page of the calendar easily available). I've gained... ONE POUND. That brings the total of this pregnancy to TEN POUNDS. My belly has expanded as though I've gained about 50 pounds but amazingly enough, that is not converting into pregnancy weight gain. I realize I went into pregnancy heavier than I would have liked (Peter says that I was "preparing" for them, nice guy...) but I have to say that I am really amazed that my gain has only been 10 pounds. I am doing my best to continue bedrest exercises since I want to lose as little muscle mass as possible (although I know that I have).

But, that is it. I promise. No more updates today. (And... 9 hours 40 minutes to go!!!)

11 comments:

Lachlan's Mum said...

I was wondering about the heart photos as well! Thank you for the clarification. What a beautiful idea for a photo, it's you holding your babies.

Happy almost-third-trimester!

Anonymous said...

Constantly praying for you and rejoicing in each milestone, you rock!!
Anna in CA

areyoukiddingme said...

Third trimester! Hurray for milestones reached!

Aunt Becky said...

Hooray! Nearly 3rd Trimester!

sprogblogger said...

Hurrah for 9h to go! So very excited at how well you all are doing!

Carrie said...

Well obviously it is not affecting those amazing babies' growth! You are soooo close! I will be thinking of you tonight, knowing it is turning midnight and 24 weeks where you are!

Anne said...

I am so happy for you. Everything is looking really good right now!! Still praying. Hugs to you and the babies.

Busted Tube said...

Woohoo! 24 weeks and the third trimester here you come!
I'm so excited that things are going well and the babies continue to do well. You're doing such a wonderful job taking care of you and the babies AND keeping us updated. I really appreciate the updates!

Kate said...

The third trimester is a beautiful place to be. I'm so happy you have arrived. I will continue to keep you in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Yay!!! By the time I read your blog again, you'll have gotten the shots and given those 4 little lungs a great boost!

Just Breathe said...

10 pounds, that is awesome, and just think how quickly you will lose the weight after they are born have two to take care of!