Thursday, June 3, 2010

38 weeks!!!

38 weeks! Full term for singletons! Neat-o! The stats say 50% of twin pregnancies get to term but I thought for sure we'd be in the pre-term category. Go team!


I thought I'd list the "damage" for posterity.

I've gained about 80#

I've gained a distinct and slightly disturbing afternoon TV habit, but I like it.

Super puffy hands and feet with the occasional cankle

Really achey hands, wrists and insteps

A super nice staring out of the window habit

My stretch marks arrived yesterday. YESTERDAY!!!

Severe heartburn arrived yesterday. There isn't enough calcium in the world to soothe it.

and the good

No hemhorrhoids! YAY!

No constipation

Time to read


The only physical side effect of pregnancy that I was dreading was hemorrhoids. I'm glad I don't have them, but considering what has shown up in the past few days, I'm not assuming that they still won't show up. Just a few days ago I thought I was getting out of this without stretch marks. I had dared not speak it until this week and blammo! There they are. So if I wake up with a hemorrhoid tomorrow, I have only myself to blame. I don't mind having the stretch marks, I just thought I had weaseled my way out, and to get them in the last week of pregnancy is sort of mean don't you think? Gregg, sweet thing, "can't see them". The heartburn is freaking epic. How's about a razor blade cocktail with a boiling vinegar chaser? Luckily it's not constant, but it has woken me up a couple of times and once or twice i thought I was going to hurl. Cereal is my main food group now and that keeps it under some control.


Ahhh! 4 days to go.




4 comments:

  1. Whoo! Only four days to go and full term babies? Yay! What are you reading--anything good?

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  2. One of my friends has heartburn regularly, and during pregnancy it gets a lot worse. She puts blocks up under the head of her bed, raising it by 3-4 inches so that she sleeps on an incline. She absolutely swears by the method and even has a spare pair that she loans out to friends in similar predicaments. A wedge pillow will NOT do the same, as it makes you bed at the hips, which is worse. She also takes a cocktail of medicines, but you can probably figure out which ones to take and which ones to avoid, given your medical background.

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  3. WOW! You're having your babies like, tomorrow!!!

    38 weeks is spectacular!

    Sending you some zen for the next few weeks. :)

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