I can’t believe this pregnancy is coming to an end. In fact, by the time you read this, our girls will be here! That is so hard to believe. The third trimester flew by. I feel like I blinked and all of a sudden, we are days away from meeting our babies. I can’t wait!
Twenty-Eight Weeks: My glucose test was scheduled for the day I turned exactly 28 weeks. Honestly, the drink wasn’t as bad as I had heard, but it wasn’t good either. I had to fast beforehand then drink the sugar drink in 5 minutes and have my blood drawn an hour later. I was feeling pretty shaky afterward, let me tell you. But the good news is I passed and I don’t have gestational diabetes, woo hoo!
We also saw the babies this week at our MFM appointment. They look great! The girls are continuing to share nicely which we are so thankful for. Baby A was showing off and we got to see her in 4D for a little bit which was so cool! Baby B was being shy. She was cuddled up in her sister’s chest and it was adorable. It’s amazing to think of the bond they already share.
I have also been moved to weekly ultrasounds so I will be seeing either my OBGYN or my MFM every week and getting ultrasounds. It’s hard to believe we are getting so close!
Twenty-Nine Weeks: Our couples baby shower was this week! You can read my recap HERE! Chris and I felt very special and we had a great time catching up with all of our friends.
We also had a little scare this week. I started having bad period-like cramps in the middle of the night. I drank a lot of water and attempted to go back to sleep but the cramps did not go away. In the morning I called my doctor to see if he thought I should be worried and he sent us to Labor and Delivery to check on things as a precaution. He said all women experience labor differently and he wanted to make sure I wasn’t going into pre-term labor, so off to the hospital we went.
Thankfully I was not in pre-term labor and the babies were doing great. It seems my body was adjusting to all of the growth and weight sitting on my pelvis, but I got put on light activity as a precaution. We are hoping to make it to 34 weeks and 36 weeks would be a bonus. Hoping the babies stay nice and cozy!
Thirty Weeks: I had a follow up appointment with my doctor a few days after our trip to Labor & Delivery and everything still looked good with me and the babies. My doctor said I should be getting uncomfortable and have a hard time getting up and in and out of bed. Check, check, check. I will continue to get weekly ultrasounds from here on out and we are going to keep a close eye on things.
I also saw my MFM and the babies are still looking great! They are sharing nicely and they both have plenty of fluid. They were measured for growth at this appointment and Baby A weighs 3 pounds, 4 ounces and Baby B weighs 3 pounds, 11 ounces. Grow babies grow!
Another fun thing returned this week… my nausea. Boo! I stopped throwing up at 20 weeks but at 30 weeks my nausea came back. I am having trouble eating and I am forcing food down to try and get the babies the nutrients they need.
Thirty-One Weeks: Chris and I took our Infant CPR and Safety class this week. It was very important to both of us to brush up on our CPR skills before the girls arrive. The class was was very informative and we enjoyed it! We also had our carseat check this week which turned out to be more helpful than I thought it would be honestly. The hospital we are delivering at does them for free and I definitely recommend looking into this if you’re expecting a baby. We were informed at our hospital tour that the hospital staff and nurses legally cannot tell us if we have the babies in their carseats correctly. During the carseat check, not only did they check that our carseats were installed properly and safely, we also got to practice strapping a doll into them. It was very helpful!
I had an appointment at my obgyn’s office this week too. My OB is on vacation for spring break, but I saw one of his partners and everything looks good. The girls passed their BPP (biophysical profile) ultrasound, which is always good news. The doctor I saw also measured me and I was measuring at 41 weeks… at almost 32 weeks. So that was a fun fact to learn, ha! Obviously being pregnant with twins, I am going to measure bigger, but that definitely explains why I am feeling so uncomfortable. Hoping these babies stay comfy a few more weeks!
Thirty-Two Weeks: I had an MFM appointment this week and the girls are looking great! They are continuing to share nicely and they are both doing practice breathing, which is something our doctor looks for at every appointment. We also saw that they both have hair! I can’t wait to see what color it is when they are born. We’re getting so close, I can’t believe it.
Thirty-Three Weeks: My nausea really came back this week and I felt so sick. I had to start taking my anti-vomiting medicine again which was a bummer, but I was having trouble functioning and eating. This was also the week that full-on discomfort hit me. I had been getting along pretty well with my growing bump, but now I am super uncomfortable. I am pretty much living in leggings or pajamas and I only put on “real” clothes if I’m leaving the house. I just keep reminding myself we are in the home stretch!
My appointment with my OBGYN this week went well too. The babies passed their BPP ultrasound and my doctor said they are looking great. We also scheduled my c-section! If I don’t go into labor before the week of April 15th, the girls will be born that week. We are 2.5 weeks out and I’m so excited!
Thirty-Four Weeks: Hitting 34 weeks was a big deal, this was the goal my doctor set for us! He said at this point if I go into labor, they won’t stop it and they will deliver the babies. So the girls could come at anytime now! It is so hard to believe.
We had an appointment with our MFM this week too and that went well! Baby A is weighing in at 4 pounds, 8 ounces and Baby B weighs 5 pounds, 2 ounces. They are definitely growing a lot at this point and we hope they will put on another 1/2 pound – 1 pound before they’re born. This was our last appointment with our MFM, so that was surreal. I just can’t believe we are getting so close to the end of this pregnancy. We promised everyone that we would send pictures and updates once the girls are born, so that wasn’t the last time they will hear from us.
Thirty-Five Weeks: This was a week of a lot of discomfort and emotions. I felt like my hormones were on overdrive because I cried more this week than my whole pregnancy I think. I was also getting very uncomfortable. I am so thankful that the girls are growing and healthy, but it is a lot of extra weight to carry around. My pelvis hurts, my feet hurt, my hands and feet are swelling, and my body is just plain exhausted. All for good reason and I am extremely thankful, don’t get me wrong. But I am happy to be in the home stretch. Growing two babies is a lot of work!
We had our last appointment with my OBGYN this week too. The babies looked great on ultrasound and passed their BPP test. My OB walked us through everything that will happen the day of the c-section and I feel very at peace. I really like my doctor and I know we are in great hands.
Thirty-Six Weeks: Wow, I can’t believe we made it to 36 weeks. This is considered full term for a Mo/Di twin pregnancy (read more about that HERE) and I am so excited we made it this far! My c-section is scheduled for this week and we will be meeting our baby girls SO SOON!
Chris and I spent this week wrapping things up at work because we are both taking several weeks off and enjoying some time just the two of us. Pretty soon we will be a family of four (technically six, if you count the dogs) and we are ready for the adventures ahead!
I will post updates on their arrival as soon as I can. If you want more real-time updates, feel free to follow me on Instagram: @mandamorgan16. Thank you for following along on our journey through this identical twin pregnancy! It has been hard, but it’s been 100% worth it.
Baby girls, we will be meeting you so soon!